In the words of Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, “Bill Gates is better than Batman”. For his philanthropic work, Microsoft founder would win the super hero title in a contest with any challenger after he donated about 48% of his net worth, which means $28 billion to charitable causes. The Gates Foundation has many missions including eradicating Malaria and Polio. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda were also focused on helping vital causes both domestically, such as improving US education system and worldwide, such as helping third-world countries grow rice.
By bringing vaccines and improving children healthcare in international scale, Bill Gates helped saving 5,812,000 lives. As TheNextWeb explains in a detailed info graphic, 3.4 million were saved from Hepatitis B, 1.2 million from Measles, 560,000 lives were saved from HIB Bacteria, 474,000 from whooping couch, 140,000 from Yellow Fever and many thousands children were saved from Polio and Pneumonia. The projected lives saved in the next seven years will reach to a total of 7.6 million, all children under 5 year old.
The impressive amount of money donated by Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, $28 billion means that the Gates family is more generous than US, as the state budget for foreign aid is with two billion less than the money given by Bill Gates to charitable causes.