cannot take your money with you, so why not put it to good
As the world population explodes, there are proportionally
on the planet, the product of exploiting manufacturing and
selling of products and services. Meaning of course, that
there will be proportionally more poor people, who are being
exploited. There is though nothing wrong with making money,
provided that it is put to good use. Since, money is just a
tool to accomplish things. Not a pile of paper notes to be
counted for pleasure, or vaults of gold or
the latter would be preferable, since at least is looks
better than a stack of pulp, or a digital display, when
is a sobering thought, that in order to make money, energy
has to be used, mostly from the burning of fossil
fuels. Hence, making money generates a large carbon
where a responsible attitude to increasing greenhouse
would and perhaps, should be, to offset the CO2, as far as is
is why many wealthy people set up charitable foundations.
Donating substantial sums to good causes.
5. BILL GATES
Co-founder: Microsoft (MSFT)
Net Worth: $111 billion
Microsoft Ownership Stake: 1.3% ($23.9 billion)
Other Assets: Cascade Investment LLC ($51.66 billion public assets), $54 billion in cash
While attending Harvard University in 1975, Bill Gates went to work alongside his childhood friend Paul Allen to develop new software for the original microcomputers. Following this project’s success, Gates dropped out of Harvard during his junior year and founded Microsoft with Allen.
The largest software company in the world, Microsoft also produces a line of personal computers, provides email services through its Exchange server, and sells video game systems and associated game devices. It has recently invested heavily in cloud services.
Gates shifted from the company's CEO to the role of board chair in 2008. He joined Berkshire Hathaway’s board in 2004.
He stepped down from both boards on March 13, 2020.
Bill Gates has much of his net worth in Cascade Investment LLC. Cascade is a privately-held investment vehicle that owns a variety of stocks including Canadian National Railway (CNR), Deere (DE), and Republic Services (RSG), as well as private investments in real estate and energy.
In 2000, Gates' two philanthropic organizations—the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation—merged to create the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, still co-chaired by Gates and his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates.
Through the foundation, they have spent billions to fight polio and malaria.
The foundation pledged $50 million in 2014 to help fight Ebola.
As of 2021, the foundation had spent more than $1.9 billion to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2010, alongside Warren Buffett, Bill Gates launched the Giving Pledge, a campaign encouraging the wealthy to commit to donating most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Bill and Melinda French Gates divorced on Aug. 2, 2021.
With the divorce, roughly $5 billion in equities was transferred to French Gates.
Bill Gates is the largest private owner of farmland in the U.S. with over 268,000 acres.
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STORM & THE CURE FOR CANCER
this work of fiction, antagonist, Musket
Meloni is fast approaching becoming the world's first
trillionaire. He's had a brush with cancer, and is looking
for a cure, should it return and spread. When he learns that
John Storm has cured Pope
Peter Benedict, who had stage IV, advanced cancer,
having spread to lymph nodes, other organs and tissues of
his body, he was immediately interest in acquiring the
asset, in company takeover style.
Meloni had stage two cancer. It had grown, but not spread.
The treatments seemed to be keeping the disease at bay. But
for how long?