Earlier this week, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates participated in his third "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session on Reddit. Participants had the chance to pepper him with questions about his philanthropy efforts, futuristic technology, and what it was like to drink water made from human waste -- which, apparently, is like drinking any other kind of water.
Gates and his wife, Melinda, are active philanthropists dedicated to improving the quality of life in impoverished areas. As noted in the the couple's recently published annual letter, efforts for 2015 and beyond include decreasing the child mortality rate, boosting agricultural productivity, and providing mobile banking and educational software to people in poor countries.
This year, Gates predicted that life will improve faster for residents of poor countries than it ever has before, with longer lifespans, nutritious food, and access to banking and education provided by technology. His Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is actively trying to save the impoverished world, and we hope that they will succeed.
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We know he is dedicating his wealth and efforts to the greater good, but what don't we know about Bill Gates? As it turns out, his AMA session reveals Gates to be a funny and down-to-earth guy. Here are our favorite takeaways:
What's not to like about a guy who names his dogs after cookies? What do you think is most eye-opening about Gates's views? Do you have other Gates trivia to share? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.
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