The Philanthropy Of Bill Gates Has Helped Save Over 5.8 Million Lives

Posted Jan 17, 2012

Bill Gates, the current chairman of Microsoft and the wealthiest American in the world, launched a philanthropy organization called the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Thus far the Foundation has given $28 billion to charity since 2007, which is about 48% of his net worth. The Gates Foundation focused on eradicating malaria and polio. The charity has helped save the lives of over 5.8 million people so far. [GeekWire]