In many ways, what Ms. Scott is doing is simple: She has said that she has way too much money, and she’s giving it to…View More MacKenzie Scott Announces $2.74 Billion in New Grants
From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Buffett’s wealth soared by $24.3 billion, according to ProPublica. (To underline, this is just the amount the fortune grew.) The…View More Warren Buffett and the Myth of the ‘Good Billionaire’
For weeks, Verda Tetteh felt qualms about applying for the $40,000 merit scholarship her high school in Fitchburg, Mass., offered graduating students. She was bound…View More Verda Tetteh Won a $40,000 Scholarship. Then She Gave It Away.
Anand Giridharadas’s 2018 book, “Winners Take All,” coined a new term for the market-led, corporate-friendly approach to philanthropy that donors like the Gateses have championed…View More Why Did We Think Bill and Melinda Gates Could Fix the World?
By the time Jon Stepanian pulled his beat-up Dodge van out of a Trader Joe’s parking lot on Long Island late one recent afternoon, it…View More Able to Save 8 Tons of Food in a Single Day: Here Come the Food Rescuers
The fortune of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates exceeds the size of Morocco’s annual economy, combines the value of Ford, Twitter and Marriott International…View More Bill and Melinda Gates’s Divorce Spotlights a Secretive Fortune
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an open construction pit these days, surrounded by 12-foot-high wooden fences, with cranes rising…View More A Soaring Arts Scene in Los Angeles Confronts a Changing Landscape
“It was a constant tension point of the foundation. It was Warren who limited it, but Bill’s appetite is always, ‘We should do this, we…View More The Separate Worlds of Bill and Melinda Gates
A federal appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former U.S. representative from Florida who had been accused of running a sham charity and…View More Court Overturns Fraud Conviction of Corrine Brown, Ex-U.S. Representative
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation started with ambitions that, by its lofty standards today, appear almost quaint: providing free internet access to public libraries…View More What the Gates Divorce Means for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation