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Company Overview of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Company Overview

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation operates as a non-profit organization that focuses on healthcare, poverty, and educational sectors in developing countries. The organization provides grants for agricultural development, global health, and technical education programs. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was formerly known as William H. Gates Foundation and changed its name in 2000. The organization was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

500 Fifth Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

United States

Founded in 1994





Key Executives for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Founder and Co-Chairman
Age: 51
Founder and Co-Chairman
Age: 61
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 60
President of U.S. Program
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Key Developments

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents at The 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference, May-01-2017 09:30 AM

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents at The 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference, May-01-2017 09:30 AM. Venue: The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, California, United States. Speakers: Mark Suzman, Director of Policy Advocacy and Special Initiatives - Global Development Program.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints Marquita Davis as Deputy Director

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that Marquita Davis accepted the deputy director for early childhood position. Davis, whose last day is March 24, has been executive director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity for the past four years. During that time she has led one of the large community action agencies in the state with a $30 million budget and more than 450 employees.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Sell Shares Of Berkshire Hathaway

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to sell 60 million Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. donated by Warren Buffett, reflecting the fellow billionaire's desire that proceeds be spent on charitable works. In a regulatory filing on January 17, 2017, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said the sales would occur from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, under a plan similar to one expiring on June 30, 2017.

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