Ruthless but visionary,
Bill Gates was the man
who revolutionized tech. But after a remarkable
transformation, he went on a mission to 'save' the
part of a landmark series about the tech titans of
Silicon Valley, this documentary lifts the lid on one of
the world's richest men.
With exclusive access to friends and insiders, it
reveals new details about Bill Gates's 'charity' empire,
questions his business practices and asks if the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation is too powerful and
unaccountable in the world of global health.
Gates really the modern-day 'saint' that the world
thinks he is?
the Leopard Change his Spots?
according to 'The Billionaires Who Made Our World: Bill
was a pretty thoroughgoing hatchet job, upsetting all
our pious hopes for moral transformation.
Gates became the world's richest man, enjoying - thanks
to the meteoric rise of Microsoft as the dominant
computer software - huge international influence at
every top table.
He owed this progress, it was said, not just to his
software-writing genius, but also to ruthless
determination to succeed and dominate, at whatever cost
to those trampled on in the race.
Treatment of colleagues was apparently belittling and
aggressive - and his business practice was eventually
judged as breaking US law.
then he changed, becoming the world's leading
philanthropist, pledging to give away half his wealth,
and fighting, admirably, against climate change, hunger,
and disease among the world's poorest.
But former colleagues and investigators lined up to
insist that there had been no alteration at all:
his methods remain as ruthless...
has, they insist, no genuine commitment to diversity or
empowerment of others.
the projects into which his foundation pours billions
almost entirely benefit Western research corporations
while actually impoverishing African subsistence
If this is accurate, the moral is clear:
absolute power, chameleon-like in its ability to
change appearance, never gives up its determination