Tuesday, August 23, 2016

nerd & grant

Quotations:


Bill Gates might give away his fortune but he's still making billions

-- The original (and self-described) computer nerd now owns just 2.5 per cent of the world's biggest software company, the one he co-founded after dropping out of Harvard. Those shares contribute about $11 billion to his net worth.

--- Bloomberg reports Mr Gates, to date, "has donated more than $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which so far has given away $35 billion in grants to fight hunger, disease and poverty".

Definitions:

nerd:
1. a person who is very interested in computers;
2. a person who is boring, stupid and not fashionable;

grant:
1. an amount of money that the government or an organization gives you for a specific purpose and does not ask you to pay back. Money that you have to pay back is called a loan;
2. ...

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