January 30th, 2013. Every year Bill Gates drafts a letter encapsulating the efforts of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year he recalled, “From time to time we should step back and celebrate the way that the right goals combined with political will in developing countries, aid, and innovation have achieved so much.” Gates is most proud of improving health for the world’s poorest children; according to Gates, in 1990 over 12-million children a year died and now that’s down to 6.9 -million. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had donated over $26-billion dollars over the last 18 years to help the world’s most venerable.
Gates says we can all do more. Here’s a link to the letter: http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/ and a taste in his own words.
Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of Microsoft, is considered the richest man in America, with an estimated net worth of $65 billion.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.