May 8, 2013 — The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is putting his money and time where his passion is: eradicating polio. Gates talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about why it makes sense to spend an estimated $5.5 billion to wipe out the disease once and for all.
Apr 23, 2013 — Microsoft founder Bill Gates met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye Monday, to discuss nuclear energy and other topics. But the handshake they shared created the biggest stir in Korean society, after Gates greeted Park with a smile — and his left hand jammed into his pants pocket.
Mar 25, 2013 — Condoms have evolved little since latex ones were first manufactured in the 1920s. Bill Gates is hoping to change that. His foundation is giving $100,000 to anyone who can come up with a condom that men or women actually want to wear.
Aug 15, 2012 — During a festival this week at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, scientists from around the world showcased the latest toilet technologies. Bill Gates himself awarded top-performing commodes, including a solar-powered toilet and one that dehydrates waste within 24 hours.
Mar 30, 2011 — The book's "critical portrait" of Bill Gates "has created a rift" between the men, the newspaper says. Gates says their recollection of events may differ, but he values their friendship and Allen's contributions to their work.
Jan 31, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Bill Gates and the eradication of polio, and the opinion page. In the second hour, unrest in Egypt, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of Harlem Is Nowhere.
Aug 4, 2010 — Forty of the nation's richest families and people vowed to donate most of their wealth to charity. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have launched a campaign to get as many billionaires as possible to take a similar pledge.
Jan 25, 2010 — In our first hour, Bill Gates, and rebuilding Haiti. In our second hour, Hiroshima.