According to the Bloomberg 2013 Billionaire's Index, Bill Gates is the richest man in the world.
His estimated worth is a staggering $72.7 billion. Then add to that the $28 billion from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and he becomes unrivalled. That is a lot of money, and I for one plan to be his best friend! :-)
This is my favourite Bill Gates speech. Once Part 1 is finished, select Part 2 from the menu. I have been offered honorary doctorates from few universities myself, but at my level, they are about as useful as carrying a bag of sand in the Sahara Desert.
Generally, in life people never help you when you are trying to make your way in the world. People not only place obstacles in your way but also sabotage your progress.
However, once you have made it to the top, people line up to, well, give you awards…
Would it not be much better if we could all rise up together? However, I think these are human attitudes that go back thousands of years and are difficult to change. Moreover, perhaps I am too much of an idealist.
Bill makes a good point about the inequities of life in this speech. I have lived long enough to experience them all.
It certainly seems strange to me when I hear of people in one half of the world drinking themselves to death with cheap imported beer whilst the other half starving to death. Mountains of food burnt in one-half, whilst in the other there is hunger and starvation. Certainly seems like bad economics to me. Therefore, Bill makes a good point in this speech.
Why am I writing this blog? I have a lot of respect for the person for his charity work. I am glad to see him supporting so many great causes. Many people including myself respect him for that.
Well Done Bill!