Bill Gates: The first trillionaire in the world?
I was going to write a completely different post but then this news just popped up in front of my eyes. Apparently, the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates could possibly become the first trillionaire in the world and in that moment the entire world stood still for me.
I can’t imagine the sane reasons why anybody would gather so much money. Of course, the first thing that would come in almost everyone’s mind is GREED, but Bill Gates is not a greedy guy, right? I mean, he has founded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, donated money time and time again, his wish is to make the world a better place for the less fortunate and so on.
I find it absolutely disgusting that a guy who pretends to be a philanthropist is expanding his fortune faster than Trump can say: “Wrong”!
” 1. Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
2. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
3. 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Food banks are especially important in providing food for people that can’t afford it themselves. Run a food drive outside your local grocery store so people in your community have enough to eat. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout.
4. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally or approximately 2,300 people per day.
5. In 2011, 165 million children under the age of 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition.”
But, hey, I’m just glad this guy or his family doesn’t have to worry about that.
Some of the people will try to defend this by saying that he worked hard and build up a great company with a popular product Windows that own almost 89% of the operating system market share and I give him that, can’t deny what is true but how about a single parent who has two jobs or three, one or more kids to take care, probably going to college or taking some classes?
Why doesn’t that person deserve to have a decent life? Why should that person be a slave working for a minimum wage and others should have the power to own half the world?
I read recently a post written by a woman who said that she chose to be poor because that’s what good people do and even if she made that choice she would cry at night because she couldn’t give her daughter the life she deserved and later realised that being poor doesn’t necessarily makes you a good person it just makes you poor and the reason I’m telling you about this story is that I don’t want to see Bill Gates or other billionaires give away all their money and live on the street just to prove that they are good people I want for them to have a certain decency and respect for the ones around them.
But I’m guessing I ask too much and that would never happen as long as nobody takes some measures like putting a limit on how much a single person can own and raise taxes.
We all talk about how evil Donald Trump is but how about these people?