Bill Gates - His Charity & Social Work
Entrepreneur Bill Gates founded the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, with Paul Allen, and became one of the richest men in the world. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He grew in an upper-middle-class family having two siblings. Bill was a voracious reader as a child, spending many hours studying reference books such as the encyclopedias. Around the age of 11 or 12, Bill’s parents began to have concerns about his behaviour. He was doing well in school, but he seemed bored at times, and his parents worried he might become a loner. Though they were strong believers in public education, when Bill turned 13, they enrolled him at Seattle’s exclusive preparatory Lakeside School. He blossomed in all his subjects, excelling in math and science, but also doing well in drama and English.
While at Lakeside School, a Seattle computer company offered computer time for the students. Bill Gates became enthralled with what a computer could do and spent much of his free time working. He wrote a tic-tac-toe program in a basic computer language that allowed users to play against the computer. Bill Gates enrolled at Harvard University in 1973, originally thinking of a career in law. But he would spend more of his time in the computer lab than in class. Within two years, Bill Gates dropped out of college in 1975 to pursue his business, Microsoft, with partner Paul Allen.
In 1994, Bill and Melinda Gates established the William H. Gates Foundation, which was dedicated to supporting education, world health, and investment in low-income communities. In February 2014, Gates announced that he was stepping down as Microsoft’s chairman to focus on charitable work at his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the few years, Bill’s involvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation occupied most of his time and even more of his interest.
In 2015, Gates spoke out in favour of national Common Core standards in grades K through 12 and charter schools. Gates also proved to be a groundbreaking employer when the foundation announced that it would give its employees a year’s paid leave after the birth or after the adoption of a child. In 2017, the foundation launched an examination of progress made in several important areas related to public health, including child mortality, malnutrition, and HIV. At the time, Bill Gates identified the infectious and chronic disease as the two biggest health concerns that needed to be addressed over the coming decade.
Learning about Bill Gates life, it encourages Grand Tourio to work more and more for the society. The way Bill Gates selflessly devoted and continues to devote his time to the society and the betterment of humanity is an epitome of selfless and generous nature which Grand Tourio strongly believes. Not only Grand Tourio but every firm and every person should encourage humanity over profit. “If you help selflessly, you’ll get endlessly”; that’s the motto of Grand Tourio.