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Melinda French Gates Talks Meeting Jeffrey Epstein: “He Was Evil Personified”

Melinda French Gates recalls meeting once with Jeffrey Epstein, and once was enough. “I wanted to see who this man was. I regretted it from the minute I stepped in the door,” the billionaire philanthropist told CBS Mornings anchor Gayle King during an interview that aired on Thursday morning. “He was abhorrent. He was evil […]

Melinda French Gates Talks Divorce From Bill Gates: “I Couldn’t Trust What We Had”

Philanthropist Melinda French Gates has opened up about her very public divorce from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after 27 years of marriage. Following revelations about an affair Gates had in 2000, French Gates ultimately concluded it was time to part ways. “I certainly believe in forgiveness, so I thought we had worked through some of […]

Bill and Melinda Gates to Divorce After 27 Years of Marriage

The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dwayne Johnson to Host Global Citizen Concert to Combat COVID-19 Impact on Marginalized Communities

Dwayne Johnson is set to host a concert special put on by Global Citizen and the European Commission to highlight the disproportionate effect COVID-19 has had on marginalized communities. 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,' which will follow a summit full of panel discussions and interviews on Saturday, June 27, will feature performances from Chloe x Halle, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and more, and air on multiple networks and platforms worldwide including on NBC, MTV, Twitter and YouTube.

Gates Foundation Looks to Hollywood for Anti-Poverty Initiative

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking toward the creative community for a new initiative that aims to shift the narrative around poverty in the United States. The foundation is offering grants of up to $100,000 over two years for proposals that combat the false narratives about the causes of poverty in America. That could include documentary, performance pieces or written word.

Melinda Gates Joins Comedians in Natasha Lyonne-Directed ‘Equality Can’t Wait’ Video Campaign

Ahead of the 'Equality Can't Wait' video campaign, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Melinda Gates about how gender equality can be accelerated in the home and workplace with simple steps.

Melinda Gates Tells David Letterman It’s “Important That Women and People of Color Are Designing Our Future”

As David Letterman's interview subject on 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,' Melinda Gates, who co-chairs a philanthropy foundation with her husband, Bill Gates, spoke about her background in computer science and the way forward for gender equality.

Bill Gates Reveals He’s Not Running for President

During Bill and Melinda Gates' guest appearance on 'The Late Show' Tuesday night, host Stephen Colbert referenced their status as "billionaires" and asked their opinions on the functionality of the U.S. tax system — as well as whether either of them would run for the highest office.

5 Lessons Learned at THR’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast

Words of wisdom, courtesy of Lena Dunham, Melinda Gates and Barbra Streisand.