As part of a plan announced Tuesday to [color=#0000ff]distribute $75 billion to shareholders[/color] during the next four years, stockholders will receive a one-time dividend of $3 per share. As the company’s largest stockholder, with 1.1 billion shares, Gates stands to earn about $3 billion.
Gates said Tuesday that he plans to donate the windfall to the [color=#0000ff]Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[/color], which works to expand access to technology through public libraries and to help fight diseases around the world. The foundation estimates its endowment at $27 billion.
Aww - that’s really nice