Monday, 24 June 2024

Bill Gates, Founder of Bill and Melinda Gates

American Samoa

Champion's Profile

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation.

UNDP SDG

Healthcare and Education

Description and impact

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and, in the U.S., to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The co-founder of The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.