TraSa897 Foundation

FoundedSeptember 22, 1999; 19 years ago
FoundersLarry Page
PurposeThe Green Party
HeadquartersMỹ Hào District,Hưng Yên Province,Viet Nam
Area served Viet Nam
MethodDonations and Actions
ChairmanLarry Page
Key peopleAsbuSang,
Employees 35,252
Formerly calledTraSa897 Foundation

Green Party of the United States

Governing bodyGreen National Committee
FoundedApril 2001; 18 years ago
Split fromGreens/Green Party USA
Preceded by Citizens Party Association of State Green Parties
Headquarters6411 Orchard Avenue, Suite 101, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
NewspaperGreen Pages
Youth wingYoung Ecosocialists
Women’s wingNational Women’s Caucus
LGBT wingLavender Greens
Latinx wingLatinx Caucus
Black wingBlack Caucus
Ideology Green politics
Political positionLeft-wing
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Continental affiliationFederation of the Green Parties of the Americas
Colors     Green

Tuesday , November 3 2020 United States presidential election

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China Central Television (CCTV, formerly Beijing Television)

First air date2 September 1958
SloganHail to Xi
HeadquartersCCTV Headquarters, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Owner PRC State Council
CPC Publicity Department
(China Media Group)
Launch date1 May 1978
Former namesBeijing Television
Free channels25
Pay channels19
CallsignsVoice of China (external)
AffiliationChina Global Television Network
Official websitewww.cctv.cn(in Chinese)
China Central Television
Simplified Chinese中国中央电视台
Traditional Chinese中國中央電視臺 or 中國中央電視台
Literal meaningChina Central Television Station
Chinese abbreviation
Simplified Chinese央视
Traditional Chinese央視
Literal meaningCentral-Vision

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

TypeTerrestrial television network (1939–present)
Radio network (1926–1993, 2012–2014, 2016–present)
Sports radio network (2012–present)
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational and Worldwide
FoundedJune 19, 1926; 93 years ago
by Radio Corporation of America (RCA), General Electric (GE) and Westinghouse
SloganThe more you know
Headquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York
Launch dateRadio: November 15, 1926; 92 years ago
Television: April 30, 1939; 80 years ago
Digital channel List
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs; experimentally broadcasting at 1080p through NBC affiliate WRAL-TV)
By state or Details
Official websitenbc.com
ReplacedNBC Radio Network

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

BornMark Elliot Zuckerberg
May 14, 1984 (age 35)
White Plains, New York, U.S.
EducationHarvard University
OccupationTechnology entrepreneur
Years active2004–present
Known forCo-founding and leading Facebook
Home townDobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
SalaryOne-dollar salary
Net worthUS $73.6 billion (May 2019)
Spouse(s)Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
RelativesRandi Zuckerberg (sister)
Donna Zuckerberg (sister)

Lawrence Edward Page

BornLawrence Edward Page
March 26, 1973 (age 46)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
ResidencePalo Alto, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (BS)
Stanford University (MS)
OccupationComputer scientistInternet entrepreneur
Known forCo-founding Google, Alphabet Inc. and PageRank
SalaryOne-dollar salary
Net worthUS$51.1 billion (2019)
TitleCEO of Alphabet Inc.
Spouse(s)Lucinda Southworth (m. 2007)

Carlos Slim Helú

BornCarlos Slim Helú
28 January 1940 (age 79)
Mexico City, Mexico
ResidenceMexico City, Mexico
EducationCivil engineering
Alma materUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Known for CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso World’s richest person, 2010–13
Net worthUS$63.1 billion (with family, April 2019)
Spouse(s)Soumaya Domit (m. 1967–1999; her death)
Children6, including Carlos
RelativesAlfredo Harp Helú (cousin)

Jeffrey Preston Bezos

BornJeffrey Preston Jorgensen
January 12, 1964 (age 55)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
ResidenceMedina, Washington, U.S.[1] New York City, New York, U.S.
EducationBS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University
OccupationTechnology entrepreneurinvestorphilanthropist
Years active1986–present
Known forFounding Amazon and Blue Origin
Net worthUS$113.7 billion (August 2019)[2]
TitleCEO and President of Amazon
Spouse(s)MacKenzie Tuttle
(m. 1993; div. 2019)

Almost Famous

Directed byCameron Crowe
Produced byCameron Crowe
Ian Bryce
Written byCameron Crowe
Starring Billy Crudup Frances McDormand Kate Hudson Jason Lee Patrick Fugit Anna Paquin Fairuza Balk Noah Taylor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Music byNancy Wilson
CinematographyJohn Toll
Edited byJoe Hutshing
Saar Klein
Columbia PicturesDreamWorks PicturesVinyl Films
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures(United States)Sony Pictures Releasing (international)
Release date September 8, 2000 (TIFF) September 13, 2000 (United States)
Running time122 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$60 million
Box office$47.4 million

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

TypePublic limited company
Traded as LSERDSA, RDSB EuronextRDSA, RDSB NYSERDS.A, RDS.B FTSE 100 Component
IndustryOil and gas
Predecessor Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (1890) The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited of the United Kingdom (1897)
FoundedApril 1907; 112 years ago in London
FoundersMarcus and Samuel Samuel
Headquarters Haagse Hout, The Hague, Netherlands (headquarters) Shell Centre, London, England (registered office)
Area servedWorldwide
Key people Charles O. Holliday (Chairman) Ben van Beurden (CEO)
ProductsPetroleum, natural gas, LNG, lubricants, petrochemicals
Revenue US$388.4 billion (2018)
Operating income US$35.62 billion (2018)
Net income US$23.90 billion (2018)
Total assets US$399.2 billion (2018)
Total equity US$202.5 billion (2018)
Number of employees82,000 (2018)
Subsidiaries Shell Australia Shell South Africa Shell Canada Shell Chemicals Shell Gas & Power Shell Hong Kong Shell Nigeria Shell Oil Company Shell India Shell Pakistan Shell Philippines Shell Egypt

Bank of China Limited 中国银行股份有限公司

Traded asSSE: 601988 (A share)SEHK3988 (H share)SSE 50 Component (A)Hang Seng Component (H)
Financial services
FoundedBeijing, China
(1912; 107 years ago)
HeadquartersBeijing, China
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleChen Siqing, President and Chairman of the board
ProductsCredit cards, consumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, private equity, savings, Securities, asset management, wealth management
Revenue CN¥503.81 billion
$73.23 billion (2018)
Operating income CN¥227.53 billion
$33.07 billion (2018)
Net income CN¥192.44 billion
$27.97 billion (2018)
Total assets CN¥21.267 trillion
$3.091 trillion (2018)
Total equity CN¥1.613 trillion
$234 billion (2018)
OwnerGovernment of China
Number of employees311,000 (2018)
SubsidiariesBank of China (Canada)Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Websitewww.boc.cn (in Chinese)

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Traded asNYSEJPM
DJIA Component
S&P 100 Component
S&P 500 Component
Financial services
PredecessorBank of the Manhattan Company founded September 1, 1799; 220 years ago
FoundedDecember 1, 2000; 18 years ago
FounderAaron Burr (Bank of the Manhattan Company)John Pierpont Morgan
Headquarters383 Madison Avenue, New York City, New York, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJamie Dimon
(Chairman & CEO)
Daniel E. Pinto
(Co-President & Co-COO)
Gordon A. Smith
(Co-President & Co-COO)
Jennifer Piepszak
ProductsAsset allocation, asset management, bond trading, broker services, capital market services, collateralized debt obligations, commercial banking, commodity trading, consumer finance, commercial banking, credit cards, credit default swap, credit derivative trading, custody services, debt resolution, digital banking, equities trading, exchange-traded funds, financial analysis, financial services, financial market utilities, foreign currency exchange, foreign exchange trading, futures and options trading, hedge funds, index funds, institutional securities, insurance, investment banking, investment capital, investment management, investment portfolios, merchant services, mobile banking, money market trading, mortgages, mortgage–backed securities, mortgage brokering, pension funds, prime brokerage, private banking, private equity, remittance, retail banking, retail brokerage, risk management, security services, stock trading, sub-prime mortgages, treasury services, trustee services, underwriting, venture capital, wealth management, wholesale mortgage lending, wire transfers
Revenue US$109.029 billion (2018)
Operating income US$40.764 billion (2018)
Net income US$32.474 billion (2018)
Total assets US$2.727 trillion (2019)
Total equity US$262,887 billion (2019)
Number of employees 254,983 (2019)
DivisionsAsset and Wealth Management, Consumer and Community Banking, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking
SubsidiariesChase Bank, J.P. Morgan & Co., J.P. Morgan Cazenove, One Equity Partners
Capital ratio15.8% (2019)

About Bill

About Bill

Married to:
Melinda French Gates
Bill & Melinda Gates

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, with an amazing and supportive family who encouraged his interest in computers at an early age. He dropped out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. He married Melinda French in 1994 and they have three children. Today, Bill and Melinda Gates co-chair the charitable foundation bearing their names and are working together to give their wealth back to society.

Bill grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. His dad, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney and one of the co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.

Changed company name to Microsoft.



When Bill and Paul Allen started Microsoft, their vision of “a computer on every desktop and in every home” seemed farfetched to most people. Today, thanks to Microsoft and many other companies, that vision is a reality in many parts of the world, and personal technology is an integral part of society.

Bill is passionate about Microsoft’s work and will always be involved with the company, including his present role as a member of the board and technology advisor.

Started Micro-Soft with Paul Allen in Albuquerque, NM.

Microsoft moved to Washington State.

Windows 1.0 launched.

Windows 95 launched.

Assumed role of Chief Software Architect, as Steve Ballmer assumed role of Microsoft CEO.

The original Xbox released.

Left his daily job at Microsoft.

Stepped down as chairman. Remained on the board and began serving as technology advisor.

Bill and Melinda officially
established the foundation. They also announced the first round of Gates Millennium Scholars, part of a $1 billion effort to help 20,000 young people afford college over the next two decades.

The foundation completed efforts to help install 47,000 computers in 11,000 libraries in all 50 states. Ninety-five percent of libraries have computers with Internet access, up from 27 percent in 1996.

Warren Buffett pledged the bulk of his wealth to the foundation.

Bill and Melinda challenged the global health community to declare this the Decade of Vaccines. They pledged $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop, and deliver vaccines for the world’s poorest countries.

Bill helped launch a $5.5 billion effort to eradicate polio by 2018. India was certified polio-free by the World Health Organization, leaving only three countries that have never been free of the disease.

Bill & Melinda Gates


These days Bill focuses most of his time on the work he and Melinda are doing through their foundation. People are often surprised to hear him say that this work has a lot in common with his work at Microsoft. In both cases, he gets to bring together smart people and collaborate with them to solve big, tough problems.

Bill is gratified to know that the foundation and its many partners are helping people all over the world live healthier, more productive lives.

Other Interests

In addition to the foundation’s work, Bill has separately taken on some projects to address issues that interest him personally, such as delivering clean energy to everyone who needs it.

In all his work—with the foundation and otherwise—he’s focused on what he calls catalytic philanthropy: investments in innovations that will improve life for the poorest. They’re solutions to problems where markets and governments underinvest.

Bill helped launch TerraPower, a company that aims to provide the world with a more affordable, secure, and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.

Melinda, Warren Buffett, and Bill launched the Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest people to dedicate most of their wealth to philanthropy.

Bill tried his hand at making a viral video with Jimmy Fallon. This has nothing to do with catalytic philanthropy–he just thought you might enjoy it.

A Message From Bill

I feel very lucky to get to connect with so many extraordinary people. Whenever I have the chance, I set aside a few minutes to share what I’m learning here on the Gates Notes. Thanks for reading.

Seattle, WA

The 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump

“We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will Make America Great Again!”

             – President Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, setting the standards of excellence in his business endeavors, and now, for the United States of America.

A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, President Trump has always dreamed big and pushed the boundaries of what is possible his entire career, devoting his life to building business, jobs and the American Dream. This was brought to life by a movement he inspired in the people of America when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in June 2015.

This movement would ultimately lead to one of the most unique Presidential campaigns in history.  Ever the leader, Trump followed no rule book and took his message, “Make America Great Again” directly to the people.  Campaigning in historically democratic states and counties across the country, Trump was elected President in November 2016 in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years.

President Trump is working hard to implement his ‘America First’ platform, continuing his promise to the American people to lower taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare, end stifling regulations, protect our borders, keep jobs in our country, take care of our veterans, strengthen our military and law enforcement, and renegotiate bad trade deals, creating a government of, by and for the people.

He is making America First, again, restoring our nation’s faith, ushering in a bright, new future now and for generations to come.

The 48th Vice President of the United States
Michael R. Pence

Born in Columbus, Indiana, Mike Pence had a front row seat to the American Dream. A family of Irish immigrants, Vice President watched his grandparents and parents build everything that matters – a family, a business, and a good name. He was raised to believe in the importance of hard work, faith, and family.

After meeting the love of his life, Second Lady Karen Pence, and graduating law school, Vice President Pence led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and hosted a syndicated talk radio show focused on Indiana public affairs. Along the way, he became the proud father to three children.

In 2000, he launched a successful bid for his local congressional seat, entering the United States House of Representatives at the age of 40. After serving in Congress for 12 years, Vice President was elected the 50th Governor of Indiana in 2012.  It was Indiana’s success story, his record of legislative and executive experience, and his strong family values that prompted President Donald Trump to select Mike Pence as his running mate in July 2016.

Since being elected on November 8, 2016, Vice President Mike Pence remains grateful for the grace of God, the love and support of his family, and the blessings of liberty that are every American’s birthright. He looks forward to working with the American people as together they seek to Make America Great Again.

Alphabet Inc. is a holding company


is for Google

As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our current businesses.” From the start, we’ve always strived to do more, and to do important and meaningful things with the resources we have. 

We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time. Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android. And we haven’t stopped there. We are still trying to do things other people think are crazy but we are super excited about.

We’ve long believed that over time companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.

Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable. So we are creating a new company, called Alphabet. I am really excited to be running Alphabet as CEO with help from my capable partner, Sergey, as President.

What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related.

Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence. In general, our model is to have a strong CEO who runs each business, with Sergey and me in service to them as needed. We will rigorously handle capital allocation and work to make sure each business is executing well. We’ll also make sure we have a great CEO for each business, and we’ll determine their compensation. In addition, with this new structure we plan to implement segment reporting for our Q4 results, where Google financials will be provided separately than those for the rest of Alphabet businesses as a whole.

This new structure will allow us to keep tremendous focus on the extraordinary opportunities we have inside of Google. A key part of this is Sundar Pichai. Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some time now, and I’ve been tremendously enjoying our work together. He has really stepped up since October of last year, when he took on product and engineering responsibility for our internet businesses. Sergey and I have been super excited about his progress and dedication to the company. And it is clear to us and our board that it is time for Sundar to be CEO of Google. I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as he is to run the slightly slimmed down Google and this frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations. I have been spending quite a bit of time with Sundar, helping him and the company in any way I can, and I will of course continue to do that. Google itself is also making all sorts of new products, and I know Sundar will always be focused on innovation—continuing to stretch boundaries. I know he deeply cares that we can continue to make big strides on our core mission to organize the world’s information. Recent launches like Google Photos and Google Now using machine learning are amazing progress. Google also has some services that are run with their own identity, like YouTube. Susan is doing a great job as CEO, running a strong brand and driving incredible growth.

Sergey and I are seriously in the business of starting new things. Alphabet will also include our X lab, which incubates new efforts like Wing, our drone delivery effort. We are also stoked about growing our investment arms, Ventures and Capital, as part of this new structure.

Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. Our two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

For Sergey and me this is a very exciting new chapter in the life of Google—the birth of Alphabet. We liked the name Alphabet because it means a collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is the core of how we index with Google search! We also like that it means alpha‑bet (Alpha is investment return above benchmark), which we strive for! I should add that we are not intending for this to be a big consumer brand with related products—the whole point is that Alphabet companies should have independence and develop their own brands.

We are excited about…

  • Getting more ambitious things done.
  • Taking the long-term view.
  • Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish.
  • Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources we see.
  • Improving the transparency and oversight of what we’re doing.
  • Making Google even better through greater focus.
  • And hopefully… as a result of all this, improving the lives of as many people as we can.

What could be better? No wonder we are excited to get to work with everyone in the Alphabet family. Don’t worry, we’re still getting used to the name too!

Larry Page
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