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Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.

Bill Gates is funding new factories for 7 potential coronavirus vaccines, even though it will waste billions of dollars

Bill Gates had previously said a coronavirus vaccine could be developed in 18 months.
Bill Gates during his 2015 TED Talk "The next outbreak? We’re not ready."

Here’s what Bill Gates once said we needed do to prevent a crisis like the coronavirus, and what we need to do to stop the next pandemic

Bill Gates said in 2015 that the world was not ready for a pandemic and that "We need to get going." This is what he then said we needed to do.
Bill and Melinda Gates head up the Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates says the novel coronavirus is a ‘once-in-a-century pathogen.’ The Gates Foundation just joined Wellcome and Mastercard in commi...

Around the world, nearly 116,000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, and 4,000 have died.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan head up the Chan Zuckerberg initiative.

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates’ philanthropic organizations helped researchers sequence the coronavirus genome

Sequencing the genome of a virus allows researchers to study its origins and how it might be stopped.

Bill Gates says the best way to help poorer countries fight climate change is to make sure they’re healthy enough to survive it

Countries near the equator – which are disproportionately poor by global standards – are likely to be worst hit by climate change.
Medical staff in Wuhan, China, pose while working to combat a coronavirus outbreak.

The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give $5 million to support the outbreak response in China and the other half to efforts in Africa.
Gates was named "the most powerful woman in philanthropy" by Forbes in 2018 for her work as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Melinda Gates just promised to put $1 billion towards gender equality over the next 10 years, and she says she has 3 priorities she wants to focus on

"I want to see more women in the position to make decisions, control resources, and shape policies and perspectives," Melinda Gates wrote in Time.
A public toilet built under the "Clean India" mission, which residents say has been shut for over a year, pictured in Guladahalli village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on April 30, 2019.

Bill Gates just gave Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi an award for building 100 million toilets across India, despite protests from Nobel Peace Pri...

The Gates Foundation gave out a Goalkeeper award to Modi for his Clean India toilet program to a crowd stunned into silence in New York.

Bill Gates’ quiet summer of learning to BBQ, recommending books, and working a shift at Dairy Queen was interrupted by 2 scandals

Bill Gates kept a low profile this summer aside from reports on ties to Jeffrey Epstein and criticism of the Gates Foundation's humanitarian award.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation cochair Melinda Gates with Business Insider US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell.

Melinda Gates reveals the secret to a strong marriage and the surprisingly simple answer to the world’s toughest problem

Melinda Gates' book "The Moment of Lift" discusses her marriage to Bill Gates, kids, and solving the world's toughest problems by empowering women.