Bill Gates will make an appearance on CBS’ current season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ this March. The Microsoft co-founder will play himself in an episode where Penny hosts him at work. Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have also made appearances.
According to Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person with a net worth of $105.1 billion -- eclipsing Bill Gates’ previous record. The Amazon founder and CEO’s wealth comes mostly from 78.9 million shares of his company’s stock, which were up 56% in 2017.
According to a report in ‘Wired,’ News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been skirmishing since 2007, when News Corp. employees allegedly engineered a scandal to bruise the social media company. Recently Murdoch has publicly complained about changes to Facebook’s news feed.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to test launch its first Falcon Heavy rocket today. The rocket is the same size as the company’s standard Falcon 9 rocket but has two additional boosters so it can carry much heavier payloads to orbit. Success could take Musk one step closer to his goal of sending people to space.
In a New Year’s post on Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg said the social network was making too many mistakes enforcing policies and preventing misuse. Facebook has been criticized for allowing “fake” news, including some paid for by Russians, to spread during the U.S. elections.