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Bill Gates

Chairman of Microsoft and Philanthropist

Bill Gates' keynote career began shortly after he resigned as the CEO of Microsoft. Having founded the company and worked there since 1975, Gates made the decision to gradually shed his role at the company to focus on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which he and his wife founded in 2000.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was heavily influenced by the philanthropic work of David Rockefeller, focuses its efforts on improving education and global health. Having been officially declared a billionaire by 1987, Gates was determined to put his wealth to good use.

With a particular dedication to global health, global development, disaster relief and agricultural development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is often the topic of Bill Gate's keynote speeches. He discusses the foundation's success in treating those suffering from AIDS as well his strategies for improving America's education system.

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The Greatest Human Achievement
The Greatest Human Achievement
The Bill Gates Commencement Speech Discusses Global Inequities
This Bill Gates commencement speech at Harvard University offers graduating students a look inside the speaker’s experience as an undergraduate student and what he wishes he knew during his...
Gold Value of Creative Capitalism
Gold Value of Creative Capitalism
Bill Gates Discusses The Importance of Innovative Thinkers
Bill Gates stood as the CEO and leading architect of software at Microsoft for several years. He is currently the largest stakeholder of the mega company’s stocks. Gates is widely known for...
The Value of Philanthropy
The Value of Philanthropy
Bill and Melinda Gates' Generosity Keynote is Working to Save the World
In Bill and Melinda Gates’ generosity keynote, they explain how their foundation has helped to benefit third world countries. Their determination and benevolence has inspired other successful...
Informing Educators
Informing Educators
Bill Gates Urges Reforming School Feedback in His Educational Feedback Speech
Bill Gates urges school systems to reshape the current assessment methods of schools in this educational feedback speech. Giving feedback is a method on how individuals can improve on whatever...
The Prediction of Products
The Prediction of Products
This Tech Evolution Speech by Bill Gates Exudes Accurate Projections
The tech evolution speech by Bill Gates, which he delivered in 2006 at the Microsoft Business Innovation Event, provides an accurate projection of the products to emerge over the next five years....
Eliminating Greenhouse Gases
Eliminating Greenhouse Gases
The Bill Gates Environment Keynote Stresses Innovating Down to Zero
The Bill Gates environment keynote discusses energy and climate and the long term challenges these two things currently pose for the world’s populations. Gates explains how climbing temperatures...
Suspicious School Spending
Suspicious School Spending
Bill Gates Explains Why Education in the United States is Under Attack
In this speech, Bill Gates discusses the state budgets for education in the United States. As Gates explains, today’s state budgets for education are continuing to decrease at an exceedingly rapid...
Confronting Global Inequities
Confronting Global Inequities
Bill Gates Embraces Accelerating Technologies as Viable Solutions
Bill Gates is the former CEO and chief software architect at Microsoft, and is the largest shareholder of the company's common stock. Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Foundation for philanthropic action…
Preparing for the Next Epidemic
Preparing for the Next Epidemic
Bill Gates's Global Health Speech on Putting Systems in Place
In his global health speech, Bill Gates discusses how the ebola outbreak can serve as a warning to prepare for the next epidemic. He states the greatest risk for a global catastrophe where millions...

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