Bill Gates

by Ethan from San Diego

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Bill Gates is worth over ninety billion dollars, that is more than the national gdp of Afghanistan. Bill Gate is famously known for his innovations in the home computer software programs, like windows and his BASIC interpreter. Bill Gates is a hero because he revolutionized the home computer system and he has promised to donate 95% of his wealth to charities once he dies. That means over eighty billion dollars will go into charities of his choice. This can be summarized as Bill Gates once said, "Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."

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Bill Gates has done a lot for the tech industry such as, "When architecturally modified versions of the IBM PC entered the market, Gates's version of DOS, called MS-DOS, became the unofficial standard for these so-called IBM-compatible machines, (Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, 2002). This got his foot in the door and allowed him to do greater things like, "Gates and Allen first wrote a BASIC interpreter for the Altair computer, "BASIC" being a simple, interactive computer language designed in the 1960s and interpreter," (Encyclopedia of World Biography, December 12, 1998). This finally showed the tech industry that his code and work was the future which allowed him to co-found Microsoft.

The Success of Microsoft was swift and powerful it was a household name twenty years ago and it's a household name now. Microsoft became known for "Microsoft developers began work on a Web browser, a program that would allow computer owners to readily access and interact with sites on the Internet's World Wide Web," (William Henry Gates, III). This made the web individualized and consumer friendly which was needed more than ever at the time. With his rich past he was able to catapult himself and his company Microsoft forward. With all these successes from his own life and his company he made Microsoft the future in which made him the future.

Bill Gates is deserving to be a hero because he has pledged his life work to charities all over the world when he dies, that is not to say he is doing great work now. He has already to the medical aid in Africa as can be seen from this, "On July 12, 2000, the foundation announced nearly $50 million in grants to help prevent the transmission of AIDS," (Supplement). This is one of the many charitable donations that Bill Gates has done to directly benefit Africa. This shows that he has devoted his life and his fortune to charity and that is the most selfless act someone can do. In this day of age whilst everybody is trying to make it rich Bill Gates is doing the opposite, he is giving his fortune away for others so that they can succeed. But this is not the only time Bill Gates has directly donated to the lower class, in another instance he, "Gates and his wife continued their charitable giving after this announcement. British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced that Gates would help to fund a panel of international dignitaries who will monitor aid to Africa," (William Henry Gates, III). This another reason Bill Gates deserves to be seen as hero all around the world as he has gotten other people than himself to help monitor the difference that he is making in Africa. Bill Gates hasn't only just donated to Africa, he also monitors the difference that he is making so that he can fix problems that may also arise.

Bill Gates has inspired other in his quest to help the needy with large amounts of donations. Bill Gates is not the only person who wanted to help others so he created the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife. This gave them a front in which they can donate with a safe front and get others like them onboard. "Gates has also received encouragement from investor Warren Buffet, who has given away $17 billion, through the Gates Foundation," (Encyclopedia of World Biography, December 12, 1998). This shows that he has inspired others to help him in Bill and Melinda's fight to help better the world all around. Warren Buffet is the second richest man in the world, and he has also pledged billions of dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which shows that his foundation his better furthering the world. The foundation has done more than getting more donations for people but they help further the industry by, " In 2015, he gave $1 billion to a clean energy project, as he sees supporting new 'greener' technologies as a way to help deal with global warming," (Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, 2002). Bill Gates is a hero because he helps people themselves and their quality of life in all parts.

Bill Gates is a hero because he is the single most wealthiest man in the world but has promised at least ninety-five percent of his wealth when he dies which does not count the amount he has already given to donations all around the world to donate to needy and helpless. The money that he is given to charity once he dies is being taken away from his kids so that they get to have the same chance that he has as see, "Gates has said that he has no use for money, and will only leave a small percentage of his wealth to his children," (Biography of Bill Gates). He has already been, "moving tens of millions of people out of extreme poverty and significantly reducing hunger, according to a report in Forbes," (Supplement). He has helped so many people that most people who were helped by him that they don't even know he directly helped them.

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