Bill Gates Does Not Join This Race With Elon Musk And Jeff Bezos Because He Is Busy To “Save People”

Billionaire Bill Gates insists he has more concerns to do on Earth than commercial space race like what Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are competing.
Some of the richest billionaires in the world are racing for the war in space, typically the two richest billionaires in the world today, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. These are the two CEOs of the two leading aerospace companies in the world today, SpaceX and Blue Origin.
They dream of a universe where the internet can be accessed from anywhere, people can live on every planet, and space stations can become habitable places, according to CNN. However, in that race, the name Bill Gates – former Microsoft CEO and one of world’s top billionaire - will certainly not appear.

Source: Hindustan Times

According to Forbes' billionaire list, Bill Gates is currently ranked 4th. The Microsoft founder thinks that he has more aspirations to fulfill right here on Earth. While satellite internet constellations like SpaceX's Starlink and Amazon's proposed Project Kuiper aim to bring profits to the above companies, billionaire Bill Gates has time for other concerns.
“The space race, a lot of that is a commercial market. Having great internet connections throughout Africa is a good thing. Using observation satellites to see what's going on with agriculture and climate change. So that's not philanthropically motivated altogether. I do hope that people who are rich will find ways to give their wealth back to society with high impact.
Clearly, they've got skills. They can't, or shouldn't, want to consume it all themselves. Until we can get rid of malaria and tuberculosis, and all these diseases that are so terrible in poor countries, that's going to be my total focus," Bill Gates emphasized.
In fact, his charity has reached certain milestones. The Gates Foundation's partnership with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court has successfully eliminated river blindness (Onchocerciasis) in Niger. This is also the first African country to do this.
River blindness is a relatively dangerous disease, as if not treated with care, it can cause permanent blindness. According to the World Health Organization, more than 99% of people with river blindness live in 31 African countries.

Source: Albari News

"Having Niger be the first country declared completely eliminated of river blindness, it shows we can get it done for the whole continent," Gates stressed. The Microsoft founder also said that if he has one wish by 2022 it would be to eliminate polio.
“That's a big, important cause to me. So, if Afghanistan can stay stable, it looks like we'll finally get wild polio down to zero. And we've been working on that for over 20 years," said the former Microsoft CEO.
However, his path to eradication of diseases also faced many challenges, especially the lack of initiative in finding cures for diseases on Earth.
“We really need to invest in the health of Africa, so children survive, so they have good nutrition and that's the future, so they can be well educated and lift up the continent... So we're always going out and saying we want more governments and philanthropists to get involved," said the Microsoft founder.
More than 10 years ago, Bill Gates, his ex-wife Melinda Gates and billionaire Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge – a commitment made by the 40 richest people in the US to give away most of their wealth to solve the problem. solve some of the most pressing problems facing the world.
Share this article

Join our conversation

Join us!


Also on Aubtu