Once referred to as the world's richest man, it seems that Bill Gates has outgrown the title by choosing to give away a third of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation, which has so far received $28 billion and is the largest in the US, focuses on global health and development and U.S. education.
According to Forbes, which will be releasing its annual billionaires list this Wednesday, this means that Gates (who is worth $49 billion) may no longer be sharing the top three spots with investor Warren Buffett ($47 billion) and Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim ($60 billion). The trio have topped the list for the past five years. It's also speculated that had Gates not donated the money, he would still be leading pack with networth of $88 billion.
Ever since blogging started out back in the late 1990s, when the Internet was slowly, but steadily growing with the help of dial-up connections, it was a special world for early web aficionados. Blogging was, and still is, something everyone with an Internet connection can do. Read more
Now that the weather is perfect outside and the temperatures have settled down for a nice, long summer, it’s important to put the planet first and start being more eco-friendly. Summer is a great time to get back into the habit of prioritizing the planet. The nicer weather also provides more opportunities to get involved and help make more of an impact in your area’s commitment to the environment. Here are 10 things you can do this summer to help the planet. Read more