He may be worth a staggering £70 billion ($82 bn) but Bill Gates has said he won’t be leaving his fortune to his kids - Jennifer, 20, Rory, 17, and Phoebe, 14 - when he passes away.
The Microsoft creator was speaking to Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard on This Morning when he said that they will have to go out and find their own careers – because his money is dedicated to helping the poorest.
Yesterday, I visited with family planning champions in Nairobi to learn about their work to defeat myths and misinformation about contraceptives in their communities. An amazing young man named Shawn told me that, after accompanying his wife to a family planning clinic, he decided to start educating other young men about how they can help ensure the women they love have access to the family planning tools they need.
Explaining how he has made sure his kids get a good education, the 60-year-old said that his kids understand why it is important that his money goes into the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – a charity he set up with his wife.
Saying that money will simply “distort anything” his kids will try to do, Bill said: “Well, our kids receive a great education and some money but they will go out and have their own careers.”
“This money is dedicated to helping the poorest."
Bill’s comments went down really well with viewers and many people took to Twitter to praise him.
However, after a little prompt from Ben, Bill did say that he would give his kids "a little bit" - but sure wouldn't you?!
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