Why Bill Gates Became A Philanthropist – Business Insider

Why Bill Gates Became A Philanthropist – Business Insider.

Melinda Gates, Bill’s wife, told that story to Rose. Gates had visited a hospital treating people for tuberculosis during his visit to Africa. He called Melinda, she recalls.

“We often call each other when we are the road. Almost every day. But it was a different call. Bill was really quite choked up on the phone … Because he’d seen firsthand in a TB clinic hospital how awful it is to have that disease … He literally said to me, ‘It’s a death sentence. To go into that hospital is a death sentence.”

So he decided not just to donate money to that one hospital, but to do things that could help “thousands and millions” get out of poverty altogether, Melinda Gates said.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been going strong now for 15 years.

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