Bill Gates Says “Getting Better: A View From Africa” – Clean Energy Conservation Initiatives Week April 2012

On A Search For Satisfactory Solutions.

Bill Gates

William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington) is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former chief executive officer (CEO) and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts. In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates’s last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.

Simply put, Bill Gates may be in fact seacrching for and in need of some support from African Americans and followers of African American culture to assist in his endeavors to provide solutions for the quality of life for all nations, and while some would not consider Bill Gates as an individual of interest due to what would some would consider a lack of “swag” and street credibility, I choose to believe and act otherwise as the focus for this weeks Clean Energy Conservation Initiatives is to look into the meanings behind this phenomenon known as The Internet which is again, in essence, some words and pictures on a screen, and word on the street confirms that Bill Gates does have a significant part to play in the matter, and for whatever reason,

Bill Gates In Ethiopia - Playing It By The Book!

his Facebook Timeline header image shows his interest in African Culture demonstrated by the exchange of PimpFormation seen in the picture, and well, lets just make it mean what we will, conserve clean energy, and stay tuned.

Q&A with Students at Stanford University

In this Q&A with students at Stanford University, Bill discusses how innovations are saving and improving lives in Africa – and how you could win a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for your own world changing idea.