Bill gates is, according to the last ranking of forbes, the fourth richest man in the world, with a fortune valued at $124 billion. It sits behind two other Americans, jeff bezos and elon musk, and the French Bernard arnault, and in front of the founder of facebook mark zuckerberg. If he made a fortune through microsoft, he resigned from the position of president in 2014 and from his board of directors last year.
Solicited by many leaders, he has made multiple interventions since the beginning of the pandemic, against which his foundation has spent more than $1 billion, according to the new york times. This visibility on a disease that fuelled political tensions has made him a frequent target of conspiracy theories on social networks. The foundation he created with melinda gates is considered the largest private foundation in the world.
She spent some $53 billion in 20 years and employs nearly 1,600 people, according to her official website. We don’t know if bill gates will continue to feed it in funds as regularly as it has so far. Bill had made a list on a white board “for and against marriage,” told melinda laughing.