Bill Gates is obviously one of the most influential people on the planet. Aside from having been one of the most wealthy persons in the world for a significant portion of his life, the products that his company created have revolutionized the way that people live and think everywhere. There may literally not be a single person alive today whom Bill Gates and his career hasn’t affected.
A man in that position could easily ride the wave of that success until the day he died. However, after stepping down from day-to-day operations at Microsoft, Mr. Gates and his wife began another organization that aims to touch people in a different way—the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And by starting the foundation with more than $20 billion his own money, Mr. Gates essentially knocked himself out of the running for wealthiest man alive (causing runner-up Warren Buffet to follow suit by donating about $20 billion to the foundation).
But what does the Gates Foundation do on a day-to-day basis that can defend The Guardian’s claim that the Foundation has “arguably become the most powerful charitable organisation in the world”? The link below will take you to The Guardian article that answers just that question. As a former resident of Seattle, I can’t help be proud of the work my fellow Washingtonians are doing down there. Click the link to find out more.