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Bill Gates Philanthropy

Failure Is a Part of Success: The Gates Foundation Should Be Praised for Owning Up

Peter Cunningham | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

A recent editorial suggested that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been characterized by hubris. It has hedged big bets, hoping its efforts would succeed. It's also suffered failure and for that it's been criticized as having exercised too much influence over education policy.

Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

Technological advances will drastically change life in the developing world by 2030. Bill Gates is betting on it. In the 2015 Gates Annual Let...

Zach Carter

Bill Gates Thinks Thomas Piketty Is Right | Zach Carter | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates essentially concurs with French economist Thomas Piketty's landmark book on income inequality, according to a re...

When Philanthropists Give Directly, Are Climate Dividends Next?

Mike Sandler | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Mike Sandler

The debate over unconditional cash transfers remains unsettled. It parallels a debate in climate policy over how to spend the revenues from a carbon price.

Donors Commit $240 Million To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

April 2 (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the World Bank and other donors are stepping up efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa and other low...

Bill Gates: It's Fulfilling To 'Take From The Most Wealthy And Give To The Least Wealthy'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

It would be reasonable to think that co-founding the world’s largest software company was Bill Gates' greatest accomplishment. But this billionaire ...

Since When Does Mike Bloomberg Care About Overfishing?

David Callahan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
David Callahan

Whole areas of philanthropy are shaken up when some mega donor decides they care about X issue. This week it was Michael Bloomberg's newfound interest in overfishing.

How Bill Gates And Bono Teamed Up To Save The World | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact

Forbes: While you two are an odd pairing on paper, I have a theory that you were separated at birth–there are more similarities than you might think...

Bill Gates' Surprising Comments About Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact

If problems that charities tackled were easy, business and government could step in and solve them, Bill Gates said at this week's Clinton Global Init...

Bill Gates Thinks He's A Better Billionaire Than Other Billionaires (And He May Be Right)

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek published Thursday, Bill Gates criticized tech companies for doing charity work more focused on technologi...

Gates Leads $35 Million Investment In Global Disease Research

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is leading a $35 million investment in ResearchGa...

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

WATCH: Gates Talks Saving World, Being 'Geekier' Than Steve Jobs On Colbert

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

Stephen Colbert told Bill Gates that he’s not as “cool” as Steve Jobs, but he has a chance of getting there if saving the world, ya know, ever g...

Silicon Valley Tech Giants Increased Charitable Giving In 2012

Posted 01.04.2013 | Impact

Silicon Valley big wigs loosened up the purse strings in a big way in 2012. The top names in tech gave $1.4 billion to charity in 2012, according t...

Gates Foundation Will Fund Potentially Game-Changing, $1.4 Million Research Project On Massive Online Courses | Posted 11.14.2012 | College

The new agreement between Coursera and the American Council on Education (ACE) was not the only project unveiled on Tuesday that will aim to scrutiniz...

Romney's Empathy Bypass -- and What It Means for Election Day

Maxim Thorne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Wealthy American households are not simply capitalists who choose not to invest in charity. Instead, there truly is a fundamental social disconnect that prevents wealthy households from exercising the empathy and consideration for other American citizens that middle-class households exhibit.

Books Or Food: Which One Will Put An End To Poverty?

Neil Parmar | Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

If you set out to help eradicate poverty, what would be your weapon of choice: more access to books or food? Raju Agarwal pondered what his arsenal ...

Where Are the Women?

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Kavita N. Ramdas

With few exceptions, the leading women in philanthropy are the wives or daughters of rich and powerful men. This doesn't diminish the work that they do. Still, women must have a place at the table that is not based on their relationships to powerful men.

Bill Gates Answers Questions From Arianna And Readers In Exclusive Q&A

Posted 02.02.2012 | Impact

If you could ask billionaire and activist Bill Gates one question, what would it be? Gates answered questions from HuffPost readers and Arianna Huf...

Occupy Giving

David Morris | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
David Morris

While most foundations do not engage in campaigns to expand policies that extend a helping hand to our neighbors, a growing number are engaging in campaigns whose result may be the opposite.

Giving Thanks for a Meritocracy Instead of Aristocracy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Maxim Thorne

Although I appreciate all the good philanthropy does, I wish to alter the way supersized philanthropy operates in America as part of my commitment to keep America true to our founding freedoms.

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Billionaire Bill Gates

Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

You might have heard that Bill Gates and Bono are buddies -- the two philanthropists, along with Melinda Gates, were named Time's 2005 persons of the ...

Bill Gates No Longer World's Richest Man After Giving Away Billions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Michelle Nichols) - Bill Gates didn't lose his title as the world's richest man last year; he gave it away by plowing billions into his c...

Bill Gates College Tour: Billionaire Encourages Students To Teach

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

On Monday, recently retired Microsoft Chair Bill Gates embarked on a three-state college tour. Gates kicked off his trip at the University of Californ...

Gates: Businesses Need To Help The Poor

CNet News | Ina Fried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In two separate speeches on Friday, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates made the case that businesses need to see serving the poor as part of their mission ...