Bill Gates

Bill Gates


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

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I was impressed to see the tremendous impact @gestamp ’s apprenticeship program is having on students and their community:

Technology has made it faster and easier than ever before for people everywhere to give. I’m inspired by how many people from all over the world participate in #GivingTuesday .

I really enjoyed sitting down with @reidhoffman  to talk about the role great cofounders and partners have played in my career, like Paul Allen at Microsoft and @melindagates  at the Gates Foundation. You can listen to our conversation here:

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I'm a big fan of @SiliconHBO  and was excited when they asked me to appear in the series finale tonight. #AlwaysBlue 

I’ve read a lot of great books this year. Here are some I think you’ll enjoy reading over the holidays.

Diane Tavenner had a simple but very ambitious goal: “We wanted to teach kids not just what they needed to get into college, but what they needed to live a good life.” You can read an excerpt from her wonderful new book on my blog.

Here are two amazing statistics: primary health care interventions could save 60 million lives in low-and middle-income countries and increase average life expectancy by 3.7 years by 2030: #HealthForAll 

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I was deeply moved by Tayari Jones’s story of a married couple whose lives get torn apart by an incident of injustice. The book is so well-written that you’ll find yourself sucked into it despite the heavy subject matter.

This new treatment is a gamechanger for millions of people living with HIV in South Africa. I’m optimistic that it could help #EndAIDS  around the world.

Back in my early Microsoft days, I routinely pulled all-nighters when we had to deliver a piece of software. I even stayed up two nights in a row on occasion–I don’t recommend that. This book taught me a lot about the importance of a better night's sleep.

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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.

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

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

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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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Most people know @AlikoDangote  as Africa’s wealthiest man, but I know him as one of our foundation’s most impactful partners in improving health. Melinda and I are lucky to count him as a partner (and friend!) in our work.

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