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Bill GATES

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Bill GATES

比尔及梅琳达·盖茨基金会联席主席兼理事

比尔·盖茨是比尔及梅琳达·盖茨基金会的联席主席,负责制订和批准捐款方针、倡导和推动基金会关注的事业,并帮助确定基金会的总体方向。盖茨于1994年开始从事大型慈善工作,并于当年创立了威廉·盖茨基金会,致力于促进全球健康的发展。三年后,他和妻子梅琳达创立了盖茨图书馆基金会,旨在帮助美国各地的图书馆获得计算机,并连接到互联网。1999年,该基金会更名为盖茨学习基金会,以反映基金会的新工作重点,即帮助美国少数民族中低收入学生做好上大学的准备,并有能力负担学费。2000年,为了提高效率、增进沟通,以上两个基金会合并为比尔及梅琳达·盖茨基金会,通过与接受捐助的机构及伙伴组织协作,为世界上境遇最困难的人们创造机会。1975年,盖茨在大学三年级时主动从哈佛大学退学,与儿时好友保罗·艾伦创建微软公司,并领导公司成为商业和个人软件、服务及解决方案领域的全球领先者。 盖茨还创立了考比斯公司(Corbis),同时还担任伯克希尔·哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway Inc.)的董事。

Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with co-chair Melinda Gates, he shapes and approves grantmaking strategies, advocates for the foundation’s issues, and helps set the overall direction of the organization. Gates began his major philanthropic efforts in 1994, when he created the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on global health. Three years later, he and Melinda created the Gates Library Foundation, which worked to bring public access computers with Internet connections to libraries in the United States. Its name changed to the Gates Learning Foundation in 1999 to reflect its focus on ensuring that low-income minority students are prepared for college and have the means to attend. In 2000, to increase efficiency and communication, the two groups merged into the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates work together to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners. In 1975, Gates left Harvard University in his junior year to focus on Microsoft, the company he founded with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Gates led the company to become the worldwide leader in business and personal software, services, and solutions. In July 2008, Gates transitioned into a new role as chairman of Microsoft and advisor on some key development projects. Gates also founded Corbis, which is developing a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe. He is a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.