It has a $29bn endowment and has been giving away money faster than any other charity in history.
The Foundation is credited with saving at least 700,000 people by investing in vaccination programmes, and has donated computers and internet access to 11,000 libraries. It has also sponsored the biggest scholarship fund in history.
Jim Kelly, managing editor at Time, said: "Natural disasters are terrible things, but there is a different kind of ongoing calamity in poverty, and nobody is doing a better job in addressing it in different ways than Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono."
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