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Bill Gates Has A Billion-Dollar Answer For Preventing Pandemics, But Is He Fronting The Cash To Make It Happen?

If Lauryn Hill is known for nothing else, it’s her iconic album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” On it rests one of her most famous tunes –“The Ex-Factor,” in which the opening lyrics state, “It could all be so simple.” Based on Microsoft Founder and CEO Bill Gate’s recent TED talk, one could assume he shares a similar sentiment. With the theme A New Era, TED2022 featured some of the world’s most prolific thought leaders. Gate’s session was a part of this epic lineup during session six of the conference, Wellbeing. During this session, each speaker was tasked with the responsibility to share thoughts and solutions that could contribute to the holistic health and overall good of people. This year’s talk by the tech giant and billionaire was a sequel of sorts to his Ted2015 talk. Seven years ago, Gates spoke with the audience about the World’s lack of readiness for an impending pandemic. This year, the foreshadowing commentary shows how countries were not prepared for what the...

Josh Rodgers

Apr 18, 2022

Strive Masiyiwa, Britain's First Black Billionaire, Is Working To Get COVID-19 Vaccines To Africa

Zimbabwean native and London-based businessman Strive Masiyiwa has officially been named Britain’s first Black billionaire to make the rich list. However, he has some more pressing work he’s focusing on back in his home country. According to the Sunday Times, Masiyiwa is making efforts to resolve the world’s current health crisis by finding enough COVID-19 vaccines to serve all of Africa’s 1.3 billion-strong population. So far, Masiyiwa — the African Union’s special envoy on the pandemic –has managed to sign a deal with Johnson & Johnson for 400 million vaccine doses. As one of Africa’s most generous humanitarians, the billionaire businessman is doing all he can to help his people. Prior to growing his wealth in London, Masiyiwa was living in Rhodesia — now modern day Zimbabwe — with his parents before fleeing the country at age seven to escape the nation’s political unrest after Ian Smith’s government declared independence from Britain, Daily Mail reports. Following this, he and...

Njera Perkins

May 27, 2021