Melinda French Gates

Melinda French Gates is an American philanthropist and former multimedia product developer and manager at Microsoft.

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May 7, 2019

Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist, former general manager at Microsoft, and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization. She joins Jonathan to discuss her early days working at Microsoft & opening doors, the importance of using her privilege & wealth for good, uplifting women around the world, and more.


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