Bill Gates

Bill Gates


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

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Ever heard a toilet be compared to an espresso machine? That’s how Dr. Shannon Yee describes the toilet he and his team have developed.

This map from @OurWorldInData  shows the progress we’ve made–but also highlights how much work we have left to do.

Nearly half of the world’s population still lack access to a toilet that safely removes waste from the home. The good news is—we are closer than ever to solving this crisis.

Nearly half of the world’s population still lack access to a toilet that safely removes waste from the home. The good news is—we are closer than ever to solving this crisis.

This program will make clean-energy innovations more available and affordable for everyone.

This program will make clean-energy innovations more available and affordable for everyone.

How much of the world population still lacks access to a toilet that safely removes waste from the home? Find the answer here:

Our foundation has been working to address this massive problem for 10 years—here’s one of the incredible Reinvent the Toilet designs that could help:

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My favorite author’s new book might be his best one yet. Each chapter covers one of 71 facts about the world that help you understand how history ties together. I unabashedly recommend it to anyone who loves learning.

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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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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 

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.

This is one of my favorite infographics. A lot of people underestimate just how much life has improved over the last two centuries:

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One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I got my first dose this week, and I feel great. Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers who got us to this point.

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There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel #coronavirus . But the window for making important decisions hasn’t closed. The choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact.

Earlier this month, the world lost one of the greatest vaccine creators of our time. Dr. Adel Mahmoud saved the lives of countless children.

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