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Satya Nadella Gives $15m to Seattle Children’s

Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft, announced on May 26, 2021, that he would be donating $15 million to Seattle Children’s Hospital in honor of his son, Zain. “When our son Zain was born with cerebral palsy,” said a statement shared by Satya Nadella and his wife, Anu. “Our family formed a deep connection […]

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Ghana School Without Computers Receives Donation from Microsoft

Richard Appiah Akoto is a junior high school teacher in Ghana who had a major obstacle. His students will have to pass an exam including computer skills questions, but his school hasn’t had any computers since 2011 due to budget shortfalls. He has over 100 students between 14 and 15, and only one of them […]

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Bill Gates Donates $4.6 Billion to Charity

Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, has just made his biggest contribution to charity since the year 2000. According to a recent U.S. Securities & Exchange filing, Gates gave 64 million Microsoft shares (the equivalent of $4.6 billion) to an undisclosed recipient. Although the beneficiary has not been named, it is expected that […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates Will Not Be Leaving Children Their Fortune

At a recent TED conference in Vancouver Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and his wife Melinda opened up about their personal lives. The pair said they would not be leaving all their wealth to their three children. The couple stated they will instead encourage their children to make their own way in the world. […]

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Paul Allen Fourth Biggest Giver in America

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has reported that Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen was the fourth most charitable giver in 2012.  The list is an impressive roundup of the nation’s wealthiest people, many of whom have famously committed to The Giving Pledge, an initiative started by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Buffet lives up to his words […]

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Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion

Bill Gates must be one proud man. Thirty years ago, his company, Microsoft, launched the Employee Giving Campaign—and it’s raised over $1 billion since. For every hour an employee spends volunteering, Microsoft donates $17. They also match every single contribution made by employees—dollar-for-dollar. Today, about 65% of the company’s employees have chosen to take part […]

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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 […]