A infographic released by the Frugal Dad web site shows how much Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates might be doing to save the world. “Gates, who officially announced his retirement on Jun 20, 2008, from the day-to-day job at Microsoft, engaged himself in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
Gates’ goal is to give away most of his accumulated wealth to others in need. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has so far given $28 billion out. That’s 48 percent of Gates’ net worth.
Gates along with Warrne Buffet on August 5, 2010, called other 40 Americans billionaires to donate half of their total net worth to needy causes.
The infographic below shows that Gates may have saved as much as 5,812,000 people via his efforts to give vaccinations and better health care to people, especially children all over the world. The majority of people have been helped by Gates to fight Hepatitis B but many others have been treated for measles, whooping cough, yellow fever and more. It’s estimated that by 2019, Gates’ money and efforts will have saved 7.6 million children under the age of five.
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.”