[video] Bill Gates: Being Billionaire is Way Overrated

Do you think he has a point? Kinda hard to believe if you are struggling to paid the bills every month.

via BI

But wealth above a certain level really is just, it’s a responsibility that then you’re going to have to either a) leave it to your children, which may not be good for them or b) try and be smart about giving it away. I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars. There’s certain meaningful freedom that comes with that but once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger. Dicks has not raised their prices enough. But you know, being ambitious is good. You just have to pick what you enjoy doing.



Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

Overpopulation huh? This planet can support any number of people you put on it, so that’s B.S. The planet can’t sustain the mismanagement that industry has wrecked on it, that’s why she’s bugging out. Plus, I guess no one remembers that the Rockerfellers were the progenitors of the eugenic philosophy that many of these powermongers share. SMHgates_buffet

via TimesOnline

SOME of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education.

The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.

Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey.

These members, along with Gates, have given away more than £45 billion since 1996 to causes ranging from health programmes in developing countries to ghetto schools nearer to home. Continue reading

WTF? ‘There’s no reason only poor people should get malaria’: The moment Bill Gates released jar of mosquitoes at packed conference

via Mail Online

It was a show-stopping move by any standards.

Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft and a renowned philanthropist, let loose a swarm of mosquitoes at a technology conference in California to highlight the dangers of malaria.

‘Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,’ the Microsoft founder yelled at a well-heeled crowd at a technology conference in California.

’I brought some,’ he added. ‘Here, I’ll let them roam around – there is no reason only poor people should be infected.’

He let the shocked audience sweat for a minute or so before assuring them that the freed insects were malaria- free.

But that didn’t satisfy all the attendees.mosquitoes

‘That’s it. I am not sitting up front anymore,’ eBay founder Pierre Omidyar said.

The stunt was an attempt by Gates – who quit Microsoft last year to concentrate on his charity work – to hammer home the importance of malaria prevention.

It is one of the pet projects of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that announced last year it was donating £115 million to help develop a vaccine for the deadly disease.

Up to 2.7 million people a year still die of malaria each year, 75 per cent of them African children. Continue reading

Buffet Bumps Bill on Forbes Billionaire List

via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is again the richest American, deposing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, after Forbes magazine recalculated the fortunes of some of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

The magazine took another look at the fortunes of some of the billionaires on its Forbes 400 list to assess the effect of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s Depression and released a select list naming some of those hit hard.

But while 17 billionaires on Forbes list lost more than $1 billion in the past month, Buffett managed to boost his wealth by $8 billion to $58 billion, pushing him ahead of Gates, whose fortune fell to $55.5 billion from $57 billion. Continue reading

Microsoft Shifts From Seinfeld to Pharrell in New Ad Campaign

via Woooha

Microsoft recently launched a $300 million ad campaign, their largest ever, with TV ads featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. The majority of America however never understood the ads or felt they were funny, forcing Microsoft to quickly remove Seinfeld from the rest of the ad campaign. Microsoft insists however that Seinfeld was originally only supposed to be in this initial phase and was not removed for poor performance.

Now that this initial “Seinfeld” phase is over, Microsoft plans to use Pharrell Williams along with a group of other celebs with the tagline: “Windows. Life without walls.”No word on when the new campaign will start. Only problem is everyone in the music business knows Pharrell is a die-hard Apple user.

Microsoft gives Seinfeld $10 million to be its next pitchman..

This is definitely a great way to pump some life in the Microsoft brand, its a known fact that Apple has been faster and smarter and have been super effective with their ad campaigns which have brought them to the top of the technological food chain. These new Commercials will be a roaring success but still may not effect the sales of Microsoft Zune amongst other products that Apple still has a significant stranglehold.

Jerry Seinfeld plans on making people go bananas for Microsoft.

Jerry Seinfeld plans on making people go bananas for Microsoft.

via Huffington Post

Microsoft Corp., weary of being cast as a stodgy oldster by Apple Inc.’s advertising, is turning for help to Jerry Seinfeld.

The software giant’s new $300 million advertising campaign, devised by a newly hired ad agency, has been closely guarded. But Mr. Seinfeld will be one of the key celebrity pitchmen, say people close to the situation. He will appear with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in ads and receive about $10 million for the work, they say.

The new ad effort is expected to use some variation of the slogan “Windows, Not Walls,” according to several people familiar with the matter. Those people say the point is to stress breaking down barriers that prevent people and ideas from connecting. The campaign, said to debut Sept. 4, is one of the largest in the company’s history.

Warren Buffet says “I’m Rich Bitch”


 Okay why do we need you to know every year that the wealth in this country is so unbalanced? We are continually bombarded with how much money theses guys have and how philanthropic they are in their endeavors. Honestly I have never seen anything tangible that has really been affected by these guys. Now I want wealth myself but to purposely hoard money and then say I am gonna help later when the world has problems now is insane. Thanks alot Warren.

                                                              Full story at Breibart

Microsoft and Viacom Partner Up


Microsoft and Viacom jumped in bed for a five year co-venture valued at $500 million. In the agreement between the web behemoth and the media conglomerate, Microsoft partnered to access Viacom’s catalog of content shown across its vast network that includes BET, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures.  The content will be shown on Microsoft’s MSN website and incorporated into its XBox internet platform, with Viacom and Microsoft sharing revenue for ads shown across all of their platforms.  Ad revenue will be tracked by AdManager, a recent Microsoft acquisition.  For the full story, click HERE 

In addition, MTV is partnering with Jerry Bruckheimer to develop original programming for its video game division.  Viacom recently infused $500 million into this division.  Bruckheimer will be bringing his big-budget Hollywood expertise to the gaming world, a first for him.   Known for his exploding cars and special effects, MTV is depending on the producer to produce original content which can then be transformed into movie(s) or TV shows, depending on the game’s success.  For more on this historic pairing, click HERE