Friday, January 13, 2012

Redefining Action Hero: Bill Gates is Better Than Batman [Infographic]

I have a lot of respect for Bill Gates. Not just because he’s been wildly successful, but because as far as I can understand, he’s kept a steady head about him in spite of his success. As one of the wealthiest men in the world, he’s also making a name for himself as one of the most philanthropic.

Obviously most of us don’t have the kind of capital that Bill Gates has to work with, but I feel that everyone could learn from his philosophy towards philanthropy. I admire that his approach is both compassionate and practical. He sees charitable endeavors as something well worth investing in, because ultimately everyone benefits from an overall better quality of life around the world. He sums it up himself pretty well: “[The] hybrid engine of self-interest and concern for others can serve a much wider circle of people than can be reached by self-interest or caring alone.” I feel like that’s a refreshingly balanced philosophy. Not only that, but as this Infographic shows, there are direct results that speak to just how powerful a well-informed and carefully invested philanthropist can be.

Read on to find out more about the powerful things happening at the hands of Bill Gates, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the legacy of philanthropy started by some of America’s most successful and most innovative figures. It’s nice to remember that success doesn’t always create greed — it can enable a powerful force of giving and problem-solving.

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Anonymous said...

the reason gates has done so much "good" is because he is trying to redeem himself for the wrong he has done in his past such as leaving his friend high and dry after taking his idea. he may have learned more about computers now but then, he didnt know squat and his friend had to teach him even the basics so he can go through college, then to take his friends idea to market it to gain income beyond what he expected, if he was partners, i would have a different opinion, but no, he took it and ran with it and then to claim it was all his idea. anyone would want to help everyone else to try to relieve the guilt but im sure it is on his mind every night before he goes to bed.