Sunday, December 18, 2005

Bono Rocks. So do the Gateses

Updated: 12:38 p.m. ET Dec. 18, 2005
NEW YORK - The richest man in the world, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, were named Time magazine’s “Persons of the Year” along with Irish rocker Bono for being “Good Samaritans” who made a difference in different ways.

“For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are Time’s Persons of the Year,” the magazine said in its Dec. 19 issue, made public on Sunday.


At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charity begins at home as they say and the charity of Bill Gates does not impress me, who has known someone who worked at Microsoft in Seattle. The workers who were contracted by outside companies to work at Microsoft, such as file clerks were only given a year contract and could not reapply after the year for 3 months, were surprisingly let go just before Christmas and were not allowed to attend the parties, special staff days etc.,that the "real"workers went to. There is a "third world hire" mentality there to save money, but also Microsoft hirers a lot of labour from India etc.,easily overcoming what other prospective nationals have to go through to get the greencard and also so that they wont have to pay high earnings packages that Americans expect. Not impressed with the Gateses excess fortune which doesnt care about the little person who works for them.


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