American education, poverty and global health dominate initiatives of one of the world’s most powerful forces in philanthropy. Since it established in 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has taken on the eradication of polio, furthered the lives of people with HIV and equipped remote places across the globe with technology. The Foundation has opened libraries and brought Internet access to distant locations, such as Chile, Latvia and Botswana.
“Until we treat the health of that poor child as being as important as the health of a rich child, we’ll still have work to do.”
- Bill Gates