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Bill Gates who co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen was a drop out of Harvard when he was a teenager still he managed to make the history. He is the man who brought change in the world through technology. The man was also the world’s richest person. However, he has now overtaken by Jeff Bezos but this doesn’t stop him to be active and involved in a number of causes. He uses his billions of dollars to change the world for the better. Today, Bill Gates turns 63 years. So, let’s take a look at how the man behind technology with $93.5 billion at his disposal is positively impacting the world.
In the year 2000, Bill Gates along with his wife, Melinda Gates began the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Their Foundation works to eradicate poverty from the world and developing the world. They also ensure to reduce hunger from the world. He has donated over $50 billion that’s over Rs 3,66,000 crore so far to different charitable causes. He also does charity in India.
- The Giving Pledge
In June 2010, Bill Gates along with Warren Buffett started The Giving Pledge. It demands billionaires and rich people around the world to pledge more than 50% of personal wealth to philanthropy. His efforts helped 40 United States billionaires commit $125 billion of their fortune towards charitable works only within two months. There are 186 pledgers from 22 countries so far.
- Climate Change
We all have been seeing the climate change in the whole world which poses a massive threat to the longterm existence. One of the richest men in the world is one of the earliest proponents of climate change activism. He announced Breakthrough Energy Coalition (a group of private investors of investing in clean-energy firms) at the 2015 UN Climate Change Summit in Paris. In this investment fund, about $7 billion has been pledged including Richard Branson, Jack Ma, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and others.
- Global Healthcare
To improve the health standards of the poor and struggling people, he along with his wife Melinda Gates donated a substantial amount through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s charitable trust. His interest in global health was raised by Dr Bill Foege back in 1999.
So far, he donates about $1.7 billion to improve the quality of education in schools and colleges through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also identified inequality the biggest problem in the US.