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Melinda Gates now has a comic book about her life

Up until now, Bill Gates was likely the only member of his family to have a comic book written about his life. Not anymore. Vancouver, WA.-based Blue Water Productions is back with another tech-related comic book and this time it features Melinda Gates, the well-known spouse to Bill G. As part of its Female Force series that highlights… Read More

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Melinda Gates ranks #3 on list of most powerful women

Move over Oprah. Melinda Gates is out to change the world, and she’s moving up the list of the most powerful women. Forbes released its annual ranking of the 100 most powerful women in the world, and Seattle’s very own philanthropic powerhouse ranked third behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. I guess that’s what… Read More

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‘Slut factories’ and Super PACs: Melinda Gates on ‘Colbert’

Did Stephen Colbert just get away with calling the Gates Foundation a ‘slut factory?’ Last night the cantankerous faux right-winger took aim at Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on The Colbert Report. Gates appeared on Colbert to talk foreign aid, especially the Foundation’s new initiative to make contraceptives more widely… Read More

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Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates named to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, philanthropist Melinda Gates and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center director Dr. Larry Corey are among those who’ve been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a more than 230-year old organization that recognizes scholars, scientists, writers, artists and philanthropic leaders. “Election to the Academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and… Read More

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An ‘impatient’ Melinda Gates joins Twitter, tops 17,000 followers in a day thanks to Tweet from BillG

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined Twitter in January 2010, and has quickly assembled an audience of some 3.5 million followers. Now, Gates’ wife, Melinda, is joining the short-form communication channel. And — thanks to to a Tweet from her hubbie — she’s already attracted some 17,450 followers even though she’s just posted four Tweets to… Read More