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In 2008, Bill Gates stepped down from his day-to-day duties at Microsoft to focus his efforts exclusively on his philanthropic endeavors within the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was only 53 at the time and still the world’s richest living person.10 His organization’s goals are ambitious and include tackling extreme poverty in developing countries and addressing the failures of the American education system. Through this channeling of the founders’ energy and wealth, the Gates Foundation has partnered with hundreds of other collaborators and donated billions of dollars to initiatives that range from polio eradication, to
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Disclosures Dr. Rosseau is a former officer of the AANS and is Director of the AANS Global Neurosurgical Practice Course, and a faculty member for a similar course at Stanford University and the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
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