Bill Gates Donates  $20billion To Ease  COVID-19, Russia/Ukraine War’s Setbacks 

Worried by worsening global economic setbacks  occasioned by the twin effects of COVID-19 and raging Russia/ Ukraine Hostilitie ,Billionaire American businessman and philanthropist, William Henry Gates has announced a whopping $20billion donation to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Gates wrote on Twitter that the intervention was  part of an effort to boost the charitable organization’s spending across the globe .
The software developer, said “Several huge global setbacks over the past few years have left many people discouraged and wondering whether the world is destined to get worse,”

“The pandemic is one of the biggest setbacks in history. The war on Ukraine is a gigantic tragedy for the entire world. The damage from climate change is already worse than most models predicted. The U.S. has taken a huge step backwards for gender equality and women’s health.”

“But I’m still optimistic. These setbacks are happening in the context of two decades’ worth of historic progress and I believe it is possible to mitigate the damage and get back to the progress the world was making.”

“I am very proud of the foundation’s role in helping solve big problems.”

The foundation now has an endowment of about $70 billion following a $3 billion donation from Warren Buffett.

Gates said he hopes “others in positions of great wealth and privilege will step up in this moment too.”

“I hope by giving more, we can mitigate some of the suffering people are facing right now and help fulfill the foundation’s vision to give every person the chance to live a healthy and productive life.”

Gates and his former spouse started the philanthropic organization in 2000 and Gates stepped away from Microsoft in 2008 to focus more on the nonprofit.

Despite the couple’s split, they’ve pledged to run the foundation “together forever.”

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