Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 06/16/2010 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $76.7 billion
  • Estimated Lifetime Giving: $28 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #1
  • Industry: Computer software
  • Born: Bill Gates - 1955
    Melinda Gates - 1964
  • Residence: Medina, WA

Bill Gates is co-founder, former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft.  Melinda Gates is a former executive at Microsoft and sits on the board of directors of the Washington Post company. In December 2015 Bill Gates, with several Giving Pledge signatories and others, announced the creation of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an investment fund to scale clean energy research and bring new technologies to market.

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We have been blessed with good fortune beyond our wildest expectations, and we are profoundly grateful. But just as these gifts are great, so we feel a great responsibility to use them well.

Bill and Melinda Gates

Giving Interests

Agriculture and Food; AIDS; Community and Economic Development; Education; Environment; Health Care; Human Services; International Affairs; International Development; Medical Research; Philanthropy / Voluntarism; Clean Energy