By Pervez Saleem
“Sometimes we are fooled by appearances. In my opinion, we should never be sorry if we later discover that we were mistaken while doing a good deed. The need to help should be our first reaction and offering help should be the genuine manifestation of being a good human as our parents taught us to be. Sometimes, we may discover we helped the wrong person, but that should not be a reason to stop helping other people in need, even though we were fooled previously. If you want to do good there are opportunities everywhere. Don’t let the fools spoil your good heart.”
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Microsoft co-founder announced this week that he’s donating $20 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, while reiterating his pledge to give away “virtually all of my wealth to the foundation” and eventually drop off the list of the world’s wealthiest people altogether.
Gates announced his plans in a Twitter post on Wednesday, writing: “I have an obligation to return my resources to society in ways that have the greatest impact for reducing suffering and improving lives. And I hope others in positions of great wealth and privilege will step up in this moment too.”
Bill Gates pledges to donate ‘virtually all’ of $113bn fortune to his foundation to help poor and needy in the world. Microsoft co-founder says he wants to ‘eventually move off the list of the world’s richest people’
The billionaire Microsoft co-founder, who launched the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 with his then wife, Melinda, said the non-profit plans to increase spending from $6bn annually at present to $9bn annually by 2026.
“To help make this spending increase possible, I am transferring $20bn to the foundation’s endowment this month,” Gates announced on Twitter, later explaining, “As I look to the future, I plan to give virtually all of my wealth to the foundation. I will move down and eventually off of the list of the world’s richest people.”
We all salute your hard work and dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and their staff….Thank you so much!!!