GA-Source bericht dat opperhoofd Bill weer eens wat geld weg gaat geven:
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will announce plans today to donate at least $1 billion to fund full college scholarships for minority students, by far his biggest charitable contribution to date.
The Gates Millennium Scholarships will cover room, board and tuition for at least 1,000 high school students a year over the next 20 years in the fields of education, math, engineering and science, according to a source close to the $17-billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Students covered by the scholarships will be fully funded for their entire college education including any graduate work, according to the source, who asked not to be identified.
[...] Gates has indicated he wants to use his wealth to improve education and health, particularly in the developing world.
Prior to the scholarship program, Gates' biggest single contribution was $200 million to libraries in the United States and Canada, largely to bring Internet access to poor communities.
He also has donated $100 million toward bringing vaccines to children in developing countries, $50 million to develop a vaccine for malaria and $50 million to help reduce maternal deaths in developing countries.
Gates has been criticized for not giving more of his wealth away sooner, although he has said he ultimately plans to give away most of his fortune, leaving a relatively small portion for his two young children.
Ondanks deze enorme gulheid hoeven we niet bang te zijn dat Bill uit armoede een bijstandspappa zal worden: de $100 miljard die hij de mensheid in de afgelopen twee decennia heeft afgetroggeld moet voldoende zijn om Bill en zijn familie de komende drie millenia van een redelijk dik belegde boterham te voorzien...