Only five businessmen have earned the top honour
'This is kind of a strange set of words here'
The Microsoft founder is one of the only people in the tech establishment to have backed the US government rather than the tech giant
'I was a bit disruptive. I started early on sort of questioning; were their rules logical?'
The pledge supports the World Health Organisation’s mission to reduce malaria deaths by 90% by 2030
Controversial new report calls for Bill Gates' philanthropic Foundation to undergo an international investigation
Snoop Dogg told Bill Gates to 'fix yo s***' in the expletive-laden rant
“Let’s socialise this” and “content is king” both made the list
As Mark Zuckerberg announces plans to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares, who are the other big beasts with deep pockets? Simon Usborne charts the most generous
The investment fund promises to 'invest boldy and wisely' in clean energy
Chancellor expected to announce Government has agreed to fund a new £1bn scheme to tackle tropical diseases
The Microsoft co-founder laid out his vision for the future in a 1999 book
The wise knew the demise would be slow. Bill Gates gave newspapers another 50 years
New microbial fuel cells contain bacteria that produce electricity from urine as part of their natural life cycle
Thomas Penfield Jackson, who died of cancer on 16 June at the age of 76, was a federal judge in Washington who presided over a Microsoft antitrust case and ordered the software giant to be split up. He also presided over the the drug possession trial of the former Mayor of Washington, Marion Barry.
His poetry about the failings of the school system has struck a surprising chord online. He tells Charlotte Philby why