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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), a merging of the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation, is an American private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $46.9 billion in assets. The primary goals of the foundation are to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty across the world, and to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology in the U.S. The foundation is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Chief Executive Officer Mark Suzman, and Michael Larson.

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Bill and Melinda Gates divorce won't end their foundation partnership [Video]

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce won't end their foundation partnership

The couple is ending their marriage of 27 years but stated they will continue their work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. CNN’s Christine Romans reports.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:04Published
Bill & Melinda Gates divorce: Division of fortune could shake up big philantropy [Video]

Bill & Melinda Gates divorce: Division of fortune could shake up big philantropy

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:54Published

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