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This article was published on January 14, 2012

Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts have helped save over 5.8 Million lives

Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts have helped save over 5.8 Million lives Image by: swiss-image.ch
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Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

Microsoft founder and former CEO Bill Gates has become well-known for his efforts in raising money and awarenessfor charities via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. According to the below infographic, he has given $28 Billion to charity since 2007, which is 48% of his net-worth.

The Gates Foundation has focused on eradicating Malaria, helping third-world countries grow rice, and a crusade to end Polio.

Gates is carving out his legacy with his post-Microsoft efforts, which are both admirable and impressive.

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Source: frugaldad.com

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