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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has the largest endowment of any charity on the planet, with more than $40 billion available at its disposal to help tackle poverty and public health crises around the world. But as of today, that foundation will focus its "total attention" on defeating the COVID-19 pandemic

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The hero we don't deserve.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-28 12:27 PM | Reply

Similar to the health initiatives undertaken by the Rockefeller Family, to eradicate hookworm in the South. A noble way to invest a vast fortune for the betterment of one's fellow man. Good...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-28 12:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

He came from humble beginnings and made a fortune doing something he loves. He had no expectations as to how rich he would or should be and I think he's as surprised by his success as anybody. I appreciate that he has remained humble and has poured his intellect and vast resources into ways to help humanity. To hear him talk so intelligently at length about health issues, diseases and in particular this virus tells me that even as one of the richest people on the planet, he has surrounded himself with the best people, and that he does his homework. His success has been because of his humble nature, and the fact that he hasn't surrounded himself with a bunch of sycophantic yes-men. Microsoft did more than create software, they also created the newest generation of corporate culture. I had a friend who worked at Microsoft right out of college. He worked on one of the early Excell iterations. He worked for Microsoft for ten or 15 years, worked hard, long hours that he loved and retired a millionaire. I also appreciate that Bill Gates didn't feel the pressure to get a stylist and a personal trainer to remake his image. Yes his suits are nicer more expensive than when he started his business, but the Bill Gates of today is essentially the same man who founded Microsoft.

#3 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-04-28 01:23 PM | Reply

Trump will Focus 'Total Attention' on blaming everyone else

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-28 01:58 PM | Reply

humble beginnings?

Gates dad was a highly successful law firm partner and his firm is still going strong.

as for Bill he's doing the right thing.

We're going to see for the first time if money can kill a virus.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-28 03:39 PM | Reply

Humble beginnings, like having a dad who is partner at the best law firm in the city, and going to a magnet school for gifted and talented children, and then going to Harvard...

It's weird how people feel the need to bend reality to fit into their Myth Of The Self-Made Man.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-28 03:43 PM | Reply

Recently a guy explained to me that this is all a plot for Bill Gates to inject us all with microchips disguised as a vaccine.

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-28 03:59 PM | Reply

Similar to the health initiatives undertaken by the Rockefeller Family, to eradicate hookworm in the South. A noble way to invest a vast fortune for the betterment of one's fellow man. Good...

#2 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2020-04-28 12:54 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 2

If you going to keep a labor force enslaved to your businesses, they need to be well.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-28 05:59 PM | Reply

Recently a guy explained to me that this is all a plot for Bill Gates to inject us all with microchips disguised as a vaccine.

#7 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT 2020-04-28 03:59 PM | FLAG:

That's not what this is about but you can bet your sweet --- there's something in it for Bill and Melinda. Ego fluffing at the least.

#9 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-04-28 06:01 PM | Reply

Humble beginnings, like having a dad who is partner at the best law firm in the city, and going to a magnet school for gifted and talented children, and then going to Harvard...

#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Not to mention his mother was on the Board of United Way, along with the CEO of IBM, which, as the story goes, got him a shot at providing the OS for the IBM PC after Gary Kildall and his wife, from Digital Research, blew off the IBM team that came to buy the rights to CP/M.

That said, he parlayed the hell out of that opportunity, and for that, he is the richest(?) man in America. He saw a goldmine where nobody else even saw a lucrative market.

But not everybody (including the guy who actually wrote the code that became MS-DOS) had that opportunity.

#10 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-28 09:26 PM | Reply

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