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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1994 as the William H. Gates Foundation. Its stated goal is to "help reduce inequities in the United States and around the world." Endowment in 2005/06 is approximately $30B, making it the largest foundation.

Leadership as of October 2006: Co-Chair Bill Gates, Co-Chair Melinda Gates, Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr., CEO Patty Stonesifer, President of Global Development Program Sylvia M. Mathews, President of Global Health Program Tadataka Yamada, President of US Program Allan C. Golston, COO Cheryl Scott. Also on the board, though not listed, is Warren Buffett.

Official Website:
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

Founding Date:
1994

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Catherine Bertini
Administrator
31-Mar-1950   World Food Programme, 1992-2002
Warren Buffett
Business
30-Aug-1930   Billionaire in Omaha
Ann M. Fudge
Business
23-Apr-1951   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 2003-07
Geoff Garin
Business
?   Pollster
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
15-Aug-1964   Married to Bill Gates
William H. Gates, Sr.
Philanthropist
30-Nov-1925   Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Vartan Gregorian
Educator
8-Apr-1934   President of Carnegie Corporation
Sylvia M. Mathews
Administrator
1965   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Patty Stonesifer
Business
1956   Co-Chair of Gates Foundation
Ratan N. Tata
Business
28-Dec-1937   Chairman of Tata Group


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