Bill Gates aged 58, the founder of Microsoft. The man with a net worth of $79.6 Billion, is the second richest person in the world after Carlos Slim as of September 2014.
He Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $30 billion since 2000, a fortune that is much larger than the net worth of Mr. Mukesh Ambani($23.7 Billion), the richest person in India.
Bill Gates started Microsoft with co-founder Paul Allen who is also one of the biggest contributors to the bill gates foundation.
He has been instrumental in fighting Smallpox, polio around the globe and the American education system has gotten an overhaul. Gates is not the only one responsible for the changes, but none of them would have happened without the help of the biggest philanthropist in world history.
I would like to share a quote here on what Warren Buffet told Bill & Melinda Gates on Philanthropy. “Our friend and co-trustee Warren Buffett once gave us some great advice about philanthropy.: “Don’t just go for safe projects,” he said. “Take on the really tough problems.”
Why I am writing about Bill Gates is not because he gave us the Windows platform, but he is an admiring leader & philanthropist. Bill Gates have tried to stay away from controversies and once he achieved what he set out to achieve in life, he started the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation fight the toughest problems in the world. – Poverty, Family planning, agricultural yield, hunger, medical issues/diseases like HIV, malaria, polio & Ebola to name a few.
Here are some of the Bill Gates Quotes on Philanthropy Life Leadership Work which unearth the man himself and his thoughts and beliefs.Bill Gates Quotes on Philanthropy Life Leadership Work article continues….
Here is a link to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If you would like to explore what projects they have & philanthropist work they are doing to help the poor and underprivileged people around the globe. – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill Gates also has a blog which not too many people are aware. Bill Gates share the work which he is doing and what projects he is working on. He has also shared some of the personal things like the books he read, people he meet and which places he has visited. You can read more about his philosophy on life and philanthropy.
I am sharing the URL of the blog with you. Bill Gates Blog.
What Bill Gates said after visiting an Indian Slum in UP called Ujariaon. “I just finished Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo’s book on the slums of Mumbai, and so was thinking about this part of the trip before I got here. I’ve been to poor areas many times, but I don’t think anything can completely prepare you for a place like Ujariaon.”
Recently Indian Prime minister also met Bill Gates & what Bill gates said after that meeting. “Narendra Modi has the country talking about toilets. Considering what a difference they make in saving lives—and how many Indians don’t have one—that’s a great thing.”
It is great to know that the richest of the world is doing something for the poor & underprivileged people in India and other countries. While at the same time it is disgusting to see some of the Indian politicians, industrialists and powerful people living their dream life without being touched by the human pain and suffering in their own nations.
I would request the readers to do their bit, it may not bring any change in the world, but it may change something in one life.
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