The Different Paths Bill Gates and His Ex Chose Melinda French


Bill Gates and Melinda French are divorced. Both of them also choose different things in terms of donating and doing other philanthropic activities.

Previously, Bill Gates and Melinda French said they would continue to work with the Giving Pledge, a campaign they co-founded with Warren Buffet in 2010. The Giving Pledge invites the world's billionaires to donate most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

However, after their divorce, they gave a statement that showed the difference in their way of giving charity, as reported by King5, Thursday (30/12/2021)

"I recognize the absurdity of so much wealth being concentrated in the hands of one person, and I believe the only responsible thing to do with wealth of this magnitude is to give it away -- in the most thoughtful and impactful way possible," wrote French Gates.

He added that it was important to recognize that giving money that the family would never need 'is not a very noble act'.

Melinda, whose net worth is estimated at USD 6.2 billion according to Forbes, said she plans to focus on fighting poverty and advancing equality for women and girls and other marginalized groups in the United States and around the world. This is done through his Pivotal Ventures as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Meanwhile, Gates, a Microsoft co-founder who is worth more than $138 billion according to Forbes, wrote that he plans to keep the Gates Foundation as the main channel for his giving.

Gates hopes that no child does not have access to life-saving medicines, including quality education. No matter where he lived, all had the same rights. Gates said the foundation he created was aimed at addressing injustice around the world.

"The foundation's mission has evolved over time, but remains focused on expanding opportunities for the world's poorest people and improving education in the United States," he said.

The Giving Pledge now includes 226 billionaires from 27 countries who have pledged to donate more than half of their wealth to charitable causes.

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