Bill Gates

Bill Gates


Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests...

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What does Rashida Jones have on her shopping list? That’s just one of the many questions that didn’t make it into our podcast. You can listen to some of the big questions we did tackle here:

This new quiz from @Gapminder  is a clever way to fight misconceptions and “upgrade your worldview” about the incredible progress the world has made toward the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change:

Here are five books that I’d recommend as we wrap up 2020. I hope you find something that helps you—or the book lover in your life—finish the year on a good note.

The season finale of our podcast features two incredible people who are using their positions as artists to change the world for the better.

Like many people, I’ve tried to deepen my understanding of systemic racism in recent months. If you’re interested in learning more about the lives caught up in our country's justice system, I highly recommend @thenewjimcrow  by Michelle Alexander.

Monoclonal antibodies are one of the most promising treatments we have for COVID-19, thanks in large part to R&D by Canadian scientists. Because of their generosity, people all around the world will have access to this potentially lifesaving treatment.

This book has nothing to do with viruses or pandemics. But it is surprisingly relevant for these times. @exlarson  provides a brilliant and gripping account of another era of widespread anxiety: the years 1940 and 1941.

2021 will be better than 2020. Here’s why:

It’s great to see India’s leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic @PMOIndia 

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Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO  now more than ever.

I’m always amazed by the disconnect between what we see in the news and the reality of the world around us. As my late friend Hans Rosling would say, we must fight the fear instinct that distorts our perspective:

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Congratulations to the Indian government on the first 100 days of . It’s great to see how many people have been reached by the program so far.

People all over the world are already being affected by a warmer world. What should the plan to address climate change look like? I write about two key strategies in this year’s annual letter.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

#RedNoseDay is a week away! Tweet or RT using #RedNose4Kids  and our foundation will donate $10 to end child poverty.

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I hate mosquitoes. The diseases they spread kill more than half a million people every year. In fact, mosquitoes kill more people in one day than sharks kill in 100 years: #WorldMosquitoDay 

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Congratulations @narendramodi  on a remarkable win in #IndianElections2019 . Your continued commitment to improve health, nutrition, and development will significantly improve lives of many. @BJP4India 

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