Bill Gates had a tremendous success with Microsoft and an equally enormous property. He could just go on with his life enjoying all of this, yet he preferred to work further in order to influence our societies as much as possible, not only in technology but also in other crucial areas such as education and health.
This site concentrates on Bill Gates, not because his views are all correct, but because he made of himself a precious example we should think about. He belongs to those few wealthy persons that decided to pursue satisfaction by helping others, making the world a better place.
Bill Gates founded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest computer software maker, in 1975. He launched the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to support philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning.
The Foundation has since dispersed $26.1 billion in more than one hundred countries focusing on endeavors such as expanding childhood immunization, providing micro-finance for small farmers, and supporting college education.
In developing countries, it concentrates 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.
Millions of lives, mainly children, are already saved because of Bill Gates’ work, while his Giving Pledge initiative created a powerful philanthropic movement.
At the header photos, the hand that appears beside kid Gates belongs to Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist. I like to think that in this context, among Bill’s several activities and development, Paul’s hand symbolizes that there is not such a thing as self-made persons: we all have received immense help and support in order for our work to become even possible.