Thursday 27 October 2016

What exactly Bill Gates intending to do with his £70 billion fortune?

Bill Gates

According to Forbes listing he worth $70/£70 billions. He is happlily married to Melinda Gates with three children. How exactly he is planning to do with this fortune?

The Microsoft creator, who has an estimated net worth of $81.7 billion, appeared on today’s edition of This Morning where he made the revelation.

He told hosts Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard: "Well, our kids receive a great education and some money but they will go out and have their own careers."

The 60-year-old technology magnate turned philanthropist said that having vast amounts of money "distorts anything" that his children might try to do.

Bill Gates

"This money is dedicated to helping the poorest," he added, before saying that his children understood why the money was being put into the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and had even accompanied him on some of the projects.

However, Bill did tell the hosts: "We are going to leave a little bit."

There was much praise for Bill on social media from This Morning viewers, who lauded the entrepreneur for his down-to-Earth attitude despite being one of the richest people in the world.

His name was soon trending on Twitter following the interview, with one person saying: "Ah lovely to see Bill Gates on #ThisMorning - some of the best times I ever had were having meetings with him in 1 Microsoft Way. #memories."

While another tweeted: "@thismorning watching Bill Gates, what an amazing human being. Using his money to do good, refreshing and restores my faith in humanity."

A third added: "Watching This Morning and Bill Gates interview what a lovely man, richest man in the world very humble, others take note."

Bill was on the ITV breakfast show to launch his latest campaign The Youth Grand Challenges, which encourages children and young people to embrace science and technology.

The initiative calls on those ages between 11 and 19 to see how science and technology can be used to tackle global issues.



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