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By Dana Meachen Rau

Realize how entrepreneur invoice Gates created Microsoft and accrued a fortune as a pace-setter within the machine after which partnered along with his spouse Melinda Gates to came upon the invoice and Melinda Gates starting place. Readers will find out about their lives and their venture is to reinforce healthcare and decrease severe poverty world wide.

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And of course, Microsofties are always developing new ways ife C & areer Skills Bill will often bring stacks of books with him when he goes on vacation. He also has what he calls Think Weeks. He’ll take time off of work to read books, articles, and papers about topics related to work or his philanthropy. “I definitely think of myself as a lifelong learner,” Bill has said. to use technology. “Twenty-three years from now, I am optimistic enough to think that computers will be so powerful they’ll almost disappear,” Bill said at a 2006 conference.

They also give money to provide free Internet access in libraries throughout the United States. In their home state, their donations to the Washington Families Fund and the Sound Families Initiative have made life more hopeful for homeless families there. The money helps people get training for new jobs and pays for child care. It also helps to build affordable homes so that people have safe, stable environments to 36 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY raise their families. The goal is for these families to become self-sufficient again.

44 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY  The Gates Library Foundation becomes the Gates Learning Foundation, focusing on education; son Rory is born.  The William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation merge to become the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. S. Justice Department lawsuit against Microsoft.  Daughter Phoebe is born.  Bill and Melinda Gates (along with Bono) are named Time magazine’s Persons of the Year.  Bill announces he will step down from Microsoft by 2008 to devote himself full-time to the foundation; the foundation reorganizes its giving into three areas: Global Development, Global Health, and United States.

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