Ever since Bill Gates stopepd working full-time at Microsoft, he has been keeping himself busy in a very rare way – by donating and giving away his money! He and his wife Melinda Gates have via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to-date donated over $ 28 billion to various NGOs.
He has saved around 5.8 million lives by bringing vaccines and improved health-care to children world-wide.
While some others may have mocked charity and never did anything in the way of philanthropy, Bill Gates showed the way, set a trend and created a legacy of giving.
He influenced many like Paul Allen, Warren Buffet, Barry Hilton, George Lucas, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner, Mark Zuckerberg and others to pledge over $ 178.5 billion to The Giving Pledge.
Click on the image above to see the full Infographic and find out more about the powerful things happening at the hands of Bill Gates, and the legacy of philanthropy started by some of America’s most successful people.