Original article. The above quote is from the original article concerning the “2022 Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit.” Perhaps instead, judges will feel the pressure to do their job and examine the massive evidence of voter/election fraud that has be brought to them over the years.
September 24, 2022 by Admin
Bill Gates Announces That The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Will Continue For Another 25 Years
In a broad discussion at the 2022 forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, Gates spoke about his plans to donate billions of dollars to the foundation in the coming years and how optimistic he is about the global effort to eradicate disease and reduce carbon emissions.
Bill Gates lays out a timeline for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which he co-chairs with his ex-wife, fellow billionaire Melinda French Gates. Speech at the 2022 forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, the Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist announced the foundation’s plans to be completed in 25 years.
“The goal of the foundation is to run for another 25 years,” Gates said in the policy discussion forbes’ Chief Content Officer Randall Lane. The goal for the next quarter century? “Try to largely end infectious diseases, or any diseases that make the world unjust, either by eradicating them or by reducing them to very low levels.”
The announcement came just two months after Gates made a record-breaking $20 billion donation to the foundation — one of the largest donations in the history of philanthropy forbes covered in an exclusive interview in July. He also pledged to donate another $20 billion “sometime in a couple of years” and will continue giving until he’s removed from the billionaires list.
In 25 years, Gates will be 91 years old, while Melinda, if she’s still involved with the foundation by then, will be 83. That means it’s up to the next generation of philanthropic billionaires to build on the foundation’s work.
“That’s probably the period that Melinda and I will be there to make sure it stays on track,” Gates said. “We think it makes sense to spend all the money in this timeframe. Additionally, we’re committed to increasing spending levels.”
Gates, who predicted a pandemic back in 2015 and became famous around the world for his views on Covid-19, said he still has no solution to misinformation and conspiracy theories. He was even approached by people on the street to yell at him and accuse him of stalking people with microchips.
“The polarization and lack of trust is a problem,” he said. “One of the best-selling books in the last year was a book by Robert Kennedy where he said I like making money and killing millions of people with vaccines. That’s crazy [that] sells well.”
Conspiracy theories related to Covid seem to be dying as the pandemic recedes: “I have a group that follows what’s on the internet and they talk about things related to me,” he said. “During the pandemic, an overwhelming 95% of all was conspiracy theory stuff. It’s calming down now.”
But Gates is still concerned about internal polarization in the US, for which he sees little hope in the short term. “I admit that political polarization could put an end to all this, we will have a hung election and a civil war,” he said. “I don’t have any experience with it, I won’t put my money into it because I wouldn’t know how to spend it.”
Nevertheless, he is open to ideas: “People are looking for simple solutions [and] The truth is kinda boring sometimes. Anyone with good innovations to reduce polarization and make the truth as interesting as the crazy stuff would be worth investing in.”
Gates expects the foundation will continue to focus solely on healthcare and disease eradication, even though he’s been asked to venture into other areas of philanthropy. “We have a great team of people and we’re not really adding new causes,” he said. “People were like, ‘Oh, now you should be doing all these other things.’ No, we’re just going to do what we’re doing with more depth, more eradication of malaria, HIV, measles, polio.”
Polio has had a resurgence through detection in sewage in several countries this year, with a case of paralysis in New York state prompting Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. Despite these setbacks, Gates hopes the disease can be eradicated within the next three or four years.
He also spoke about the foundation’s work on gene therapy to cure sickle cell disease, which affects about 100,000 Americans, through a single $2,000 injection. Using the same technology, the foundation is planning a similar cure for HIV, which Gates says will take up to a decade to develop. In total, the foundation has committed approximately $600 million to these efforts.
One question about the foundation’s future is the relationship between Gates and his ex-wife Melinda, who co-manages the foundation. For now, Gates sees no reason to worry: “We’ve made it completely transparent to the world that there’s a small chance we can’t work together,” he said. “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
There is a contingency plan in place in case things go wrong. “We talked about what would happen if that were the case. In recent years, there has never been any disagreement or tension about the foundation,” Gates said. “We created a new group of trustees that we brought in. Governance has gone through a transition and looks very, very smooth.”
Despite the US’ failure to deal with Covid-19 and slow progress in addressing the global climate crisis – plus the likelihood of another pandemic occurring in the next two decades – Gates still has an optimistic outlook on the world. “Pessimism shows a lack of perspective,” he said, rattling off a list of advances ranging from work to reduce malnutrition and obesity to HIV vaccines and a “green cement” push to reduce industrial carbon emissions.
For Gates, paying more attention to the crises the world is facing means more people are caring about them and trying to solve them. He ended by asking the audience a simple question: “Would you rather be alive 20 years from now than 100 years ago?”
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