Bill and Melinda Gates Release 2017 Annual Letter: "Warren Buffett's Best Investment"

SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2017 Annual Letter, "Warren Buffett's Best Investment [http://www.gatesletter.com/]." In 2006, Buffett donated [http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2006/06/Statement-on-Warren-Buffetts-Announcement] the bulk of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. The letter addresses the world's progress in the past 25 years on global health and development issues, including cutting extreme poverty in half and reducing childhood deaths by half. Bill and Melinda Gates highlight their optimism for continued progress and outline areas of involvement from the foundation, which works in close collaboration with governments, health agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other philanthropic entities and individuals.

Read the letter to learn more at www.gatesletter.com [http://www.gatesnotes.com/2015-annual-letter?page=0&lang=en&WT.mc_id=01_21_2015_AL2015-GF_GFO_domain_Top_21].

About the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people--especially those with the fewest resources--have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.


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CONTACT: media@gatesfoundation.org


Web site: http://www.gatesletter.com/

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