Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday December 06, 2012

Bill Gates 4th Most Powerful Person On The Planet

Bill Gates is ranked #4 on Forbes' Most Powerful list. If that wasn't enough, he also ranked higher on the list than the Pope. eek! Other notable tech-industry execs include Sergey Brin & Larry Page tied #20, Jeff Bezos at #27 and Tim Cook at #35.

The world's second-richest man is worth $65 billion?and that's after giving away more than $28 billion. Gates' post-Microsoft mission includes eliminating many infectious and deadly diseases: By his own estimates, that could translate into 8 million lives saved by 2020. But the quintessential activist billionaire doesn't stop there: Gates continues to persuade his peers to sign the "Giving Pledge," promising to give away half their wealth or more.