1. Malaria Research

While the public knows of the Gates Foundation and it’s charitable efforts, not everyone realizes just how invested they are in a variety of research efforts. Bill Gates has referred to Malaria as the “forgotten epidemic” and he’s pledged over $250 million toward research that’ll eradicate the disease. In fact, much of Bill Gates’ wealth has centered around research and development of vaccines for diseases and other world health efforts.

He’s pledged even more money to fund a great number of health related projects. It’s pretty amazing to consider how big is heart is towards a condition that doesn’t have a direct impact upon him or his family. He saw a problem in the world and has taken on the responsibility to help solve that problem. Well done Bill… Well done!