Bill Gates' Legacy: Charity, not Microsoft

by Preston Gralla

Ultimately, all the work Bill Gates did at Microsoft will be remembered by very few. Instead, he'll be remembered as one of the world's greatest philanthropists. Don't believe me? Then answer this: How did Andrew Carnegie make his fortune?

25 Comments

Maria Moraes
2006-06-27 03:58:31
A part is true.
Kris
2006-06-27 09:34:20
This is one aspect of gates that I really respect. Being the businessman that he is and to give away and now to actually get personally involved in charity by funding cures for diseases plaguing the third world countries he has more than made up for any misgivings I might have had for him.

2006-06-27 13:33:09
i can tell you that Carnegie made his fortune in steel, much quicker than I can tell you any specific act of charity he performed.
Matthew
2006-06-28 19:12:28
I wish you would have explicity listed the charities Gates is donating to (along with links).


Typos in double asterisks:
"Steel sounds as old economy as it gets, but in his time, **stell** was the engine that drove the economy, much as **technoloogy** drives ours."


2006-06-29 08:22:29
"I wish you would have explicity listed the charities Gates is donating to (along with links)."


Yes. There are many people giving out money to causes, but not all of these causes are good. In fact, some of these causes are down right evil and sick.


Warren Buffet gives billions to Planned Parenthood. If Gates gave money for the wholesale slaughter of preborn babies like Buffet, I would surely be sick.

boldaq
2006-06-30 00:15:52
Microsoft magnate Bill Gates has given the largest gift ever to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)-nearly $9 million to the pro-abortion group.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation boasts a $21 billion endowment, distributing grants in excess of $2 billion annually. And every year, the amount the foundation donates to the London-based IPPF grows. Gates gave $1.7 million in 1998, $3 million in 1999 and now, in 2000, $8.8 million. The latest grant will be spread over five years.


"International Planned Parenthood Federation is an especially controversial organization because they are deeply involved in China's one-child [per family] policy," said Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America. "They not only help direct it, they help fund it, and their hands are everywhere in it."


Edward Szymkowiak of the American Life League said the contribution is further complicated by the fact that tens of millions of people use software and peripherals manufactured by Gates' Microsoft Corp.

CL
2006-06-30 05:53:28
Yeah, what a philanthropist.
He's probably getting into human cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
Maybe we are better off without those babies - they won't have to live in the nightmare world Dr Gates and friends are creating for us.
boldaq
2006-07-01 05:37:59
Coming from the richest, as well as a very highly respected person, these words are truly chilling, indeed.


In an in-depth interview with Bill Moyers in May of 2003, Gates named the inspiration behind his funding of pro-abortion population control measures.
It seems that it came from Daddy.
"When I was growing up, my parents were always involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And it's so fascinating. At the dinner table my parents were very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that," Gates told Moyers.


http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/PBA_Images/PBA_Images_Heathers_Place.htm


2006-07-11 07:52:23
"$9 million to the 'pro-abortion' group"
I don't think any one is "pro-abortion"
CL
2006-07-14 13:18:41
"$9 million to the 'pro-abortion' group"
*I don't think any one is "pro-abortion"*


Only the ones who give $9 million to them.

Carol Connelly
2006-10-18 09:58:06
My name is Carol Connelly and I teach technology at Metropolitan High School (x24) in NYC. Recently over 20 of our laptop computers were stolen. The students are devastated and the school doesn't have anymore funding to purchase computers. One of my favorite students Joaquin Then, found this website. Therefore, I am emailing you requesting information concerning donations to our school. We are located in the South Bronx in NYC.


Metropolitan High School
1121 Intervale Ave
Bronx, NY 10459


Sincerely,
Carol Connelly

sadw
2007-02-28 06:41:57
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joe boy
2007-03-05 10:25:41

JOhn Bunroeun
2007-03-30 20:55:31
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pvv3nr2
2007-04-11 10:17:55
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2007-04-11 10:20:00
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2007-04-11 10:20:57
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Les
2007-04-28 22:02:58
That may be true; but so many rich and famous people give millions out to charities and organizations--not because they care or are concerned about the cause, but because they are concerned with their reputation and want to wash the "blood" off of their hands. Bill Gates is a prime example. He has solely screwed people, and stolen money through his flawed windows system. He has illegally manipulated the market and exploited the needs of people through his diabolical need for money and power. Greed! His charities and causes amount to nothing compared to what he has done over the last thirty or more years. Please, admire him? Lock him up and put him out of business. He is no better than the common criminal that slither through our streets.
george
2007-05-02 20:38:04
mmm how msny taxes save ja
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2007-06-14 09:06:59
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Ananta Chakma
2007-10-29 00:08:44
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Betty Hiatt
2007-11-19 16:01:44
Please find me a good charity
LastManStandn
2008-01-05 00:18:48
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm
Ali
2008-02-01 06:30:51
Gates donates to murder (abortion) clinics - I don't see any philanthropy in that. Also you should look into why Rockefeller/Carnegie etc. setup foundations - it's two fold 1. tax shelters 2. they control the public school textbooks that twist history and makes themselves look like masters of the universe.
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