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Bill Gates Has Donated US$23 Billion To Charity  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Mr Charity Bill Gates, wife donate $40b

NEW YORK - Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are the most generous donors to charity in the United States, having given away or pledged a staggering US$23 billion (S$39.7 billion).

The amount is more than half their net worth, according to Business Week's second annual ranking of the top 50 philanthropists in the US.

The Gates are worth a net US$46 billion - the rough equivalent of Hungary's entire gross domestic product.

Many of the grants made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have gone to improving public health. In September, it donated US$168 million for malaria research. Other multi-million grants have gone to fight tuberculosis and dengue.

With the couple having donated 54 per cent of their net worth, Business Week dubbed them 'the reigning royalty of a new class of self-made superphilanthropists'.

More information at the



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16883 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

He gave $1 Billion to the United Negro College Fund, he's given $50 Million + to NYC to build new schools. He donated about $20 Million to various organizations to help with the relief effort in NYC after September 11th, he's given Billions to the UN to vacinate children in Africa.


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

I sure hope that nobody ever makes fun of this guy again...

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Simply put, Bill Gates is the next Andrew Carnegie.

Bravo, Mr. Gates.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

i agree! kudos!!


filler



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I hope this shuts up all the negative talkers of Gates...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

I haven't seen anything on this anywhere but here. Singapore Air...do you have any link or anything?

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

Unsurprisingly I'm guessing that this came from a Singaporean newspaper (The Straits Times perhaps) because of the Singaporean dollar figure in parenthesis and title...

Greg



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

I didn't even know that ol dog was married. Wonder what she looks like.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3531 times:



User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

WAY TO GO BILL!!!!!!, It just goes to show you that some rich people can be very friendly and sharing people.  Smile

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Average looking woman...

I bet she wasn't after his money  Insane  Big grin



Go big or go home
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Actually we, the consumer donated that 23 Billion.

Gates just got to direct where it went since we bought his products.



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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Actually we, the consumer donated that 23 Billion.

Gates just got to direct where it went since we bought his products.


So do I pay your salary??? As Melinda... they've been married for a long time... way before the billions started rolling in.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

Ahhhhh, big deal. He's rich. Let's see a middle class guy donate half his networth, then I'd be impressed.


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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Go ahead, JetService, how about you set the example?

Bill is a good man. He does a lot of good here in Seattle and all over the world. His example inspires a lot of people here to do good with their money. I admire him.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

And how many small companie went bankrupt, how many workers got laiud off because of Microsoft ?

Although I agree giving to charities is a good thing, I smell here too much of a PR operations. ( I'm hated all over the workd, let's give to Charities, and buy my sainthood back)

707 (I know I'll get flamed for that)


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

CNN

(Dunno why a.net deletes links in the starter post)

Information can also be seen right at the source:

Business Week



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
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I'm a big admirer of Bill Gates, the man get's so much criticism from jealous people simply because he's the richest man in the world. The billions didn't roll in because he sat on his butt and ate burgers, he worked hard. Some people will still accuse him saying he's so rich he should pay that much to charity, not really. It's his money, he can choose not to donate to charity, that's his choice, but being a generous man he does something good for the world.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16883 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Bill and Melinda gates foundation..

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

And how many small companie went bankrupt, how many workers got laiud off because of Microsoft ?

And how many people has Microsoft hired over the years? How many jobs have been created because of Microsoft, such as the small companies that know how to exploit the comonality of DOS and Windows, without which the PC would never have gained the following it now has. In your own company, how many people are employed in the IT department? How many were employed there 10 years ago?

Sure, some got beaten up in the market. That's business. But without question Bill Gates has created far more value than he has absorbed.

Charles


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3384 times:

You can(very reasonably)argue that Microsoft played a huge role in the previous economic boom,creating many hundreds of thousands of jobs.

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

Despite donating to what seem like half of his networth, I have not see his networth go down to half of what he has before.

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3382 times:

His networth stay about the same....

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

I remember his net worth being between 60 and 70 billion a few years ago. The stock market dive took care of some of it, and I suppose the donations to care of the rest.

Charles


25 STT757 : At the peak of the late 1990s Bill Gates self worth was $83 Billion, it's in the $63 Billion range today.
26 Cfalk : STT757, Apparently down to $46 billion now. A billion here, a billion there... Charles
27 Post contains images EmiratesA345 : Does he own 100% of Microsoft? If so, what would happen if he tried to sell the company. Is there another person who could possibly afford to buy the
28 Post contains images Aloha717200 : To be honest, when I clicked on this thread I expected it to be a flamefest against Bill Gates. I say Bravo Mr. Gates. I mean, he's not exactly going
29 Donder10 : But it says something of the ethos of America's wealthy.An attitude all too rare in Europe.
30 Bobrayner : But it says something of the ethos of America's wealthy.An attitude all too rare in Europe. Could you elaborate, please?
31 ScarletHarlot : Emirates, he does not own 100% of Microsoft. It's publicly traded company. I think he owns the most shares of any one person or entity though. I could
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