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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, September 30, 2019.

Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z’s net worth

The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.

The world’s 2,153 billionaires are richer than 4.6 billion people combined, Oxfam says

The 22 wealthiest men, led by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, are richer than all the women in Africa put together.
Gates at a New York Times event in 2019.

A mysterious virus in China is a reminder that the world isn’t ready for a pandemic. Bill Gates says we should prepare for a deadly outbreak as ...

The virus, which causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is in the same family as SARS, has killed a second person and spread to Thailand and Japan.

From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

For those tech CEOs who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years — or even decades.
Gates has advocated for raising taxes on the wealthy.

Bill Gates called for higher taxes on the wealthy in a New Year’s Eve blog post. Here’s a look at the American billionaires and multimilli...

The group includes Mark Cuban, George Soros, Ray Dalio, Abigail Disney, members of the Pritzker and Gund families, and a Facebook cofounder.

‘The rich should pay more’ — Bill Gates calls for higher taxes on the wealthy in New Year’s Eve blog post

"We've updated our tax system before to keep up with changing times, and we need to do it again, starting with raising taxes on people like me."
Bill Gates, MacKenzie Bezos, and Bernard Arnault each added more than $20 billion to their net worths in 2019.

The wealth of the 500 richest people in the world grew by an astronomic 25% in 2019. Here are the billionaires who made the most money this year.

Microsoft's stock surge made two of the software developer's largest shareholders over $10 billion apiece in 2019.

Bill Gates played secret Santa for a lucky person on the internet — here’s everything she got in her 81-pound package

Microsoft's cofounder sent a Michigan woman a massive holiday package and made a donation to the American Heart Association.
This garage in Palo Alto, often called the "birthplace of Silicon Valley," is where Bill Hewlett and David Packard started HP in 1938.

These 5 tech companies started in garages, and now they’re worth billions. These are their modest beginnings.

These companies that shaped the tech scene all started in garages, and those beginnings have become essential to their origin stories.

16 must-read books that Bill Gates recommended this year

Bill Gates was particularly drawn to fiction titles this year. Here are the books he read in 2019 that stood out as favorites.