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Elon Musk Passes Bill Gates to Become the Second Richest Person in the World

Elon Musk‘s fortune continues to elevate.

The 49-year-old Tesla CEO is now the world’s second-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of Tuesday (November 24).

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Elon successfully moved past Bill Gates to the second spot. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos remains in the top spot.

According to Bloomberg, Elon added an additional $100 billion to his net worth in 2020, largely due to Tesla stock.

He came under fire for his tweet in the summer about pronouns, causing partner Grimes to call him out. He also has an opinion about how to help the world amid the pandemic regarding stimulus packages, which caused controversy.

Over the summer, the country of Egypt has extended a travel invite to Elon Musk to come visit the country and their iconic Great Pyramids, just after he tweeted some conspiracy theories about the landmarks.

More recently, someone made headlines for calling him a “Space Karen.”

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Bill Gates Addresses Conspiracy Theories That He's Pursuing Coronavirus Vaccines to Control People's Minds Using 5G Technology

Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is speaking out about rumors circulating about it.

His foundation has pledged more than $350 million to fight Coronavirus and is currently funding efforts to manufacture multiple vaccine candidates so that if a new vaccine is made, it can be distributed as effectively as possible. However, many anti-vaxxers have questions for him.

“What do you make of the conspiracy theories that you’re pursuing vaccine research to control people’s minds using 5G radio waves and so on?” Bill was asked by Bloomberg.

“It’s strange. They take the fact that I’m involved with vaccines and they just reverse it, so instead of giving money to save lives, I’m making money to get rid of lives. If that stops people from taking a vaccine or looking at the latest data about wearing a mask, then it’s a big problem,” Bill responded.

He then was asked, “How confident are you we’ll have a working vaccine that can be widely distributed by the end of 2020?”

Bill responded, “Well, the initial vaccine won’t be ideal in terms of its effectiveness against sickness and transmission. It may not have a long duration, and it will mainly be used in rich countries as a stopgap measure. We’d be lucky to have much before the end of the year. But then, in 2021, a number of other vaccines are very likely to get approved. The strongest response will probably come from the protein subunit. With so many companies working on it, we can afford quite a few failures and still have something with low cost and long duration.”

Bill actually predicted something about a deadly virus years ago that went viral recently.

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Elon Musk, Joe Biden & Many More Hacked in Massive Twitter Security Breach

Joe Biden and Elon Musk are among some of the many Twitter accounts that were hacked on Wednesday afternoon (July 15).

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, and the official accounts for Apple, Uber and Bitcoin.org were hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam, Buzzfeed News confirmed.

Here’s more about the scam: “Since at least the start of 2018, scammers have created fake accounts mimicking Musk, President Donald Trump, and other celebrities to lure in unsuspecting individuals to send bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency with the promise that they’d have their money doubled or tripled in return.”

A rep for Twitter told the organization that the issue is being “looked into.”

Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg were also affected, among others.

This time, the unknown hacker gained access to the stars’ real accounts, as opposed to creating fake accounts.

Unfortunately, it seems some already fell for the scam: “The bitcoin wallet address associated with the scam showed transactions on Wednesday afternoon suggesting more than $60,000 worth of the cryptocurrency had been deposited in the wallet. It’s unclear if that money was from actual unsuspecting individuals or from the scammer themselves,” Buzzfeed adds.

Here’s what’s going on with Kanye‘s presidential run.

Madonna Joins Bill & Melinda Gates in Effort to Find Cure Amid Pandemic

Madonna is joining the cause.

The “Like a Prayer” pop icon announced on Friday (April 3) that she is joining Bill and Melinda Gates in seeking a prevention or cure for the ongoing pandemic.

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“I’m joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation effort to find a drug that will prevent or treat COVID-19. We need this to protect our health workers, the most vulnerable, and all of our friends and families,” she said in a statement.

“I’m talking about this: I am so impressed by the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator’s urgent efforts to find new or existing drugs that could effectively prevent or treat the disease. Harnessing the strength and knowledge of the research community, the Accelerator’s critical scientific progress will inform how we end this pandemic and prevent future impact from the virus. I send enormous gratitude and strength to the courageous first responders, medical professionals and scientists who are protecting our communities, those suffering and our most vulnerable.”

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Bill Gates Predicted A 'Highly Infectious Virus' Would Happen Five Years Ago

Bill Gates made a bold prediction during a speech five years ago.

While speaking at a Ted Talk in 2015, the 64-year-old business magnate spoke about the greatest risk that was coming and it wasn’t war.

“Today, the greatest risk of global catastrophe…it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus, rather than a war — not missiles but microbes,” he shared, which alludes to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bill added that the virus is more likely to kill millions of people because of the lack of a system in place to stop an epidemic.

The now viral video clip was posted before it was announced that Bill had stepped down from the Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy.

If you missed it, current President Donald Trump spoke about coronavirus testing.

World's Most Admired Men & Women of 2019 - Top 10 List Revealed!

The world’s most admired men and women have been revealed!

The results of the annual YouGov survey were released on Thursday (July 18).

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This year’s list of men and women includes Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and Bill Gates.

The survey gathered panelists from 41 countries to compile nominations. Participants from different countries were asked about who they admired the most. More than 42,000 people were interviewed to create this year’s list!

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Bill Gates Was This Reddit User's Secret Santa, She Flips Over All Her Amazing Gifts!

This Reddit user says that Bill Gates was her Secret Santa and she was gifted the most amazing things for the holiday season via the Reddit gift exchange!

Reddit user Aerrix included photos and a full recap of all the presents she received from the Microsoft co-founder, who is one of the world’s most famous billionaires.

“I just had to go for the two unwrapped boxes that said “Aerrix’s Mittens” and “Clairrix’s Mittens” first. My dog’s name is Claire, btw, how freakin CUTE IS THAT?! He got me ZELDA MITTENS and you guys, matching ones for my DOWG!,” the user, who’s profile says she loves video games and her dogs, wrote.

“Next I open the three pink boxes stacked together, and it’s three special edition wireless XBOX one controllers! I was confused, but only for a moment, because then I noticed the specific SIZE of the big pink box to my left….I knew what it was, I KNEW WHAT IT WAS. It was an XBOX ONE MINECRAFT EDITION!!!!!!!!! There was also a handwritten note from him that says “I love my XBOX and thought you might like one too.” Well yes, yes I would! And I do! I’m just flipping out at this moment (so is my mom on the phone, I’m sending her all these pics AS I’m taking them),” she continued.

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