Bill Gates

@thisisbillgates

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Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests.
Vaclav Smil is my favorite author, and his new book Numbers Don’t Lie is one of his best yet. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning.
 
Use the link in my bio to read my review and download a free chapter.

Vaclav Smil is my favorite author, and his new book Numbers Don’t Lie is one of his best yet. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning. Use the link in my bio to read my review and download a free chapter.

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I’m rooting for lots of the athletes in Tokyo right now—but none more than my soon-to-be son-in-law, @nayelnassar. Good luck, Nayel!

I’m rooting for lots of the athletes in Tokyo right now—but none more than my soon-to-be son-in-law, @nayelnassar. Good luck, Nayel!

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Over the years, I’ve done a lot of things to raise awareness for the importance of safe sanitation.
 
I shared a stage with a jar of human feces, smelled pit latrine odor, and drank water made from poop. This got some laughs, but my goal was to draw attention to some amazing progress.
 
Read about our foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet progress at gatesnotes.com

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of things to raise awareness for the importance of safe sanitation. I shared a stage with a jar of human feces, smelled pit latrine odor, and drank water made from poop. This got some laughs, but my goal was to draw attention to some amazing progress. Read about our foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet progress at gatesnotes.com

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Many people today wouldn’t recognize what this is. And that’s an amazing thing because it shows how much progress the world has made against polio.
 
This metal tank kept thousands of people alive during the polio epidemic in the U.S. Because of polio vaccines, we no longer need these iron lungs.
 
Iron lungs were once one of the greatest tools to fight polio. Today, it’s the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and their supporters who are committed to finishing the job. I am confident that our tools and resources will allow us to eliminate polio entirely.

Many people today wouldn’t recognize what this is. And that’s an amazing thing because it shows how much progress the world has made against polio. This metal tank kept thousands of people alive during the polio epidemic in the U.S. Because of polio vaccines, we no longer need these iron lungs. Iron lungs were once one of the greatest tools to fight polio. Today, it’s the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and their supporters who are committed to finishing the job. I am confident that our tools and resources will allow us to eliminate polio entirely.

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The world needs to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To make that happen, we need to invent and deploy many more clean energy products.
 
Breakthrough Energy Catalyst will jumpstart this process by bringing together partners across the public and private sectors.
 
I am optimistic that we can succeed if we act boldly together.

The world needs to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To make that happen, we need to invent and deploy many more clean energy products. Breakthrough Energy Catalyst will jumpstart this process by bringing together partners across the public and private sectors. I am optimistic that we can succeed if we act boldly together.

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2 months ago
Most of the books on my summer reading list this year touch on what happens when people come into conflict with the world around them. I hope at least one of them sparks your interest.  #bookstagram

Most of the books on my summer reading list this year touch on what happens when people come into conflict with the world around them. I hope at least one of them sparks your interest. #bookstagram

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3 months ago
Congratulations on your graduation, Phoebe. You have grown into such a kind, positive, and wonderful adult, and I'm so incredibly proud to be your dad. I can't wait to see what you accomplish next.

Congratulations on your graduation, Phoebe. You have grown into such a kind, positive, and wonderful adult, and I'm so incredibly proud to be your dad. I can't wait to see what you accomplish next.

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Dr. Mohamed Bailor Barrie never thought he’d become a doctor. Growing up in poverty in northern Sierra Leone, he saw from a young age how quality health care helps people live better lives. Now, after helping his country combat Ebola and COVID-19, Dr. Barrie has become one of Sierra Leone’s health leaders. His story is truly inspiring.

Dr. Mohamed Bailor Barrie never thought he’d become a doctor. Growing up in poverty in northern Sierra Leone, he saw from a young age how quality health care helps people live better lives. Now, after helping his country combat Ebola and COVID-19, Dr. Barrie has become one of Sierra Leone’s health leaders. His story is truly inspiring.

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3 months ago
It’s always fun to talk to someone who loves books and learning as much as I do! Thanks, @ArielBissett, for asking great questions about such an important topic and to @RotmanSchool and @Indigo for hosting the conversation.

It’s always fun to talk to someone who loves books and learning as much as I do! Thanks, @ArielBissett, for asking great questions about such an important topic and to @RotmanSchool and @Indigo for hosting the conversation.

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6 months ago
For decades, Australian researcher Ruth Bishop led global efforts to combat rotavirus. Her discovery of the disease helped pave the way for the development of several rotavirus vaccines and the delivery of these and other lifesaving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. During our current pandemic, Ruth’s life is a reminder of the importance of scientific research to uncover unknown pathogens and the power of vaccines to prevent suffering and save lives.

For decades, Australian researcher Ruth Bishop led global efforts to combat rotavirus. Her discovery of the disease helped pave the way for the development of several rotavirus vaccines and the delivery of these and other lifesaving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. During our current pandemic, Ruth’s life is a reminder of the importance of scientific research to uncover unknown pathogens and the power of vaccines to prevent suffering and save lives.

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6 months ago
I love talking to @DaxShepard and @mlpadman. Thank you @chihumanities for hosting my Chicago book event, and thanks to everyone who joined our conversation about climate change.

I love talking to @DaxShepard and @mlpadman. Thank you @chihumanities for hosting my Chicago book event, and thanks to everyone who joined our conversation about climate change.

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6 months ago
When I talk to people about climate change, I almost always get asked the same question: What can I do to help? Here are some actions you can take to move us closer to a zero-carbon future.

When I talk to people about climate change, I almost always get asked the same question: What can I do to help? Here are some actions you can take to move us closer to a zero-carbon future.

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