May 13, 2024

Melinda French Gates to quit Gates Foundation

BBC. Billionaire philanthropist Melinda French Gates has said she will resign as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "This is not a decision I came to lightly," Ms Gates wrote in a statement posted to X on Monday. Ms Gates founded the foundation - the largest private body of its kind - in 2000 with her then-husband Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder. The Gates Foundation is among the most powerful groups in public health. "I am immensely proud of the foundation that Bill and I built together," Ms Gates wrote in her statement adding that under an agreement with Mr Gates, she will now have an additional $12.5bn for her own charitable work on women and families.

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