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  • Sterling purchase of the Clippers among top investments in memory

    June 2, 2014 | 9:59 am

    Donald Sterling, forced to sell his National Basketball Association team after a lifetime ban for making racist comments, is not going to be remembered as a "visionary," "icon" or "oracle" – terms attached over the years to renowned business personalities such as Bill Gates, Steve...

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

    February 15, 2011 | 11:03 am

    Let’s hear it for lemonade stands!

    Forty-two percent of entrepreneurs surveyed in a study said their first business venture was during their childhood.


    The current three richest people in America are all entrepreneurs

    Bill Gates – $54 billion net worth

    Warren Buffett –...

  • Mark Zuckerberg, the philanthropist

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 9, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    A different picture of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is emerging than the one Aaron Sorkin would have you see.

    Instead of the fictional Zuckerberg who comes off awkward, insensitive and ruthless in “The Social Network,” the real Mark Zuckerberg is turning out to be – well,...

  • The Giving Pledge

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2010 | 2:42 pm

    Last week, 40 of the world’s richest families and individuals signed the Giving Pledge, each promising to give away at least half of their fortune to philanthropy before they die. A large number of the signatories are Jewish. This column is for them.

    I won’t presume to tell any...

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  • A coup for Hebrew U—Gates to accept award

    By Jacob Berkman

    July 8, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Usually a “mazel tov” would go to the person being honored, but this week the American Friends of the Hebrew University is accepting congratulations for convincing one of the world’s richest men to accept an award.

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates will receive the...

  • Bill Gates to receive Einstein award from American Friends of the Hebrew University

    July 7, 2008 | 7:54 pm

    American Friends of The Hebrew University announced today that Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates will be honored with the first Einstein Award in recognition of his philanthropic endeavors and impact on the world through Microsoft.

    According to organizers, the award marks...
  • You Rule

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "While all other sciences have advanced, government is at a standstill -- little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago." -- John Adams

    If the art of government had improved, then war, disease and poverty inflicted by the tyranny and selfishness of man, as well...

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