He's one of the smartest, wealthiest, and most philanthropic people on the planet. And he says it's getting better all the time.
Bill Gates is making a big bet.
The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else's.
Things are already getting better, FAST. But what's coming is amazing.
Through improved immunization, preventive care, and hygiene, the world has cut the number of children who die before age 5 in half since 1990.
With eradication and reduction of major diseases, by 2030, deaths in early childhood will divide in half again.
Right now, Africa imports a lot of food. African farmers get one-fifth the crop yield from their acreage as American farmers do.
With improved farming technology and education, by 2030, Africa will feed itself.
Right now, 2.5 billion adults do not have access to banking. No credit to start or expand a business. No loan to help them over a rough patch. No way of investing and seeing their money grow steadily.
By 2030, mobile solutions will bring financial resources to the poorest people on earth.
Around the world, more and more girls and boys are in school. But sometimes there is no school, or families can't afford to send their kids.
Through gains in connectivity, by 2030, children's educations will be broader and more easily available.
Gate's big bet raises some big questions. In this video, he addresses a few of them.