Bill Gates: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Twenty-First Century Books, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Bill Gates is famous for co-founding Microsoft and shaping the computer age. But USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, predicts, "[H]is most lasting influence may be in philanthropy as he now sets himself to giving away his vast fortune." People who knew Bill Gates as a child could not have guessed at the fame and riches in his future. He discovered an interest in computers at a young age, and dropped out of college to start one of the world's most successful companies and help usher in a new era of technology. But business and technology do not completely define the Microsoft leader. In 2000, Bill Gates and his wife started the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Taking up issues such as poverty, famine, and disease around the world, the Foundation plans to give billions of dollars to search for solutions and support people in need. With one of the world's most successful companies and an immense charitable network behind him, Bill Gates is posed to make an incredible impact on the world.
 

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I wish it was about Warren Buffet or Carlos Slim.

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Thirty-eight of the largest U.S. billionaires joined the initiative of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet financial guru, to donate at least half of their fortunes, which together are around 230,000 million. The founder of CNN, Ted Turner, filmmaker George Lucas and the hotelier Barron Hilton, the list
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Thirty-eight of the largest U.S. billionaires have joined the initiative of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet financial guru, to donate at least half of their fortunes, which together are around 230,000 million, officials said Wednesday the proposal.
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Among the tycoons who have accepted the challenge are the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, and the co-founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, and the media executive Barry Diller and CNN founder Ted Turner.
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The list also includes the likes of George Lucas, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, the hotelier Barron Hilton and David Rockefeller.
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Gates and Buffett, who Forbes magazine considered two of the world's richest men with a net set of 90,000 million dollars, last month launched the initiative "The Giving Pledge" ("The commitment to donate" to the to convince the country of billionaires who devote their wealth to philanthropy.
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"We just started and we've gotten a terrific response," Buffett said in a statement, owner and financial holding company Berkshire Hathaway known as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his ability to predict the performance of markets.
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In addition to asking for money, Gates and Buffet also asked who would accept his challenge exhibited in a letter the reasons why they decided to donate most of their wealth.
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Bloomberg, who made his fortune from the current financial information company that bears his name, said in his letter that philanthropy is the best investment in the future of new generations.
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"If you do something for your children and show them how much you love, the best thing you can do with difference is to support organizations that build a better world for them," he added.
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Lucas, father of the sagas of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones," he said, meanwhile, that his interest as donor centers on the world of education.
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"It is the key to our survival as a species. We have to plan for our collective future, and the first step are social instruments, emotional and intellectual we provide to our children, "he said.
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The U.S. has around 400 fortunes in excess of one billion dollars, accounting for 40 percent of assets in this level that is in the world.
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If the millionaires who appear on the list of the 400 richest U.S. donate half of its net assets, could raise for charity and social over 600,000 million dollars, according to estimates by Fortune Magazine
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Treinta y ocho de los mayores multimillonarios de Estados Unidos se unieron a la iniciativa del fundador de Microsoft, Bill Gates, y el gurú financiero Warren Buffet, de donar al menos la mitad de sus fortunas, que sumadas rondan los 230.000 millones de dólares. El fundador de CNN, Ted Turner, el cineasta George Lucas y el el empresario hotelero Barron Hilton, en la lista
Treinta y ocho de los mayores multimillonarios de Estados Unidos se han unido a la iniciativa del fundador de Microsoft, Bill Gates, y el gurú financiero Warren Buffet, de donar al menos la mitad de sus fortunas, que sumadas rondan los 230.000 millones de dólares
 

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uInTroducTIon
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ucHAPTEr
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ucHAPTEr THrEE Windows of Opportunity
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ucHAPTEr Four
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ucHAPTEr FIVE Life in the Spotlight
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ucHAPTEr
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ucHAPTEr SEVEn Funding the Future
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uGlossary
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