Today, especially in this country, there is an incentive not only to make money, but to make all of the money. We live in a society where it simply is not enough to make a lot of money, but to make all of the money. For many, doing less than this is considered a failure, which is a sad way to think and diminishes the humanitarian side of business.
But this does not have to be the way that everyone thinks. Think for a second about billionaire Bill Gates. Head of one of the most influential companies of all time, Gates helped revolutionize the world. At the time of his rise to prominence, people demonized him for being greedy, stealing ideas, and so on. And while there may be some truth to this, it is simply part of the way we think.
All that aside, what makes Gates great is his action outside of the private sector.
Solving the world’s problems
For lack of better words, Gates is using his billions to better the world through education and fighting disease. In one of the few instances of philanthropy by billionaires, Gates has focused his efforts on eradicating disease not only in his native United States, but throughout the entire world.
From mosquito nets in Africa to polio vaccines worldwide, Gates is a prime example of making all of the money and doing the right thing with it. No matter what business you are in, the first business you should be concerned about is helping others.