Melinda Gates to Exit from Gates Foundation

By: GWL Team | Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Well-known philanthropist and co-founder of Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates to take an exit from the foundation and voyage on her own journey towards focusing on women’s rights and gender equality. The announcement was made on May 13, 2024.

The foundation was established by Melinda Gates and her ex-husband, Bill Gates in the 2000 and she devoted herself for the upliftment of the needy through the foundation since then. She has always been known for being a philanthropist and now when she is resigning from the firm. Her entire focus will be on the empowerment of women. June 7, 2024, will be her last day at the foundation.

She posted on her X, saying, “After careful thought and reflection, I have decided to resign from my role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.” She said that the foundation is in a strong state and this would be the best time for her to move further with her own journey.

Because of her exit, Melinda shall get a total resource of $12.5 billion in order to direct toward her philanthropic work. She said that the money will be used “to commit to my work on behalf of women and families.”