Published on 07/13/2022 at 15:35
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“Going forward, I plan to donate almost all of my wealth to the foundation. I will go down and eventually disappear from the list of the richest people in the world,” Bill Gates shared on July 13 in a tweet.
As I look to the future, I plan to give almost all of my wealth to the foundation. I will move and eventually disappear from the list of the richest people in the world.
—Bill Gates (@BillGates) July 13, 2022
Since 1994, Bill Gates and his ex-wife, entrepreneur and philanthropist Mélinda French Gates, have donated US$39 billion to the Gates Foundation.
The Microsoft founder took the same opportunity to thank Warren Buffet for his extraordinary generosity to the foundation. Since 2006, the CEO of investment company Berkshire Hathaway has donated more than $35 billion, including $3.1 billion in 2022.
“Although the foundation bears our names, half of our resources come from Warren Buffett, added Bill Gates. His incredible generosity further explains why the foundation has become so ambitious. I can’t I can express my gratitude enough for his friendship and his advice.”