The economic crisis may have wiped off $300 billion from the wealth of America’s richie-rich club, but the net worth of many members such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett is still sufficient to buy “almost anything” that includes many a country of the world.
If India,s super-rich do not want to take the Gates-Buffett 'giving pledge', it does not mean they do not give.
Now, as policy takes precedence over politics Narendra Modi is stepping up the pace on social media.
Buffett recalled a conversation he had with Bill Gates over attracting talent from India. "Gates told me to look at IIT to find talent," Buffett said.
With Bill Gates, Steve Jobs & Mark Zuckerberg to look up to as role models, many Indian students are now inclined to startups than complete graduation.
"In developing countries, these diseases are the primary cause behind reduced life expectancy. We will stay focused on those things," he said.
Vishal, with his pedigree, looks like the right person for this role, but the jury is still not out on whether he will be able to perform to his full potential, he says.
His new role in the next 30 years is only likely to be more significant than the three decades he spent in the making of Microsoft. Build yourself as a brand on the web
A Harvard University dropout who ushered in the home computer age and made billions of dollars along the way will have his last official day of work at Microsoft on June 27.
"Leave it alone... It's hard to argue with success because this success is measured in lives," Gates said.
So far, Premji has donated nearly 21% of his Wipro stake to a trust that funds education-focused philanthropic projects under the Azim Premji Foundation.
"The Indian government must accelerate its progress toward its health spending targets, so that innovations benefit the poor people who really need them," he said.
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Bill Gates worries economic woes will force governments to cut foreign aid and hurt the poor worldwide.
The developed country angst about inequality stirred by Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century is irrelevant for India.
Both Nadella and Suri are graduates in Electronics and Communications at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal University.
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Sonia Gandhi does her regular gig in Raebareli, whilst Amethi awaits Smriti Irani who BJP reckons could spoil Rahul’s party.
The deal announced yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD conference in San Francisco, is expected to intensify competition in the smartphone and tablets space.
Microsoft Corp said its Office suite of applications, including the core Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs, will be available as an iPad app.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has taken to the two-for-one way to sell his son, Karti Chidambaram's candidature on his maiden electoral outing.
Becoming Microsoft CEO was beyond even the wildest dreams, said Satya Nadella, the India-born chief executive of Microsoft.
The founder of Microsoft, Gates has been named the 10th most powerful man in the world, ahead of the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs.
We are proud to be a large and vital part of the India growth story -- twenty of the top 20 companies in India use our technology, says Nadella.
Nadar feels that Indian billionaires are not playing their role in philanthrophy and can do more.
In a snide remark over Modi's discussion over tea campaign, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said it was rather "backbiting" over tea.
In an interview with CD, Saravanja talks about the increasing important of spiritual intelligence (SI) in the new economy.
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Clients of Microsoft are delighted that an Indian is the new leader of the iconic company whose software products are ubiquitous across their organisations.
As the third CEO of Microsoft after Gates and Ballmer, Nadella has the tall task of steering an iconic co that has meandered over the past years.
Nadella swept the cyber world today with nearly half-a-billion search results thrown up even as he became toast of the social networking sites abuzz with news of him being named as Microsoft CEO.
Nadella would also be eligible for a cash bonus, which can range from zero to 300 per cent, resulting into total payout of up to $3.6 million.
A 22-year old Microsoft veteran, 46-year-old Nadella was named the new CEO of the company, who will be supported by co-founder Bill Gates.
For Microsoft to be led by a person of Indian origin, I think this is a day that we can all celebrate, said Narayana Murthy, Executive Chairman, Infosys.
Nadella is a "proven leader" whose "strong technical skills and great business insights" will drive the world's leading technology company, says Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer about his successor.
Describing his rise to the top as "humbling", Microsoft's Hyderabad-born CEO Satya Nadella said technology industry respects only "innovation" and not tradition.
'As I step in as CEO, I’ve asked Bill to devote additional time to the company, focused on technology and products.'
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Everyone seems to love Nadella, seen as a humble, down-to-earth guy who is good at building relationships. But this ‘nice guy’ won’t have it easy.
Bill Gates is not the type of man to let his money be flushed down the toilet, hence the $370 mn that he is currently pumping into the design of a lavatory for the future will surely yield solid results.
Outgoing Infy director joins Mohandas Pai, Girish Paranjpe and others in the fund. The fund will invest in 15-17 startups across India.
However, Buffett is not the wealthiest billionaire on the top 10 list prepared by Wealth-X.
A look at GAVI's list of donor contributions and commitments shows that the Gates Foundation has given over $1.14 billion from 1999 to 2009, far more than the US, which contributed just $569 million during 2001-09.
Bill Gates met Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and discussed the polio eradication programme in the country for which his foundation is a major donor.
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"Before drones start delivering packages, we need the FAA to deliver privacy protections for the American public," US Senator, Ed Markey, said.
Nadella is Exec VP for Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft and was a member of the tech staff at Sun Microsystems before joining Microsoft.
Advani also quotes Microsoft founder Bill Gates who has praised Vardhan, a doctor by profession, for his achievement.
Capossela is juggling several important projects from Win8 devices, to phones to Xbox One in his role as VP, consumer channels group.
The robots, Bo and Yana, have managed to raise more than a million dollars, four times the original need, in the last four weeks, in a crowdfunding campaign by Play-i.
"I could sit and listen to Ratan Tata for days on end. He has so much wisdom and insight not only about India but about the world," Howard Schultz said.
When it comes to philanthropy, there are a few Indians who really donate and the latest list is topped by Azim Premji of Wipro.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates today held talks about philanthropy and its impact on society with some of India's top businessmen.
Canadian hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to scale up its presence in India to six luxury hotels by 2020, says a top company executive.
The Twitter fight between Carl Icahn and Pacific Investment Management Co’s Bill Gross has sunk to a new low.
Consider how we could go about creating complex enterprises even if we aren't heroic leaders imbued with special traits like vision.
A fair boss will reward those who deserve it the most, and not, hopefully, those who are most boss-aligned, or who beseech the most.
Even Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates showed some faith in the country's future by buying a stake this week in a Spanish construction company.
Venture capital funding in smart grid sector stood at $65 million in 12 deals in the third quarter of 2013 ended September 30.
Venture capital funding in smart grid sector stood at $ 65 million in 12 deals in the third quarter of 2013 ended September 30.
It’s unusual to find Bihar in the itinerary of the founder of Microsoft Corporation. But when Bill Gates arrived in the state capital on Wednesday, it marked his second visit to the state in less than a year.
About 14 million Indians are living in conditions of modern-day slavery, nearly half of 30 million across the world.
Azim Premji spends more time with large clients, relationship building and sharing business experiences at global universities. Modern Moguls
The question that everyone is asking Microsoft founder Bill Gates today is something he has faced before, and, predictably, many times over.
Gates expressed his intention to focus more on Global Health and Development Program run by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Top CEOs
Premji not only enlarged his inheritance manifold but also ventured into new territories such as, most famously, information technology.
Untiring in his quest to change the way the world consumes energy, the 58-year-old venture capitalist has backed a number of startups.
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A sizeable number of Americans believe that the next Bill Gates would come from India or China - as the two Asian giants are fast marching ahead on the global platform, a new US survey has revealed.
"Room for more philanthropy but real imperative is when you grow as much as India, & have its economic performance, you can do a lot better"
Citing various developments, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today said there is opportunity to double or even triple food production.
Governments world over need to spend a lot more on agricultural research and support poor farmers to avoid running out of food by 2050.
The site also helped politicians like San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, to reach Chinese audiences during the recent mayoral elections.
Bill Gates believes chewing gum and chocolate could become the next tool to combat malaria.
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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says that people will see a sea change in the way they interact with computers in the coming five years.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has donated $10 million to help build a $400-million high-powered telescope in Chile, media here reported Saturday.
Ratan Tata has signed up to a new global experiment christened Plan B, which seeks to infuse businesses with a new DNA that puts people and planet alongside profits.
Software tycoon Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have donated $10-million for the improvement of the living conditions of the urban poor in South Africa.
The recent furor over the ‘casual’ handshake extended by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to South Korean President Park Geun-hye raised several questions.
Tim Cook’s congressional debut, following an appearance at Obama’s State of the Union address in Feb, shows the iPhone maker can no longer afford to keep the low profile in Washington.
As many cos are in idea-led businesses, companies and investors prefer to have iconic chiefs at the helm.
The authorised biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, to be released on Monday, promises to show all the fascinating facets of iSteve.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he was forced to give up on the social networking phenomenon Facebook after too many people wanted to be his friend.
India’s inability to stamp out polio has raised serious fears that the virus causing the crippling disease might never be eradicated.
"The need for a self-regulatory organisation came from the experience of microfinance," says Vineet Rai, managing director, Aavishkaar Fund.
Clothes have often marked one’s place in society. For the man in the boardroom —and it has been mostly men there — it has been the lounge suit.
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Billionaire Tory Peer Lord Ashcroft is to pledge at least half of his 1.2 billion pounds fortune to charity as he joins philanthropic movement.
Azim Premji said he has already given more than 25% of his personal wealth to charity, but acknowledged it's not easy to use money well in philanthropy.
Innovation happens in two situations —either you’re desperate or you’re inspired says Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Cornell Management.
Success has many fathers and failure is an orphan, many young people are afraid of starting up, or simply give up when their first venture fails.
GAVI Alliance was created in 2000 to accelerate the introduction of new vaccines so that all children.
Small wonder Zuckerberg has stepped up to the plate in the fight to retain foreign-born talent.
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