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Bill and Melinda Gates:
Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done

TED2014 · 25:00 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done
25:00 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates took a walk on the beach and made a big decision: to give their Microsoft wealth back to society. In conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their money away.

Philanthropist
A passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, Bill Gates changed the world while leading Microsoft to dizzying success. Now he's doing it again with his own style of philanthropy and passion for innovation. Full bio
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Melinda French Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she puts into practice the idea that every life has equal value. Full bio
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