Prominent People in Philanthropy: Bill Gates

Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University and went on to found one of the world’s largest computer software companies, Microsoft. Since then, he has donated billions to charity, ranking number one on the Forbes Top 400 List for philanthropists in 2012. Most recently, Gates, along with his friend Warren Buffet, formed The Giving Pledge, which encourages the very wealthy to promise to give away at least half their wealth either during life or after death. Bill Gates is one of the most philanthropic and interesting entrepreneurs of all time.

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