Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, practically gave up his title as the world’s richest person alive back in 2010 by donating nearly half of his multi-billion dollar fortune. Gates and his wife have decided to relieve themselves of over $28 billion that went to different charitable causes worldwide.
One of the main issues that Gates and his beloved wife focus on are the betterment of the US education system as well as the development of strategies for increasing global health. This is why most of the acquired fortune of Gates went to the “Bill and Melinda Gates foundation” which ultimately works to improve the quality of people’s lives in the world’s most impoverished countries.
The current fortune of Bill Gates is estimated at $72 billion but according to him money has no utility if it does not serve a particular higher purpose. According to the visionary the sole purpose of having so much money is to build an organization that is able to redistribute resources out to the poorest in the world.