Science, technology merged in a philanthropic work to improve lives around the world
When thinking on Bill Gates nowadays it is almost impossible to think on him not just as one of the best known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution but also as a person that has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors around the world.
As a result of Bill and Melinda Gates’ interests in social help the Bill & Melinda Gates’ Foundation began to serve poor people in 2000. The Gates Foundation is one of the largest transparently operated private foundations in the world.
The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.
The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Raikes.
The member’s belief that every life has equal value is at the core of their projects in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Northamerica and Southamerica.