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Bill Gates, Sr.
Bill Gates Senior is a lawyer, philanthropist, civic activist, husband, father, and grandfather, not necessarily in that order. He currently serves as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Entries by Bill Gates, Sr.

It Can Start With One

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 12:46 PM

Who inspires you to make a difference? Over the years, I have been inspired by many people including my children, my grandkids, and the employees who work around me at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

I am also inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic...

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Make Change Locally to Make Change Globally

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:53 PM

Change is an inevitable part of life. The changes we encounter range from daily, seemingly inconsequential incidents, to monumental transitions over time. Managing change requires balance to focus on the present while planning for the future. This approach to change applies to the work we do at the Bill &...

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Why Young People Are the Most Powerful Change Makers

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:41 PM

I remember well what it was like to be young and fearless. Even before I became a law student, I hoped to a create positive impact and give back to a community that had offered me much.

I love the passion that young people have when it comes to their...

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How Giving Back Can Change Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 2:54 PM

At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we often think about philanthropy in terms of its direct impact on others -- such as how many people were fed or how many children were vaccinated. While we often focus on how to achieve the greatest level of impact, we sometimes do...

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Strengthening the Estate Tax to Strengthen the Country

(933) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 6:16 PM

For eight years I have spoken to anyone who would listen about the importance of creating a strong estate tax, and there is no more critical time for action to be taken by Congress on this matter than now.

In a few days the Senate will break for their holiday...

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HuffPost Review: Half the Sky

(8) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 4:49 PM

I don't normally do book reviews. However, because I'm a recent book author, a colleague sent me an advance copy of the manuscript for Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's new book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide and suggested that some of the themes might be of interest...

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Why I Wrote Showing Up for Life

(43) Comments | Posted April 24, 2009 | 3:50 PM

This Tuesday, my new book goes on sale. The name "Bill Gates" is featured prominently. I suspect some people, if not most people, will do a double-take. I'm used to that. I was still in my early 50s when my son "stole" my name and -- to avoid confusion with...

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