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Gates Comes Clean

One thing I love about Bill Gates is the guy barely changes. I first met him in 1985 and his personality has pretty much stayed constant. What has changed is his focus. This is one super-driven guy. For a few decades it was all about Microsoft. Now it is all about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill promised to give at least 90 percent of his wealth away -- but only after he left Microsoft. He needed to have time to figure out the best way to spend all that money. Some thought he was shirking, but I felt in my heart that he meant what he said. And boy, did he. The coolest thing is he inspired other billionaires to do the same.

The Daily Mail sat down with Bill as he discussed his thinking process. For Gates followers, there was nothing really new here. But for most of us, it revealed a lot about how the once richest man in the universe decided to use all that dough for good.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/13/2011 at 1:18 PM


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