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Bill Gates Has Given Away $28 Billion Since 2007, Saving 6 Million Lives
Business Insider ^ | 01/14/2012 | Jay Yarrow

Posted on 01/14/2012 2:07:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Neat infographic on Bill Gates from Frugal Dad. Since 2007 Gates has given away 48% of his net worth, or $28 billion, which has helped save 6 million lives. It takes a second for the graphic to load.

(For more check out 10 ways Bill Gates is saving the world.)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: billgates; charity

1 posted on 01/14/2012 2:07:16 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Some of that used to be my money!!!!!


2 posted on 01/14/2012 2:10:22 PM PST by Freeper (Obama - Please STOP representing MY country!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I nominate Gates for the Evil Capitalist of the Year award.
3 posted on 01/14/2012 2:10:36 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind

How much was given to the United States Citizens in need ?


4 posted on 01/14/2012 2:11:08 PM PST by Renegade
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To: SeekAndFind
This IS getting a little old.

He and Bluffett are two of the biggest BS artists in the world. Their wealth is in realized but as yet untaxable gains. The money they are “donating” is really all money that would go to taxes if they tried to convert these assets to cash. All they are doing is giving the money away so it can be spent the way they want, instead of into the government's hands so it can be spent the way the government wants.

I wouldn't really care except both of these dillholes have been in they arguing how the rest of us should be happy to give the government a bigger percentage of our money.

My response: You first - and a loud raspberry sound (which I don't know how to spell).

5 posted on 01/14/2012 2:16:15 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind

Ogawd a press release isn’t becoming of a saint wannabe.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 2:17:25 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (eat more possum.)
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To: Renegade

Living in the US is the greatest piece of “charity” one ever needs. Gates is spending his money saving the lives of people without clean water, plumbing or FOOD.

Good for him.
He’s free so spend HIS OWN money as he wishes. As it shoudl be.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 2:17:52 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: I cannot think of a name

How many lives have you saved?


8 posted on 01/14/2012 2:19:17 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SJSAMPLE

While I admire what Gates is doing, you have to administer aid in such a fashion that it won’t wind up putting local doctors and farmers out of work.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 2:19:41 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

His foundation doesn’t donate to causes in developed countries. I think he’s an ass for that.


10 posted on 01/14/2012 2:21:48 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Billy would give me just one of his billions, I promise to use half of it to “save the world”.


11 posted on 01/14/2012 2:23:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gates is darned near perfect. If he would publicly oppose abortion as a handy remedy for the consequence of rampant recreational sex, he could make the world an even better place.


12 posted on 01/14/2012 2:24:07 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: FReepers



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13 posted on 01/14/2012 2:30:54 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Vision

“His foundation doesn’t donate to causes in developed countries. I think he’s an ass for that.”

I understand why you would be so offended by Gates’ refusal to donate billions to developed countries. However, we do live in a capitalist society and you have the freedom to counter balance the Gates’ donations by opening your checkbook and writing a check for $28 billion to your favorite causes in developed countries.


14 posted on 01/14/2012 2:31:32 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: I cannot think of a name

“and a loud raspberry sound (which I don’t know how to spell). “

“THBPBPTHPT”

From Calvin and Hobbes.


15 posted on 01/14/2012 2:34:54 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Right on.


16 posted on 01/14/2012 2:35:03 PM PST by stormer
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To: trumandogz
What does capitalism have to do with it?

Developed countries send their money to him and this leftist, elitist dork believes he is too altruistic to use any of his money to address ANY problems in developed countries.

17 posted on 01/14/2012 2:37:01 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mark 12:44 and Luke 21:4

Cheers!

18 posted on 01/14/2012 2:37:33 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh, and Luke 6:26 too.

Cheers!

19 posted on 01/14/2012 2:38:37 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Was just discussing w/hubby how lucky we are that we were born in the USA. No matter how bad we ‘think’ it is...we’re still a whole lot better off than many people around the world. Where you are born is fate. How you become successful in the land of planty is thru hard work, prayer and a touch of good luck.

I cannot fault the Gate’s family for spending their good fortune to help those who are less fortunate.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 2:38:56 PM PST by conservaKate (Hoping Newt's still in by WA primary.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...Saving 6 Million Lives"

Just imagine how many more lives he could have saved if he had just given that money to the federal government, where it rightly belongs. /s

21 posted on 01/14/2012 2:46:42 PM PST by digger48
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To: SeekAndFind

All politics aside, the hyper-rich, as I’ll call them, only have theoretical wealth. When you have amassed, for argument’s sake, a billion dollars, unless it’s in tangible assets (like real estate or similar), you’ll never be able to liquidate it all to realize the full wealth.

Put a different way, in Gates’ instance, he has the vast percentage of his wealth tied up in the stock of his own company. If he were to begin selling it, the stock price would plummet, thereby lowering his net wealth by billions. His $60 billion in wealth would conceivably fall by more than half. Proof? Imagine you have a bunch of Microsoft stock and the primary stock holder on the planet is selling millions of shares. Your reaction to this? “Something must be up. I better sell mine!” The price reaction to all these sellers? A stock price in the veritable toilet.

So these extremely wealthy people really are limited to giving away their wealth and having those distributed benefactors liquidate or otherwise convert the wealth to liquid assets (read: cash).


22 posted on 01/14/2012 2:47:23 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: SeekAndFind

The world won’t be saved through Charity. When on Earth, Jesus wasn’t impressed by the philanthropy of the wealthy - why should we be?


23 posted on 01/14/2012 2:52:31 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: SeekAndFind

Money wasted on the UN


24 posted on 01/14/2012 2:52:52 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Kirkwood

“How many lives have you saved?”

Oh my gosh - you are right. I’ll just jump into my foundation’s Boeing BBJ and fly to my foundation’s European headquarter where after a few days of “meetings” I’ll write out a check for money I would have given to the government anyway.

It’s like going to the carnival with someone who knows how all the games are rigged - once you know how the scam is played, it’s just darn hard to be impressed.

(As you may have guessed, I’ve worked for several VERY rich people in my lifetime.)


25 posted on 01/14/2012 2:56:43 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind

This is all Blah Blah Blah. So these peoples lives are saved. Now who is going to clothe and feed them for the rest of thier lives in some third world hell hole? Knock, knock, knock, here comes the UN with an “international tax”. (hold on to your hats, whiteys).


26 posted on 01/14/2012 2:59:53 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Vision

“Developed countries send their money to him and this leftist, elitist dork believes he is too altruistic to use any of his money to address ANY problems in developed countries.”

My wife’s parents have both done quite well in their professions and have a foundation. And while their foundation is nothing like the Gates Foundation, they have been able to give millions to causing ranging from children’s hospitals, higher educational institutions, charter schools and other assorted domestic and international NGO’s.

They do great work and receive many grant proposals and letters simply requesting donations. And while the vast majority of grants and letters cannot be fulfilled, the one thing thing that is not welcome are letters telling them how their money should be spent.


27 posted on 01/14/2012 3:13:28 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: SJSAMPLE

There are a lot of people in the US that don’t have clean water, plumbing or food.
This is the same as letting illegals get in-state tuition.


28 posted on 01/14/2012 3:23:13 PM PST by Renegade
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To: SeekAndFind
"...Saving 6 Million Lives ..."

I'm gonna bet that every one of those 6 million are going to die at some point.
29 posted on 01/14/2012 3:42:52 PM PST by frankenMonkey (Attention Presidential Candidates: This Space For Rent. Inquire Within.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bill Gates Has Given Away $28 Billion Since 2007, Saving 6 Million Lives

“If we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower the global population by perhaps 10 or 15 percent." [i.e. a billion deaths] - Bill Gates

30 posted on 01/14/2012 3:45:57 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish I were that good! Chicks would be after me in every country on the planet!


31 posted on 01/14/2012 3:52:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Renegade

While I agree on the first sentence (although being born poor in the US doesn’t guarantee failure), I don’t understand the second sentence.

Illegals getting in-state tuition comes from the pockets of the public (via taxes, lost revenue, etc.).

Bill Gates spending HIS money where HE wants is his business and his business alone. If he spent it on another awsome Porsche collection, I couldn’t care less.


32 posted on 01/14/2012 3:55:12 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SeekAndFind

Windows still sucks.

Always has.

Always will.


33 posted on 01/14/2012 4:26:54 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: I cannot think of a name
The money they are “donating” is really all money that would go to taxes if they tried to convert these assets to cash

Philanthropy as propaganda was pioneered by John D. (the dimes for little boys bit) and perfected by Howard Hughes (the Hughes Medical Foundation, which was never anything to him but a giant tax dodge).

People at this level have usually been the beneficiaries of government created or supported monopolies. Normally free market competition would keep them from getting so big, but they use exclusive or penalizing contracts to beat down their suppliers, and lobby for laws and government contracts to further cement their position.

MS was never different; Gates forced PC makers to pay him whether a shipped computer had DOS or Windows on it or not. Any attempt to ship a Linux box, for instance, or DR-DOS back in the old days, simply cost you extra.

Gates and his merry band of Harvard gang-bangers learned everything they did from their parents who were old line connected monopolists and government operatives (like his mommy at IBM) and benefited from GSA purchasing directives in ways Boeing can never dream of.

He's only doing it for the money.

34 posted on 01/14/2012 4:27:10 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Renegade; All

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.


35 posted on 01/14/2012 5:12:57 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t some of his foundations support abortions?

If so, you need to subtract that number.


36 posted on 01/14/2012 5:28:10 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: SeekAndFind
WANTED

For Crimes Against Mother Gaea



Bill Gates

Count 1: Unauthorized Life Saving in Contravention of World Law

Count 2: Redistribution of Personal Wealth Outside Established Government Channels

U.N. Agenda 21 Population Goals:

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

That means reducing the world’s population by about 90-95%, not saving lives.

37 posted on 01/14/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I prefer Crony Capitalism to Crony Judicialism...unless it's MY crony on the bench)
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To: patriot08

Ditto !


38 posted on 01/14/2012 6:16:15 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade

How many babies has he and his globalist pals aborted and women sterilized? What does he require of the moms seeking “free” health care from him?


39 posted on 01/15/2012 7:41:31 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Bingo!


40 posted on 01/15/2012 7:49:09 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: SaraJohnson

I agree. IMHO I don’t care what the rest of the world does. I believe in America first and the hell with the rest of the third world.Being nice to third world countries only results in Americans getting killed in a war or terrorist attacks because we were too “ nice”! We’ve been so good to the rest of the world that they hate our guts. My dad used to say “if they are hungry let them eat flies. Good source of protein and they are abundant in those $hit holes.”


41 posted on 01/15/2012 10:20:42 AM PST by Renegade
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you for the post. Good ‘watcher’ information.


42 posted on 01/16/2012 10:13:56 AM PST by forest153 ("There's a snake in my boot!")
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To: All

(s) so what? can he walk on water like steve jobs? (/s)


43 posted on 01/17/2012 9:04:38 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Da Coyote

but you have to buy it dinner and a movie...

just kidding.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 9:07:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Renegade

How many US homes could have been refinanced with a “gates grant”?


45 posted on 01/17/2012 9:12:48 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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