Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Melinda Gates, along with her husband, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, chairs the world’s largest philanthropic organization. Founded 14 years ago, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given away more than $27 billion. They believe efforts like theirs are making a difference: people around the world are living longer and healthier lives, poverty has been cut in half in the last 25 years and child mortality rates are falling. Melinda Gates joins Diane to talk about the work and priorities of the Gates Foundation, why she believes support for women and girls can make a critical difference and the role of philanthropist in improving lives around the world.

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Melinda Gates

co-founder and co-chair, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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