Movies from Bill Gates

He Named Me Malala

A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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I recently had a chance to see the movie with Phoebe, my 13-year-old daughter, and a friend of hers. I thought the movie was great. And so did Phoebe. She was truly inspired by Malala and her mission to make sure all girls can get a high-quality education.
Movies from Bill Gates

The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I also like almost every movie he starred in. Some of my favorites include Spy Game, Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, and The Great Gatsby. If you haven’t seen these I highly recommend them! I have watched all of them at least three times.
Movies from Bill Gates

The Sting

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I also like almost every movie he starred in. Some of my favorites include Spy Game, Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, and The Great Gatsby. If you haven’t seen these I highly recommend them! I have watched all of them at least three times.
Movies from Bill Gates

Three Days of the Condor

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I also like almost every movie he starred in. Some of my favorites include Spy Game, Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, and The Great Gatsby. If you haven’t seen these I highly recommend them! I have watched all of them at least three times.
Movies from Bill Gates

Spy Game

On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I also like almost every movie he starred in. Some of my favorites include Spy Game, Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, and The Great Gatsby. If you haven’t seen these I highly recommend them! I have watched all of them at least three times
Movies from Bill Gates

The Horse Whisperer

Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
He directed my all time favorite movie – Ordinary People. I also love A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show, and The Horse Whisperer. I really like every movie he directed.
Movies from Bill Gates

Quiz Show

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
He directed my all time favorite movie – Ordinary People. I also love A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show, and The Horse Whisperer. I really like every movie he directed.
Books recommended by Bill Gates
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7 Extra Books to Read in Summer 2020 by Bill Gates

Bill Gates couldn't resist the urge to recommend more reads in addition to his TOP-5 books list for summer, which makes us only happier!
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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Bill Gates couldn't resist the urge to recommend more reads in addition to his TOP-5 books list for summer, which makes us only happier!
Books recommended by Bill Gates
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Bill Gates 2020 Summer Reading List - 5 Books

Bill Gates' annual summer reading list. Check out 5 books he wants us to read in summer 2020.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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Bill Gates' annual summer reading list. Check out 5 books he wants us to read in summer 2020.
Books from Bill Gates

On Immunity

A New York Times Best SellerA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the YearA Facebook "Year of Books" SelectionOne of the Best Books of the Year* National Book Critics Circle Award finalist * The New York Times Book Review (Top 10) * Entertainment Weekly (Top 10) * New York Magazine (Top 10)* Chicago Tribune (Top 10) * Publishers Weekly (Top 10) * Time Out New York (Top 10) * Los Angeles Times * Kirkus * Booklist * NPR's Science Friday * Newsday * Slate * Refinery 29 * And many more...Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man's Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardUpon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear-fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected-our bodies and our fates.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
When I stumbled across the book on the Internet, I thought it might be a worthwhile read. I had no idea what a pleasure reading it would be.
Books from Bill Gates

The Rosie Result

THE WONDERFUL FINAL INSTALMENT TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SERIES THAT BEGAN WITH THE ROSIE PROJECT'Incredibly funny, life-affirming and warm-hearted' Heat__________Big-hearted, hilarious and exuberantly life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of overthinking. Meet Don Tillman, the genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything. But he's finding that some of his problems can't be solved used mathematics... Right now he is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral for all the wrong reasons; his wife of 4,380 days, Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; and - the most serious problem of all - their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school. He's a smart kid, but socially awkward and not fitting in.Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share the solutions with Hudson.He'll need the help of old friends and new, lock horns with the education system, and face some big questions about himself. As well as opening the world's best cocktail bar. If you liked The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, then you'll love The Rosie Project series. __________'Uplifting' Mail on Sunday'Hilarity is the order of the day in this joyful read' Prima'A fun and satisfying read' Sunday Express 'A fast-paced enjoyable journey. Genuinely heartwarming' Independent'One of the most original and endearing characters in the literary world' Herald AS RECOMMENDED ON BILL GATES' SUMMER READING LISTPraise for The Rosie Project series: 'Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny' Independent 'Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart' Observer'Exuberantly life-affirming' Sunday TimesBrilliant, important, good-hearted' Guardian
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
Along with A Gentleman in Moscow and An American Marriage, I finished The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion and a terrific novel about a woman who deals with grief by bonding with a Great Dane.
Books recommended by Bill Gates
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5 Books to Enjoy This Winter

"The five books on my end-of-year list will help you start 2020 on a good note."
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
"The five books on my end-of-year list will help you start 2020 on a good note."
Books from Bill Gates

Cloud Atlas

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks • Now a major motion picture • Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeIncludes a new Afterword by David MitchellA postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity.Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history.But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon.Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I’m currently trying to finish Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell before the end of the year (it’s amazingly clever but a bit hard to follow).
Books from Bill Gates

Enlightenment Now

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
Enlightenment Now takes the approach he uses in Better Angels to track violence throughout history and applies it to 15 different measures of progress (like quality of life, knowledge, and safety). The result is a holistic picture of how and why the world is getting better. It’s like Better Angels on steroids.
TV Shows from Bill Gates

I, Claudius

Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I’m planning to finally watch I, Claudius—a 1970s BBC series set during the Roman empire—after reading a rave review in The Economist. I’ve read a lot about the Roman times, but this series sounds like an interesting look at the era.
TV Shows from Bill Gates

Ozark

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
A few of the series that Melinda and I are keeping up with include A Million Little Things, This Is Us, and Ozark.
TV Shows from Bill Gates

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

In this docuseries, meet the heroes on the front lines of the battle against influenza and learn about their efforts to stop the next global outbreak.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak. This documentary series on Netflix introduces you to four people who are working super-hard in different parts of the world to prevent epidemics. Since the series was filmed some time ago, the episodes are focused not on the coronavirus but on influenza—which was widely regarded as the most likely culprit for a big outbreak. But Pandemic still gives you a sense of the inspiring work that heroic doctors, researchers, and aid workers are doing to prevent the very thing we’re all going through right now.
TV Shows recommended by Bill Gates
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6 Bill Gates' Favorite TV Shows

I watched Narcos by myself. Billions, Lie to Me, Friday Night Lights, American Vandal, Black Mirror.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
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I watched Narcos by myself. Billions, Lie to Me, Friday Night Lights, American Vandal, Black Mirror.
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3 TV Shows Bill and Melinda Gates Watch Together

Melinda and I watch things like Silicon Valley, This is Us, A Million Little Things.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
Melinda and I watch things like Silicon Valley, This is Us, A Million Little Things.
Music from Bill Gates

The Beatles

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I stopped listening to music and watching TV in my 20s. It sounds extreme, but I did it because I thought they would just distract me from thinking about software. That blackout period lasted only about five years, and these days I’m a huge fan of TV shows like Narcos and listen to a lot of U2, Willie Nelson, and the Beatles.
Music from Bill Gates

Willie Nelson

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I stopped listening to music and watching TV in my 20s. It sounds extreme, but I did it because I thought they would just distract me from thinking about software. That blackout period lasted only about five years, and these days I’m a huge fan of TV shows like Narcos and listen to a lot of U2, Willie Nelson, and the Beatles.
Music from Bill Gates

‎U2

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I stopped listening to music and watching TV in my 20s. It sounds extreme, but I did it because I thought they would just distract me from thinking about software. That blackout period lasted only about five years, and these days I’m a huge fan of TV shows like Narcos and listen to a lot of U2, Willie Nelson, and the Beatles.
Music from Bill Gates

One

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
I thought musicians didn't really know about this all health stuff, but we did get to meet, and I was amazed how he knew all about it and read all about it. So it started a partnership and he's been absolutely amazing. (20 m 50 s)
Music from Bill Gates

Are You Experienced?

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
Paul Allan was far more into music than I was and the musician he loved the most was Jimmy Hendrix and since I was under he used to tell me sometimes the title of the songs, and here is our favorite. (16 m 50 s)
Music from Bill Gates

Sing

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
My kids who are 19, 16 and 13 refresh my musical taste by tuning up the radio or turning the songs on their phone, and this is the one that my 13 y.o. daughter Phoebe likes, Ed Sheeran has a lot of great songs. (12 m 15 s)
Music from Bill Gates

Blue Skies

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
My wife Melinda and I love Willie Nelson so as a surprise gift for her I have him show up the night before we got married. We were on a beach in Hawaii and he kind of walked down the beach with his guitar. One of our favorite songs is this one. (8m35s)
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Under Pressure - Remastered

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Entrepreneur
It is David Bowie's and Queen's "Under pressure". In my 20s and 30s we worked a LOT, but there were few Fridays and Saturdays when we would go to the club and dance, so it's kind of reminds me of that disco days with a little bit of weekend freedom. (4 min 20 s)