Wednesday, November 09, 2005

ABC News: Why Bill Gates Is Giving Away His Fortune

So this is why Bill Gates Is Giving Away His Fortune. I hope ABC doesn't move this link. It is an enlightening (if somewhat superficial) look at why Bill Gates put so much money toward charity. I read an article in Time (I think) a couple of years ago about Bill's charity. I was pleasantly surprised to see that he was not a stingy rich man or an uninvolved philanthopist. He seems truly concerned about these issues and sees his fortune as a way to make a difference. He is also concerned about the effect of too much wealth on his children. Fascinating. I do not know much about him, but from what I have seen, I am, as I said before, pleasantly suprised.

1 comment:

sokmunki said...

Now, what he needs to do, from a PR perspective, (so everyone might stop hating him) is to make a night vision, Paris Hilton-style video of himself so that he can get some publicity. The general media, and most people for that matter I guess, don't care about someone until they do something stupid or horrible. I would say that he should kidnap a filthy rich teenage girl - that seems to make quite a stir in the media - but then he would eventually wind up in prison. With a night vision tape, people would just laugh. His good deeds would probably still go unnoticed though... we need dirty laundry. sigh.