Bill Gates is better than Batman

Who is Better at Saving Lives?

  • Batman

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • Bill Gates

    Votes: 9 39.1%
  • Chuck Norris

    Votes: 7 30.4%

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    23

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It’s nice to remember that success doesn’t always create greed — it can enable a powerful force of giving and problem-solving.

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Down to earth person who is a real genius aswell. He's not just a sole businessman but a computer genius, who made an algorithm in 2 days which the entire IBM programming team couldn't in 2 years.
 
He's got nothing on Batman. :yk

Indeed, Bill Gates has done a lot of good. It's always nice to see rich people not just care about themselves.
 
not worth enough to praise the man in his career or his philanthropic work.

Respect Sir !!!
 
Yeah, but Batman saves the world from evil men. When Bill Gates decides to take down Barack Obama and Bashar Al Assad, we'll talk.
 
We need a poll.
 
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Yeah, but Batman saves the world from evil men. When Bill Gates decides to take down Barack Obama and Bashar Al Assad, we'll talk.

Yes because he quite clearly in control of everything isn't he.
Their military and lobby groups are all saints.:asif

It is not the man that needs to be targeted but the system. Bill gates is bypassing politics and changing the world through pure might of his wealth. Batman is just gonna beat up a black guy who's no worse than the many white guys behind him.
 
Yes because he quite clearly in control of everything isn't he.
Their military and lobby groups are all saints.:asif

It is not the man that needs to be targeted but the system. Bill gates is bypassing politics and changing the world through pure might of his wealth. Batman is just gonna beat up a black guy who's no worse than the many white guys behind him.

And who better to target the system then Batman? Bill Gates is a man, Batman is a symbol.
 
And who better to target the system then Batman? Bill Gates is a man, Batman is a symbol.

Batman runs around in his costume beating on street level crime and chasing around a woman dressed up as a cat:moyo
This whilst having billions which he could put into aid or research. Instead batman needs new toys.:tanvir
 
Batman runs around in his costume beating on street level crime and chasing around a woman dressed up as a cat:moyo
This whilst having billions which he could put into aid or research. Instead batman needs new toys.:tanvir

Batman is quite the philanthropist. Your first sentence demonstrates that you have quite the poor understanding of this fictional character and I'd suggest you ninja slip out of the debate.

Batman's saved the universe from Darkseid. Has Bill Gates killed Darkseid? I don't think so.
 
Batman runs around in his costume beating on street level crime and chasing around a woman dressed up as a cat:moyo
This whilst having billions which he could put into aid or research. Instead batman needs new toys.:tanvir

That is because Batman, well...he is...I'll let the beard do the talking:

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Down to earth person who is a real genius aswell. He's not just a sole businessman but a computer genius, who made an algorithm in 2 days which the entire IBM programming team couldn't in 2 years.

hamesha phal dar darakht hi jhuka karta hai.
 
Batman is quite the philanthropist. Your first sentence demonstrates that you have quite the poor understanding of this fictional character and I'd suggest you ninja slip out of the debate.

Batman's saved the universe from Darkseid. Has Bill Gates killed Darkseid? I don't think so.

Bill gates almost eradicated polio and other real life problems. Batman is busy grooming robin.

Goat gonna get the chop soon.
 
None of these jabronis hold a candle to the greatest superhero duo the world has ever seen, humanity's pride, the two finest men in the world residing on either side of the Pakistan-India border, The Rao :Rao :Rao and 'The Mighty and Tall Ishant Sharma who extracted venomous bounce and averaged a mighty 60 with the ball during the OZ tour but troubled Ponting for one over hence his greatness'.
 
Whoops.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/may/10/melinda-bill-gates-divorce-jeffrey-epstein-meetings

Melinda Gates reportedly began exploring options for divorce from Bill Gates almost two years ago, around the time the world’s fourth-richest man was revealed to have met many times with Jeffrey Epstein, the philanthropist and sex offender who killed himself in jail in 2019. The Microsoft founder and his wife, two of the world’s most powerful and influential philanthropists, announced their divorce last week. They have not said why.

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal cited “people familiar with the matter” and a former employee of the Gates Foundation who said Bill Gates’s dealings with Epstein were “one source of concern” for his wife.

In October 2019, the New York Times reported that Epstein cultivated the acquaintance of rich and powerful men including the former president Bill Clinton.

But it said few “compared in prestige and power to the [then] world’s second-richest person, a brilliant and intensely private luminary: Bill Gates. And unlike many others, Mr Gates started the relationship after Mr Epstein was convicted of sex crimes.”

In 2008, Epstein reached a deal with authorities and was sentenced to 13 months confinement for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The conditions of the deal were a source of controversy 11 years later, when Epstein was charged with sex trafficking. Found dead in a New York jail, he was deemed to have killed himself.

Earlier this week, the Daily Beast reported that Melinda Gates warned her husband about associating with Epstein in 2013. The Wall Street Journal cited a former employee of the Gates Foundation who said relationships between the two men and other Gates employees continued after that warning.

The Journal said court documents showed that Melinda Gates spoke with legal advisers a number of times around publication of the New York Times story in 2019.

A spokesman for Bill Gates told the Journal he stood by a statement about Epstein given to the paper that year: “I met him. I didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him.”

Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce on Twitter last week.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” they said. “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.” The couple, who were married in 1994, have reportedly agreed to divide their assets. According to Forbes, Bill Gates is worth about $124bn. The couple have said they will give most of their money away.

Last week, Forbes said the fortune was being divided. Its headline: “Melinda French Gates Now A Billionaire After Stock Transfer From Bill Gates.”

Citing court documents, the Journal said that about two years before she filed for divorce, Melinda Gates said her marriage had been “irretrievably broken” for some time.

The paper said her legal team included Robert Stephan Cohen, a New York divorce lawyer who has represented Michael Bloomberg and Ivana Trump.
 
Sounds dodgy, his wife of so many years wanted rid of him after finding out about Epstein. Im sure she knows more than what she will ever say.

Never liked the bloke, hopefully the truth will come out. So many big names in the west have been seen with, met with or pictured with kids along with Epstein, it's sickening they are all free and not interegated enough about the biggest high profile peado scandel in modern history.
 

that NY post will start tongues wagging even more now that the split ha finally happened.
I don't want to indulge in any speculation but the reason of the split could be plain breakdown in the couples relationship.
That Epstein angle is interesting news and a hot sell so got some traction. if you are rich like gates, 1 arrow out of 1000's will stick even if you are not guilty. Price of being famous.
 
Sounds dodgy, his wife of so many years wanted rid of him after finding out about Epstein. Im sure she knows more than what she will ever say.

Never liked the bloke, hopefully the truth will come out. So many big names in the west have been seen with, met with or pictured with kids along with Epstein, it's sickening they are all free and not interegated enough about the biggest high profile peado scandel in modern history.

I doubt there's too much incriminating stuff about Gates re Epstein, otherwise I'm sure it wouldn't have taken his wife eight years to decide on breaking the marriage. More likely the two have been estranged for more normal matters in their relationship and this has just been aired to get the public on her side. Bill Gates is an American icon after all.
 
I doubt there's too much incriminating stuff about Gates re Epstein, otherwise I'm sure it wouldn't have taken his wife eight years to decide on breaking the marriage. More likely the two have been estranged for more normal matters in their relationship and this has just been aired to get the public on her side. Bill Gates is an American icon after all.

Reports are alluding to his wife finding out about Epstein & Gates friendship causing their marriage to collapse. Before this they were close. Im sure she knows something but cant say. He's an icon to some , a fake capitalist to others, scaremonger to others. Until we get to the bottom of the biggest peado scandal in modern history, nobody should call any of Epsteins mates as iconic.
 
Reports are alluding to his wife finding out about Epstein & Gates friendship causing their marriage to collapse. Before this they were close. Im sure she knows something but cant say. He's an icon to some , a fake capitalist to others, scaremonger to others. Until we get to the bottom of the biggest peado [sic] scandal in modern history, nobody should call any of Epsteins mates as iconic.

Well, everyone is guilty until proven innocent eh?
 
I doubt there's too much incriminating stuff about Gates re Epstein, otherwise I'm sure it wouldn't have taken his wife eight years to decide on breaking the marriage. More likely the two have been estranged for more normal matters in their relationship and this has just been aired to get the public on her side. Bill Gates is an American icon after all.

People can drift apart after decades together.

I am more concerned by the impact the divorce may have on the Gates’ philanthropy.
 
People can drift apart after decades together.

I am more concerned by the impact the divorce may have on the Gates’ philanthropy.

I read somewhere that Gates still takes annual holidays with his ex and it's part of the marriage contract with his current wife. I think that would be a bone of contention in itself which might have a part to play in the breakdown of the marriage. Who knows? You can't just assume his wife is now divorcing him after 8 years of marriage after sitting on his relationship with Epstein for 8 years.
 
Well, everyone is guilty until proven innocent eh?

I recall you arguring Prince Andrew doesnt need to go & answer questions. Maybe if he did along with others more info would come out.

His wifes main reason for divorcing him, make what you wish of it.
 
I recall you arguring Prince Andrew doesnt need to go & answer questions. Maybe if he did along with others more info would come out.

His wifes main reason for divorcing him, make what you wish of it.

According to rumour, which I was always told to ignore. There’s even a Biblical Commandment forbidding it.

Has the Feds asked Gates to come in for questioning? They have not. So no this smear tactic is baseless.
 
According to rumour, which I was always told to ignore. There’s even a Biblical Commandment forbidding it.

Has the Feds asked Gates to come in for questioning? They have not. So no this smear tactic is baseless.

You call them rumours but media has suggested this is the reason she divorced him. Of course we dont know if he is guilty or not of any wrong doing.

But if the likes of Prince Andrew remain mute, the investigation wont be completed properly. Are you still in favour of Andrew not facing the music? You believe him when he says hes inoccent of any crime?
 
You call them rumours but media has suggested this is the reason she divorced him. Of course we dont know if he is guilty or not of any wrong doing.

But if the likes of Prince Andrew remain mute, the investigation wont be completed properly. Are you still in favour of Andrew not facing the music? You believe him when he says hes inoccent of any crime?

The media didn't suggest it, Melinda Gates did, and it's not hard to work out why. Perhaps there's some truth to it, but then why did she sit on it for eight years if she was that upset? Isn't it possible that Bill Gates taking annual holidays with his ex would have been just as plausible reasons for the marriage breakdown?
 
The media didn't suggest it, Melinda Gates did, and it's not hard to work out why. Perhaps there's some truth to it, but then why did she sit on it for eight years if she was that upset? Isn't it possible that Bill Gates taking annual holidays with his ex would have been just as plausible reasons for the marriage breakdown?

Media reported it after it was known Melinda had issues.

This is a good read.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7e...i_xRaUOO8GXT9CFUjuvnH3HuF0cBHYb47iBtqnnqxmaJw

Seems Good ol Billy Boy had a long friendship with the peado. Meeting a sex offender would bother any wife.
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57147379

Microsoft was investigating its co-founder Bill Gates over a 20-year-old affair shortly before he stepped down from the company's board last year.

The tech giant confirmed that it had launched a probe after concerns were reported about his behaviour.

The firm said it held an investigation with a law firm and provided support to the employee who made the complaint.

A spokesperson for Mr Gates denied that his decision to step back had anything to do with the investigation.

News of the investigation emerged after Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to divorce after 27 years of marriage.

On Monday, a spokesman for Microsoft said the software company had received a complaint in late 2019 that Mr Gates had "sought to initiate an intimate relationship" with a female employee in 2000.

"A committee of the board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm, to conduct a thorough investigation," he said.

"Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern," he said.

The investigation did not reach a conclusion, as Mr Gates stepped down from the board before it was completed.

In a LinkedIn post in March of last year, Mr Gates said that he took the decision so he could spend more time on his charity work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It came three months after he was re-elected.

At the time, he wrote: "With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company. Microsoft will always be an important part of my life's work... I feel more optimistic than ever about the progress the company is making and how it can continue to benefit the world."

However, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Microsoft's board had decided that Mr Gates's involvement with a female employee was inappropriate and he needed to step down.

A spokeswoman for Mr Gates acknowledged the affair took place when asked by the newspaper, but denied it had anything to do his decision to step back.

"There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably," the spokeswoman said.

"Bill's decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter. In fact, he had expressed an interest in spending more time on his philanthropy starting several years earlier."

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told the BBC that it stood by that statement.

Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to divorce earlier this month. The couple have spent billions on charitable causes around the world and have pledged to continue to work together at the foundation once their divorce is finalised.

US media reported that the two had agreed how to divide their property and assets before announcing their separation.

Mr Gates, 65, is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and is worth $124bn (£89bn).

He co-founded Microsoft - now the world's biggest software company - in the 1970s and remained full-time at the firm until 2008.

The couple's estate is believed to include multi-million dollar properties in the states of Washington, Florida and Wyoming. Their main residence is a lakeside mansion in Medina, Washington that is reported to be worth at least $127m.
 
More and more stuff coming out about Gate's relationships with other women. Pretty standard stuff after all for a divorce, the Epstein stuff looks to me just a leak to get Melinda some sympathy from the public against an American icon.
 
Latest Twist In Increasingly Acrimonious Gates Divorce


After revelations that Melinda Gates considered divorce years earlier partly because of Bill Gates's ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and amid reports of his dubious behavior at Microsoft Corp., there are signs change is coming to one of the world's most powerful philanthropic organizations.

When Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their surprise split after 27 years of marriage, they said there would be no changes to their $50 billion foundation.
Now, about three weeks later, after revelations that Melinda considered divorce years earlier partly because of Bill's ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and amid reports of his dubious behavior at Microsoft Corp., there are signs change is coming to one of the world's most powerful philanthropic organizations.

Mark Suzman, the Gates Foundation's chief executive officer, has told employees that he's in talks to strengthen "the long-term sustainability and stability of the foundation."

"I'm actively discussing with Bill and Melinda steps they and Warren might take," Suzman said in a statement Thursday, referring to billionaire Warren Buffett, the third member of the foundation's board.

Suzman said no decisions have been made, but added that Bill and Melinda have "reaffirmed their commitment to the foundation and continue to work together on behalf of our mission."

It's the latest twist in what appears to be an increasingly acrimonious split.

Since the divorce announcement posted to Twitter, there have been reports that Bill had an extramarital affair and pursued other office romances with employees at Microsoft. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that Gates received complaints about the behavior of Michael Larson, who runs Cascade Investment, which has for decades overseen the Gateses' fortune.

The media onslaught has sullied Gates's geeky techno philanthropist persona, and thrown into question whether the pair can work alongside each other without disrupting the operation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that they are considering bringing in outside directors, citing people it didn't identify.

Three Members

There are currently just three trustees: Gates, French Gates and Buffett, who has added more than $27 billion of his own money to the foundation over the past 15 years.

Any changes to the structure of the foundation could have a big impact on its focus.

Adding more people to the board could "democratize the ultimate decision-making process," at the foundation, said Maribel Morey, a historian of philanthropy and executive director at the Miami Institute for the Social Sciences.

The three-person board is unusually small for a foundation of its size. The Ford Foundation, which is roughly a fifth the size of the Gates Foundation, has 15 members on its board. The Rockefeller Foundation, at a 10th of the size, has no fewer than 12 at any time.

Expanding the board would be a good thing, said Morey, and they could use it to increase diversity.

"In this moment it's a mutually beneficial decision because, at one level the Gates Foundation is under much more scrutiny," Morey said. "At another level it makes much more sense to include other people in the room when you're a divorced couple with only one other person on the board."

The fate of the foundation is just one aspect of the divorce.

Gates, 65, a Microsoft co-founder, is the fourth-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $143.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Gates's biggest asset is Cascade, the holding company he created with the proceeds of Microsoft stock sales and dividends that's run by Larson. Through Cascade, Gates has interests in real estate, energy and hospitality as well as stakes in dozens of public companies, including Canadian National Railway and Deere & Co. The Gateses are also among the largest private landowners in the U.S.

In recent weeks, there have been several transfers of shares worth billions of dollars from Cascade to French Gates, but it's a tiny fraction of the approximately $50 billion in public equities reported by the firm.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/latest-twist-in-increasingly-acrimonious-bill-gates-and-melinda-gates-divorce-2450867
 
https://www.reuters.com/world/gates-foundation-says-co-chair-melinda-could-leave-after-two-years-2021-07-07/

The Gates Foundation said Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates, in the midst of a high-profile divorce, will continue to work as co-chairs for a two-year trial period and after that time if the arrangement unravels, she would step down.

The contingency plan for one of the world's largest philanthropic foundations was announced by Chief Executive Officer Mark Suzman, a move that would ensure a successful transition for the foundation that has spent over $50 billion in the past two decades toward combating poverty and disease.

If Melinda resigns after two years, she would receive personal resources from Bill for her philanthropic work, which would be completely separate from the foundation's endowment, the foundation said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Bill will then assume the full stewardship of the foundation, which the couple had often referred to as their "fourth child".

Melinda and Bill in May filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage, but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together.

The foundation said the controlling billionaire benefactors, Bill and Melinda, will contribute $15 billion, their single largest contribution since 2000, bringing the total endowment to about $65 billion.

It also said it will expand the number of trustees to oversee the work and intends to finalize decisions by the end of the year and announce the new trustees in January 2022.

Founded in 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become one of the most powerful and influential forces in global public health. The foundation last year committed some $1.75 billion to COVID-19 relief.

Wednesday's announcement also comes after billionaire investor Warren Buffett in June said he was resigning as a trustee of the foundation, and had donated half his wealth to philanthropy since pledging 15 years ago to give away his fortune from running Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Buffett did not explain why he was resigning, but noted that he had given up all directorships outside Berkshire, reducing his workload.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/05/bill-gates-jeffrey-epstein-meeting-huge-mistake

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates said he made “a huge mistake” in meeting with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

“It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there,” Gates told CNN on Wednesday.

Gates said he met with Epstein hoping the financier could help raise money for global health issues.

“I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge,” Gates said. “When it looked like that wasn’t a real thing, that relationship ended.”

Epstein killed himself in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial on federal charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14. In 2008, Epstein avoided federal prosecution on similar charges in a controversial plea deal.

The Wall Street Journal reported in May that Melinda French Gates had concerns about her husband’s dealings with Epstein when she consulted lawyers to discuss a possible divorce. The Journal said several of its sources said Melinda had concerns about Bill’s relationship with Epstein since at least 2013.

The couple filed for divorce in May and the process was finalized on Monday.

“It’s a time of reflection, and at this point, I need to go forward,” Gates told CNN. “Within the family, we’ll heal the best that we can.”
 
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