Interview with Bill Gates on his approach to giving 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Raekha Prasad interviews the world’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates, on today’s SocietyGuardian.Prasad asks Gates what motivated him to focus on philanthropy while still developing his business. He spends about 10 hours a week on his charitable foundation and up to 60 hours on Microsoft business. His mother encouraged him to think about giving some of his wealth to charity, and investor Warren Buffet’s criticism of rich parents simply passing their wealth down to their children made him think about how he could use his fortune more effectively.He has pledged to give away his £28 billion fortune before he dies. So far The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent about £4 billion primarily on international health activities. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 February 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.