The Fathers of Computing - Father of Global Philanthropy Via Success in Technology

By Debra Donston  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
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Father of Global Philanthropy Via Success in Technology: Bill Gates

Whether deserved or not, Gates has achieved a reputation for achieving success by leveraging others' ideas. But there's one area in which Gates has been a pioneer: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, initally funded by Bill Gates with $106 million in 2000 and endowed with $28.8 billion in 2006, aims to reduce poverty and expand educational opportunities and access to technology across the globe.

eWEEK honors the founding fathers of the computing industry.

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