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Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates says fame not goal in aid work

Published on Jan 31, 2013 1:20 AM

NEW YORK, (AFP) - Mr Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men and highest profile aid donors, says he does not care if he is forgotten after his death - as long as polio and other major diseases have been eradicated.

"I don't need to be remembered at all," the co-founder of Microsoft, 57, told AFP in New York.

Mr Gates has a fortune estimated by Forbes at US$61 billion (S$75 billion), second only to Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim, and the satisfaction of knowing that Microsoft products are at the heart of computers in every corner of the world.

But he says that since quitting the running of Microsoft and focusing on his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it is the world's poorest that have his attention.

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