Full Frame Newsmaker: Bill Gates, the World’s Richest Man Gives Back

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Bill Gates on Full Frame

Full Frame is CCTV America’s brand new show focusing on social issues and the impact of philanthropy on our daily lives. Naturally, Full Frame’s debut episode features a thought-provoking and intimate interview with the world’s richest man and noteworthy philanthropist – Bill Gates.

At a young age, Bill Gates realized ownership and licensing of the software he was creating would be his ticket to success as a business mogul. Microsoft soon became one of the leading forces in the computer industry. After shaping the direction of the information revolution, Gates set his eyes on a new challenge – making an impact as a philanthropist.

The World’s Richest Man Gives Back

The World’s Richest Man Gives Back

CCTV-America takes an in-depth look to the Bill Gates Foundation and the continuous efforts to eradicate poverty.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was established in 1994 and Gates took the helm full-time in 2000. “A lot of what I learned at Microsoft is very applicable to this new area,” Gates says in an exclusive interview with CCTV America’s Mike Walter. Gates grew up in a family that instilled in him the importance of justice, knowledge of the world and philanthropy.

This worldview remained paramount to him when he started his own family. “Once you decide that giving your children huge amounts of money is not great for them or society, then you think what are the philanthropic causes, what are the great injustices in the world?” Gates said. “And can giving at a philanthropic level, that’s still very small compared to government level, can it be so catalytic?”

Exclusive Interview with Bill Gates

Exclusive Interview with Bill Gates

Full Frame’s debut episode features a thought-provoking and intimate interview with the world’s richest man and noteworthy philanthropist – Bill Gates.

Each year, Bill and Melinda Gates release a letter to the world where they discuss different aspects of philanthropy and the progress that is being made to make the world a better place for all of humanity. In this year’s letter, they debunk three development myths that they say are undermining efforts to save lives and cut poverty.

Gates told Full Frame, “I feel very lucky and I feel a sense of responsibility. And my wife and I, this is what we’ll be doing for the rest of our lives.”

 

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