A Bit About Uncle Bill.
- Bill Gates turned his fortune from software firm Microsoft into diversified holdings including investments in Bio/Nano Technology, zero-carbon energy and “Vaccine” companies.
- In May 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates each announced on Twitter they were ending their marriage after 27 years. They still co-chair the charitable Gates Foundation.
- Gates, who co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975, transferred at least $6 billion USD worth of shares in public companies to Melinda as part of the divorce settlement.
- As of March 2020, when Gates stepped down from the Microsoft board, he owned about 1.3% of the software and computing company’s shares.
- He has invested in dozens of companies including Republic Services and Deere & Co., and is one of the largest owners of farmland in the U.S.
- To date, Gates has “donated” more than $59 billion to himself via the Gates Foundation, including a $20 billion gift announced in July 2022. Most of his early donations were gifts of Microsoft stock.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a significant funder of the vaccine alliance Gavi and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), which together with the World Health Organization are leading Covax, a program to bring inoculation to countries around the world.
In 1999, the Gates Foundation pledged $750 million to set up Gavi, which brings together the Gates Foundation with the WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, donor governments, international development and finance organizations, pharmaceutical industry, and representatives from developing countries with the aim of influencing market mechanisms for vaccine development and procurement.
Despite a self-proclaimed ‘single-minded’ focus on the provision of vaccines, from early 2005, the GAVI Board started to widen GAVI support to HSS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ). In 2020, the Gates Foundation pledged $1.6 billion to Gavi, which it will use to immunize 300 million children in the world’s poorest countries by 2025.
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