billionaire say that later his recent divorce and for the first time finding out that he’s about to become a grandpa, he realizes how unimportant it is to be one of the richest men in the world if he can’t use the money to make money. improve the world.
The Microsoft founder shared his annual year-end thoughts on Notes portal blog in a post titled “The Future Our Grandchildren Deserve,” giving an update on the Gates Foundation as well as his personal life and his 2021 divorce from his former wife. live 27 years, Gate of Melinda. “I turned 67 in October. It’s hard to believe I’m that old — in America, most people my age are retired!” he started entering. “Although I don’t care about my rank on the list of the richest people in the world, I do know that when I succeed in giving, I will fall down and eventually be removed from the list.”
The fourth-richest man in the world went on to share that he “has always viewed my philanthropy as a way to help alleviate the terrible inequality I see around the world,” after learning about it. Thanksgiving that his eldest son Jennifer currently expecting her first child with her husband Nayel Nassar, his philanthropic efforts now take on a whole new meaning. “Recently, I began to see the world through a new lens — when my eldest daughter gave me the amazing news that I will be a grandpa next year,” he wrote. “Just typing the phrase ‘I’m going to be a grandpa next year’ makes me emotional. And that thought brings a new dimension to my work. When I think about the world my grandchildren will be born into, I’m more inspired than ever to give everyone’s children and grandchildren a chance to survive and thrive.”
Gates then kept up to date on everything he was doing with the Gates Foundation, his clean energy and climate initiatives with Breakthrough Energy, as well as his funding of Alzheimer’s and HIV research. /AIDS. Some of the current global issues his foundation is addressing are reducing child mortality, helping countries prepare for future pandemics and climate crises, eradicating polio and using AI technology to help mothers and babies in underdeveloped countries.
The tone of the billionaire’s post later became increasingly personal, as he wrote: “With the pandemic, war in Ukraine and economic recession, the past three years have been some of the hardest in memory. recently. Everyone around the world has experienced a loss during this time — in terms of loved ones, financial security or way of life.” He continued, “Because of my position, I am insulated from many of these difficulties. But I have also encountered some personal weaknesses over the past few years, including the death of my father and the end of my marriage. As I look back on the past and look forward to the year ahead, I feel grateful for the people in my life who have supported me during difficult times. They remind me of what’s important, and they inspire me to be a better father and friend. Being rich makes my life much more comfortable, but not more fulfilling. To do that, I needed family, friends, and a job where I could do important things. I am grateful to have all three.”