Bill Gates is known for being the founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men in the world (he is currently 2nd after Jeff Bezos). However, he stepped away from Microsoft a long time ago, and has focused ever since on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he started with his wife, Melinda.
The foundation currently has over $40 billion in assets, and uses it to fund large-scale projects that can help people around the world. According to its website, the foundation aims to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.
In the Netflix series, Inside Bill’s Brain, you get to see how Bill Gates’ mind works, and what exactly he is trying to accomplish in the future.
In the first episode, there is an introduction to Gates from his family, mainly his wife and sisters. This is interesting because while many people know who Bill Gates is, not many people know his background and story.
In the second episode, it dives more into Gates’ personal friendships, such as his with the late Paul Allen. I had no knowledge about their relationship before Microsoft, and it was interesting to hear how they first met. Also, this episode discusses the Gates Foundation and how it is trying to eradicate polio around the world. This is one of the main priorities of the foundation, and one that will hopefully wipe out the disease forever.
Finally, the last episode discusses the story of Microsoft, as well as Gates’ latest project to create a nuclear power reactor. This was an interesting episode to watch because most recent news about nuclear power has been negative (such as the Fukushima disaster), but Gates believes it is the future of energy if done correctly. While I am not a scientist, his argument was quite persuasive, and it changed my views a bit on nuclear power.
Overall, the series was very interesting because you get to learn more about Gates, as well as his views on major topics around the world. He is clearly a very intelligent person, and although he’s not right about everything, his opinions are at least worth considering in most cases.