A Profile of Melinda Gates

By Deane Barker on January 7, 2008

Melinda Gates goes public: Interesting profile of Melinda Gates, wife of Bill. It discusses her philanthropic work and the state of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is crazy-rich, it turns out.

[it] has assets of $37.6 billion, making it the world’s largest. […] Melinda and Bill will very likely give away more than $100 billion in their lifetimes. Already the foundation has disbursed $14.4 billion – more than the Rockefeller Foundation has distributed since its creation in 1913 (even adjusted for inflation).

Love or hate Bill, you can’t discount his proclivity for charity. But can we forgive Melinda for Microsoft Bob yet?



  1. I’m not only willing to forgive people who try and fail to create new, nontechnical interface to desktop computing operations; I am willing to celebrate them. It was a cheap experiment in pursuit of a desirable end – exactly the thing that good organisations should do. People who ridicule it simply lessen the chances that large copmpanies will pursue risky experiments, by raising the reputational cost of such experiments.

    Add in the giving-away-$100-billion thing and I think Melinda Gates has reason to be happy with her achievements.

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  3. Dear mom Melinda You’r from the holly Heaven and you’ll meet with the poors in the Heaven. I think its true true true……………………….. Wish your good luck. Sincerely Zulfikar.

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