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  1. -Editorial: $40 Billion from Gates and Buffet May Change World Health ( - Akukwe)
      "The recent announcement by multibillionaire investor Warren Buffet that he will give a substantial part of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has the makings of a watershed moment in global health. By giving what Fortune magazine estimates to be $37 billion in today's value, Buffet is beefing up the already deep pockets of the Gates foundation, which had more than $30 billion as of June 2006. Since more than 60 percent of the Gates foundation programming is in the area of global health, the implications of a steady source of funds for many years to come cannot be overestimated." 07-06

  2. -Editorial: Bill Gates, Genius and Fool (
      "Bill Gates, who for years was the richest man in the world, is also one of the smartest. But even he couldn't figure out how to beat the Internet — how to transition his grand old monopoly software company, Microsoft, into a business that thrives on the Net. And so he begins his retirement today from Microsoft as the PC era's biggest winner, and the Web era's most spectacular casualty." 06-08

  3. Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft (PBS News)
      "Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday he would give up his day-to-day role in the company to focus on philanthropy. David Kirkpatrick, senior editor of Fortune magazine and Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy discuss Bill Gate's move to philanthropy." 01-07

  4. Buffet to Give Billions to Gates Foundation (MSNBC News)
      "Billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced plans Sunday to give the bulk of his roughly $42 billion fortune to five foundations in annual gifts of stock starting next month." 06-06

  5. Gates - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (
      Provides grants to schools, school systems and libraries. The Gates Foundation is ranked as the top giver in the USA. 7-02

  6. Gates to Triple Tuberculosis Funding (CBS News)
      "Bill Gates pledged Friday to triple his foundation's funding for eradicating tuberculosis to a total of $900 million by 2015, and health experts at the World Economic Forum urged renewed caution against the spread of bird flu." 01-06.

  7. Heroes Against Poverty and Disease (CNN News)
      "The good deeds of an activist rock legend and one of the world's richest men and his wife carried the day in 2005, as Time magazine on Sunday named U2 frontman Bono and philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates as its 'Persons of the Year.' " 11-05

  8. Interview With Bill Gates on Vista (MSNBC News)
      "Bill Gates explains why you should buy his new operating system, what he’s doing next and why John Hodgeman bugs him." 01-07

  9. Melinda Gates in the Spotlight (MSNBC News)
      "Melinda Gates has traveled the world with her husband, meeting with the rich and powerful and visiting its poorest in remote African villages. She and her husband share top billing at the world’s richest foundation, but Bill Gates always dominated the spotlight — until this year." 01-07


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