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Title: Bills Early Life

Bill Gates
Bills Early Life
  • Born in Seattle on 1955
  • Born into a rich business family
  • First became fascinated with computers in grade
  • Displayed strengths science and math, scored a
    1590 on the 1600 scale SAT
  • Began Harvard in 1973

Early Life Continued
  • Attended Harvard with long-time friend Paul Allen
  • He became disinterested in his classes
  • He dropped out of Harvard in 1975 to create his
    own software company with Paul Allen- Microsoft.

Fun Facts
  • Bill Gates earns 250 every second, that's about
    20 Million a Day and 7.8 Billion a year
  • If he drops a thousand dollars, he doesnt have
    to pick it up because during 4 seconds he picks
    it up, he would've already earned it back.
  • The US national debt is about 5.62 trillion, if
    Bill Gates were to pay the debt by himself he
    will finish it in less then 10 years.

Fun Facts 2
  • If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th
    richest country on earth.
  • Bill Gates is 52 this year. If we assume that he
    will live for another 23 years, he has to spend
    6.78 Million per day to finish all his money
    before he dies.
  • He can donate 15 to everyone on earth but still
    be left with 5 Million for his pocket money.

Bill Melinda Gates
"We have the resources and visibility to see if
we can do something about these inequitiesWe
can't do it on our own. But we might be able to
catalyse the changes needed to break the cycle of
disease and poverty." - Bill Gates
  • Born raised in Dallas, Texas
  • Valedictorian - Ursuline Academy of Dallas
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Married Bill Gates
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • The Washington Post

  • noun   someone who makes charitable donations
    intended to increase human well-being

Melinda Gates, Philanthropist
  • 3.2 billion dollars
  • Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

We started our foundation because we believe we
have a real opportunity to help advance equity
around the worldto help make sure that, no
matter where a person is born, he or she has the
chance to live a healthy, productive life. -
Melinda Gates
Awards and Acknowledgements
  • Time Magazine named Gates one of the 100 people
    who most influenced the 20th century, as well as
    one of the 100 most influential people of 2004,
    2005 and again in 2006.
  • Time also collectively named Gates, his wife
    Melinda and Bono as the 2005 Persons of the Year
    for their humanitarian efforts.
  • That same year Gates was made an honorary Knight
    Commander of the Order of the British Empire by
    Queen Elizabeth II.

Awards and Acknowledgements, cont.
  • Gates has received three honorary doctorates,
    most recently from Harvard University, thirty-two
    years after dropping out. He will be this years
    commencement speaker.
  • Entomologists named the Bill Gates flower fly,
    Eristalis gatesi, in his honor.
  • Bill and Melinda received the Prince of Asturias
    Award for International Cooperation in May, 2006,
    in recognition of their world impact through
    charity giving.
  • In November 2006, he and his wife were awarded
    the Order of the Aztec Eagle for their
    philanthropic work around the world in the areas
    of health and education, particularly in Mexico

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bringing innovation in health and learning to
    the global community

Foundations Values
  • All livesno matter where they are being ledhave
    equal value.
  • To whom much is given, much is expected.
  • Philanthropy plays an important but limited role.
  • We are funders and shaperswe rely on others to
    act and implement.
  • We must be humble and mindful in our actions and
    words. We seek and heed the counsel of outside
  • Delivering results with the resources we have
    been given is of the utmost importanceand we
    seek and share information about those results.

The Foundations Mission
  • Is helping millions of families in third world
    countries rise up and out of poverty over the
    next 10-15 years
  • It supports efforts to improve crop production
    and access to markets for smallholder farmers
  • It facilitates access to financial services for
    the poor.
  • It supports

    access to computing in libraries worldwide.

Foundations Involvement in Healthcare
  • Focus funding in two main areas
  • Access to existing vaccines, drugs, and other
    tools to fight diseases common in developing
  • Research to develop health solutions that are
    effective, affordable, and practical
  • Some Diseases and Areas Treated
  • Malaria
  • TB
  • Child Health
  • Malnutrition

Mission In the U.S
  • Increase the number of high school graduates
  • Improve the lives of at-risk children, youth, and
    families in Washington state and Greater
    Portland, Oregon
  • Expand access to information through technology
    in public libraries that serve low-income and
    disadvantaged communities
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