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Who are the richest people in the world?
Elon Musk
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Who are the richest people in the world?

Elon Musk surpasses Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take top spot
8 Jan 2021
Britain’s favourite conspiracy theory is revealed
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Britain’s favourite conspiracy theory is revealed

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Aug 2020
Bernard Arnault tipped to become world’s richest person
Bernard Arnault
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Bernard Arnault tipped to become world’s richest person

Frenchman’s Tiffany takeover set to further boost coffers
26 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Farage pact ‘mixed blessing’ for Tories
Nigel Farage Brexit Party
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Instant Opinion: Farage pact ‘mixed blessing’ for Tories

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 12 November
12 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Johnson ‘owes Queen an apology’
Boris Johnson
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Instant Opinion: Johnson ‘owes Queen an apology’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 September
25 Sep 2019
Bill Gates backs poo revolution
Bill Gates
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Bill Gates backs poo revolution

Billionaire philanthropist is spearheading efforts to find lavatory solutions for the world’s poorer nations
6 Nov 2018
How Bill Gates made his money
Bill Gates
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How Bill Gates made his money

Microsoft founder celebrates turning 63 as second-richest man in the world
23 Oct 2018

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Trump falls 222 places on Forbes rich list
Donald Trump
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Trump falls 222 places on Forbes rich list

President’s wealth plummets as Jeff Bezos records the biggest year-on-year gain ever
7 Mar 2018
Who is richest person of all time?
John D. Rockefeller was the wealthiest American who ever lived
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Who is richest person of all time?

None of history’s wealthiest people are alive today
11 Jan 2018
Is Jeff Bezos the richest person of all time?
Jeff Bezos
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Is Jeff Bezos the richest person of all time?

Amazon CEO worth over $100bn - but is he richer than Bill Gates once was?
10 Jan 2018
Should we be worried about artificial intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence
In Depth

Should we be worried about artificial intelligence?

In Depth: the rise of AI robots could make or break mankind’s future
10 Nov 2017
Bill Gates gives £3.6bn to charity
Bill Gates at Trump Tower in December 2016
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Bill Gates gives £3.6bn to charity

Biggest donation for two decades brings Microsoft founder's total giving since 1994 to £27bn
16 Aug 2017
Bill Gates urges Theresa May to maintain foreign aid budget
Bill Gates
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Bill Gates urges Theresa May to maintain foreign aid budget

Microsoft founder defends UK spending as Prime Minister refuses to say whether 0.7 per cent target will stay
20 Apr 2017
World's eight richest men own as much as 50% of poor
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03:Warren Buffett (L) and Bill Gates attend the Forbes' 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards Dinner on June 3, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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World's eight richest men own as much as 50% of poor

Oxfam report says inequality gap is 'greater than had been feared'
16 Jan 2017
Cop21: the key climate change pledges coming out of Paris
Climate change protestors in Berlin
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Cop21: the key climate change pledges coming out of Paris

Leaders and businesses vow to give billions to fight global warming amid emotional pleas for action
1 Dec 2015
Polio in Ukraine: what the outbreak means
Polio
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Polio in Ukraine: what the outbreak means

Two children are paralysed after contracting polio as vaccination rates fall dangerously low
7 Sep 2015
Bill Gates: Artificial Intelligence is a threat to humans
Bill Gates
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Bill Gates: Artificial Intelligence is a threat to humans

'I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence', says Microsoft founder
30 Jan 2015
ALIBABA: the biggest flotation of all time?
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ALIBABA: the biggest flotation of all time?

Share price valuation means the firm Jack Ma started 15 years ago is now worth a total of $167.6bn
19 Sep 2014
HIT AND MISS: Did Microsoft ever love Steve Ballmer?
Microsoft's former CEO and chairman Steve Ballmer
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HIT AND MISS: Did Microsoft ever love Steve Ballmer?

Microsoft's former CEO and chairman will be remembered as much for his failures as his successes
20 Aug 2014
Ice bucket challenge: why are celebrities getting soaked?
Bill Gates
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Ice bucket challenge: why are celebrities getting soaked?

Internet is awash with videos of Justin Bieber and and Bill Gates drenching themselves with ice water
18 Aug 2014
MICROSOFT: The challenge facing new CEO Nadella
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MICROSOFT: The challenge facing new CEO Nadella

Bill Gates endorses Nadella, but some say his presence will undermine confidence in the new boss
5 Feb 2014
RICH LIST: Saudi prince's wealth undervalued
Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, nephew of the Saudi King, is guided on his visit to the Somalian capital, Mogadishu on August 27, 2011. A delegation from the Saudi royal family arrived today in M
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RICH LIST: Saudi prince's wealth undervalued

Annual rich list is based on 'flawed' methods, claims Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (at number 26)
5 Mar 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 20 Sep 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 20 Sep 2012

20 Sep 2012
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