Bill and Melinda Gates were born in the United States to affluent parents who raised them in a stable community and sent them to the best schools. People like Bill and Melinda Gates begin life already on the path to success, but that’s not true of everyone. For billions around the world, a life of hardship and countless obstacles is inevitable. This incisive Gates Foundation report lays out the reasons why access to health care and education are necessary for a good and prosperous life, and it will offer hope to anyone concerned about the future of the globe.
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Bill and Melinda Gates are the co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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