Also, Gates' ownership of Microsoft shares have dipped below 2 percent for the first time, he now owns about 1.3 percent.
The American billionaire, founder of Microsoft, bill gates made the largest donation to charity in 2000. He gave away US$16 billion worth of the stock in 1999 and US$5.1 billion a year later, according to calculations by Bloomberg. While in 2000 he gave away $5.1 billion.
The Microsoft co-founder has donated over $35 billion since 1994. However, the drop once again puts Amazon boss Jeff Bezos close to the top spot after he briefly leapfrogged Gates to become the world's richest person based on intraday prices last month.
Now the richest man in the world, Gates' donation represent about 5% of his current $90bn fortune.
After the donation, Ben Silverman, research director at InsiderScore, told Bloomberg, "It's a change in how he distributes that asset". Gates is the second largest and current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is No. 3.
The wealthiest foundation in America has gotten $4.6 billion bigger as Bill Gates announced the transfer of that much in Microsoft stock to augment the philanthropy he runs with his wife, Melinda.
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President Trump has criticized the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, calling it "a completely one-sided deal". According to reports, the diplomats were targeted with a sonic device that had been placed or planted where they lived.
Politico said the trade probe would not mean immediate sanctions, but could ultimately lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods. The forced sharing of intellectual property with Chinese firms has been a long-standing concern of the US business community.
On the tight match at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, he added: "Madrid is a very powerful team and we are happy". We have worked well and then the goals are always the same - we want to win every game and every possible title.
Authorities have launched an investigation to determine how and when the truck arrived in the area, Sumbal said. He maintained that police is investigating and nothing can be said about the nature of the explosion.
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The Food Safety Authority has confirmed that a small amount of contaminated Dutch eggs were supplied to Irish food businesses. . Two people have been arrested in connection with the latest food scandal to hit Europe, Dutch prosecutors said.
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The production will enter previews on November 1 and open on November 29 at the Booth Theater. Martin was last represented on Broadway with his bluegrass-driven musical " Bright Star ".
China Vice Premier Wang Yang in Nepal, Doklam on agenda
But Beijing has said India had no role to play in the area and diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis have not made much headway. China has repeatedly asked India to unilaterally withdraw from the Doklam area, or else face the prospect of an escalation.
Chelsea FC Orders Diego Costa To 'Return Home'
But Costa chose to disobey club rules and extend his holiday in his hometown in Brazil, for which he has been fined by the club. Since receiving a text from Conte while on global duty earlier this summer, Costa has pushed for a move back to Atletico.
Kenyatta re-elected as President : Kenya elections
The dispute led to a spate of ethnic violence that led to the death of 1,200 people and displaced some 600,000. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected into power following Tuesday's election, officials say.
USA probes China's copyright rules
The China Daily said it was unfair for Trump to put the burden on China for dissuading Pyongyang from its actions. If approved, the investigation is expected to take as much as a year, officials said.
Top US general to meet South Korean leader amid tensions
Forces Korea, said Monday during a press conference at command headquarters alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. "The exercises remain important to us and we'll continue to move forward", Gen.
Migrant sea arrivals from Africa rising in Spain
Three times as many migrants have arrived so far in 2017 as the amount who had arrived in the same period a year ago . The IOM say 11,849 people have arrived in Spain so far this year, compared with 13,246 in all of last year.
Toshiba moves closer to avoiding delisting
It was good news for a company confronted with delisting fears and legal battles with Western Digital. Toshiba has entered discussions with the auditor, seeking to gain an opinion with qualifications.
N.Korea Releases Korean-Canadian Missionary
His release comes two months after American college student Otto Warmbier was freed from North Korea , but died shortly after. State Department said last week it would ban U.S. nationals from travelling to the isolated country, beginning in September.