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Melinda Ann French net worth:
$70 Billion

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Melinda Gates net worth: The foundation’s aims are to reduce extreme poverty, improve instruction and enhance health care. In 1986 she graduated from Duke University using a B.S. in computer science and economics, and the subsequent year she graduated with an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. She was likewise an associate of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority while in school. She started working at Microsoft, where she met Bill Gates. The two wed in 1994, and Melinda Gates has played a part in several Microsoft’s multimedia goods, including Encarta, Expedia, Microsoft Bob and Publisher. In 2005, she and her husband were named Time’s People of the Year, as well as Bono from U2. In 2006, she chaired The Campaign For Children to enlarge facilities, finance uncompensated care and grow the Seattle Children’s Hospital’s research plan. In 2009, she and her husband received honorary degrees in the University of Cambridge. Since 2011, she is been rated in the top 10 of Forbes’ annual listing of Top 100 Most Powerful Women, reaching #3 in 2013.

Melinda Ann French information

Melinda Ann French information

Birth date: May 23, 1999
Birth place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Education:Duke University
Spouse:Bill Gates
Parents:Melinda Gates, Bill Gates
Siblings:Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates

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Shout Gladi Gladi2015Documentary special thanks post-production



Shout Gladi Gladi2015Documentary post-productionInterviewee
Gomorron2015TV SeriesHerself
On the Money2015TV SeriesHerself - Co-Chair, Gates Foundation / Herself - Philanthropist
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2010-2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Philanthropist (segment "The Giving Pledge") / Herself - Bill's Wife (segment "Bill Gates 2.0") / Herself - Philanthropist (segment "Giving Away a Fortune")
The Colbert Report2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Billionaires' Pledge2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose2006-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Morning2006TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2013-2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Philanthropist (segment "The Giving Pledge") / Herself - Bill's Wife (segment "Bill Gates 2.0")
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BambiBambi AwardsMillenium· Bill Gates

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1Individually, but at the same time as her husband, Bill, Melinda was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Barack Obama, in a live televised ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, on November 22, 2016, along with nineteen other recipients, the the largest, and final Medal of Freedom ceremony of Obama's presidency. At this ceremony, the twenty-one total recipients, in alphabetical order, included: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elouise Cobell (posthumous award given to her son), Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Richard Garwin, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Frank Gehry, Margaret Hamilton (as Margaret H. Hamilton), Tom Hanks, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (posthumous award given to her niece), Michael Jordan, Maya Lin, Lorne Michaels, Newton Minow, Eduardo Padron (as Eduardo Padrón), Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen, and Cicely Tyson.
2Melinda and Bill were married in Lanai (Hawaii) where the 100+ guests included Warren Buffett, Katherine Graham, Paul G. Allen and Craig McCaw. Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson entertained the guests at the wedding reception.
3She met Bill Gates, by chance, while both were present at a press conference in Manhattan.
4She graduated from Duke University (economics) and Fuqua School of Business (business).
5She is the second of four children. Melinda has an older sister and two younger brothers.
6Mother of Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, and Phoebe Adele Gates.
7She and her husband, Bill Gates, were both awarded the 2010 'J. William Fulbright' Prize for International Understanding.
8Along with Bono and Bill Gates, was named one of Time Magazine's Persons of the Year in 2005.

1On average, women spend about twice as much time as men doing the unpaid work that makes life possible for everyone, like cooking, cleaning and caring. In developing countries, the gap is even bigger. As a result, women have no time to finish their education, learn new skills, open a business or even go to the doctor. They dream about creating a better future for their children , but they can't spare the hours to put those dreams into action.
2Sometimes it's the people you can't help who inspire you the most.
3There are absolutely lots of teachers who are trying to come into the profession, but they are not attracted enough to say, 'I'm going to switch careers to do it,' or they are often not retained... because the salaries and the compensation aren't there to make it happen.
4Government funding that's coming from the United States is making a huge difference on the ground in the developing world. It's really palpable - it's making a huge difference saving lives.
5Women around the world should have a tool that helps them plan their pregnancies.
6I'm constantly saying to myself, 'I'm lucky I was born in the United States.'
7I want to live as private a life as I can because of our children.
8I realized that the only way to get into a good college was to be valedictorian or salutatorian. So that was my goal.
9Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh.
10We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she's carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.
11There's a false perception that women in Africa somehow don't love their babies they way we do, don't grieve their loss the way we would. That is simply not true.
12We started this mostly from an intellectual place.
13We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us.
14The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next.
15I'm wholehearted about whatever I do.
16I think the Americans need to understand that a lot of times the children are bored in school, and that is why they are not staying in.
17After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.
18Kids are falling through the cracks and nobody notices it. That to me is what's wrong with the school system.
19Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.
20If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.
21My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups - development, testing, marketing, user education.
22In the developing world, it's about time that women are on the agenda. For instance, 80 percent of small-subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are women, and yet all the programs in the past were predominantly focused on men.
23I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they're growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual.
24You can't save kids just with vaccines.
25You can have the best vaccines for a woman or her child, but if you can't get her to come and get them then they won't work.
26It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world.
27I learn in a different way. I learn experientially.
28We talk a lot in our home together about where we're going, what I'm doing.
29All lives have an equal value.
30But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along.
31I care much more about saving the lives of mothers and babies than I do about a fancy museum somewhere.

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