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Bill Gates reflects on six important moments from his life and career, from teaching students to program in high school to his relationships with Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, and Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, who passed away on October 15.

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Name  / Net Worth / Source of Wealth
  1. Bill Gates  $76 billion   Microsoft
  2. Carlos Slim  $72 billion  telecom
  3. Amancia Ortega  $64 billion  retail
  4. Warren Buffett  $58.2 billion  Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Larry Ellison  $48 billion  Oracle
  6. Charles Koch  $40 billion  diversified
  7. David Koch  $40 billion   diversified
  8. Sheldon Adelson  $38 billion  casinos
  9. Christy Walton  $36.7 billion  Wal Mart
  10. Jim Walton $34.7 billion  Wal Mart

source: Forbes

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for  its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, an agile, accelerated grant program encouraging bold approaches aimed at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. Anyone – students, scientists, entrepreneurs – with a transformative idea is invited to submit an easy, online, two-page application.

The Gates Foundation and an independent group of reviewers will select the most innovative proposals, and grants will be awarded within approximately four months from the proposal submission deadline. Initial grants are USD$100,000 each. Projects demonstrating potential will have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to $1 million (usd).

for more info checkout: grandchallenges.com

Meat consumption worldwide has doubled in the last 20 years, and it is expected to double again by 2050. This is happening in large part because economies are growing and people can afford more meat. But raising meat takes a great deal of land and water and has a substantial environmental impact. Put simply, there’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people.

I’ve come across a few companies that are creating healthful plant-based alternatives that taste just like eggs, chicken, and other sources of protein. Learn more about their fascinating process.

source: Bill Gates

2013 Billionaire List

The 2013 Forbes Billionaires list now includes 1,426 names, with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion.  The U.S. leads the list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103)  Checkout the top 100 Billionaires in the world after the jump.

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