Bill combating diseases What do all these people have


Bill Gates

person in the world on Forbes’ list for 18 years
down as Chairman of Microsoft to focus fully on philantrophy mission – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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on advancing healthcare, using innovative technology to poverty and
education problems in the developing world
opportunities to sustain third world communities

to give away large portions of his wealth through giving pledge, which billionaires pledge to donate their
wealth to charitable causes


Warren Buffett

the most successful investor of 20th century – primary shareholder,
chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
philanthropist, pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to philanthropic
causes primarily via the Gates Foundation
don’t believe in dynastic wealth” – his children will not inherit a
significant proportion of his wealth and only wants to give his kids just
enough so that they feel like they can do anything, but not so much that
they would feel like doing nothing

entitlement —> no hunger ? business cannot thrive
a wise and self-aware understanding that he did not become rich by his on
efforts alone

of factors like luck and fortune, and being in a capitalist-driven
society that rewards those who speculate money as more deserving than
those who risk their lives for others


Mark Zuckerberg

billionaire with net worth $56 billion when stock price of facebook skyrocketed
and his wife have pledged to give away 99% of Facebook shared, focussing
on alleviating poverty and combating diseases


What do all these people have in common?

intention: not to strike it big but to improve life and user experience
of money: improve life for other people