The Philanthropist: The Charity Work of Bill Gates By Taylor Keane
Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of this slideshow is to educate the reader on Bill Gates’ extensive work in philanthropy and w...
Background <ul><li>Bill Gates is the primary share-holder and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>From ...
Inspiration <ul><li>The public voice in the early nineties began speaking that Gates should give more of his money to char...
Early Work <ul><li>For years, Bill and his wife, Melinda, had given money to charity, but they eventually began to focus t...
Evolution <ul><li>Over the next 6 years, Gates’ foundation begins to grow larger and larger, with a final net worth of $17...
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation <ul><li>Focuses upon the combined interests of the William H. Gates Foundation and the G...
Man of the Year <ul><li>In 2005, Bill and his wife were cast as Time Magazine’s People of the Year, along with U2’s Bono, ...
Shift of Focus <ul><li>All throughout his creation of foundations and charitable donations, Bill has persisted as the acti...
Current Contribution Total <ul><li>As measured in 2005, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation had accumulated more than $29,...
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  1. 1. The Philanthropist: The Charity Work of Bill Gates By Taylor Keane
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of this slideshow is to educate the reader on Bill Gates’ extensive work in philanthropy and will focus upon his charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Bill Gates is the primary share-holder and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1995-2007, he held the crown seat on the Forbes list of the World’s Richest People. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inspiration <ul><li>The public voice in the early nineties began speaking that Gates should give more of his money to charity </li></ul><ul><li>Studied the work of Andrew Carnegie and the Rockefeller family </li></ul>
  5. 5. Early Work <ul><li>For years, Bill and his wife, Melinda, had given money to charity, but they eventually began to focus their spending upon two issues: Global Health and Pacific Northwestern Community Needs </li></ul><ul><li>This led to the creation of Bill’s first charity organization, the William H. Gates Foundation, chaired by Bill’s father and funded with an initial deposit (by Bill) of $94,000,000 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Evolution <ul><li>Over the next 6 years, Gates’ foundation begins to grow larger and larger, with a final net worth of $17,000,000, with many of the contributions made by Bill and Melinda personally. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, Bill merges the William H. Gates Foundation with another family charity, the Gates Learning Foundation, which was founded to bring computer access to poorly-funded areas in Canada and the United States, and improve education. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation <ul><li>Focuses upon the combined interests of the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation. </li></ul><ul><li>Created to maximize the efficiency of the funds contributed to each of the separate charities. </li></ul><ul><li>Largest transparently operated charity foundation in the world </li></ul>
  8. 8. Man of the Year <ul><li>In 2005, Bill and his wife were cast as Time Magazine’s People of the Year, along with U2’s Bono, the former two specifically for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the aid it provided world-wide </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shift of Focus <ul><li>All throughout his creation of foundations and charitable donations, Bill has persisted as the active leader of Microsoft Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>However, as of 2008, Bill has announced his resignation from an active role at Microsoft to focus upon the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Current Contribution Total <ul><li>As measured in 2005, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation had accumulated more than $29,000,000,000 in total endowment. </li></ul><ul><li>Gates, in an interview the following year, pledged that this was just the beginning, and that by the end of his life, he wished to donate upwards of 90% of his total wealth </li></ul>

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