SEATTLE, May 4: Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world.
My dad passed away peacefully at home yesterday, surrounded by his family.
We will miss him more than we can express right now. We are feeling grief but also gratitude. My dad’s passing was not unexpected—he was 94 years old and his health had been declining—so we have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years. And we are not alone in these feelings. My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world.
As the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world, some of the richest people are generously contributing to help out those in need, including the governments of the affected countries and their health institutes. Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person, has announced 100 million dollar aid through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the cause of combating the pandemic. Alibaba founder Jack Ma, the second-richest person in China, has pledged $14 million from his foundation to help develop coronavirus vaccine.
Bill Gates once said, “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” When I read this remarkable quote, I question myself what is the difference between rich and poor. In fact, if I am not wrong in my opinion, then one thing is clear; everyone wants that financial freedom in his/her life. Sadly, many people are not enjoying it in a decent manner. The reason is that they are fighting just for the sake of bread and butter in their daily lives rather than stepping out of their comfort zones. This narrow mind must be changed, if he/she wants to be financial free in life.