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Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

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Have you read Bill Gates' article on the best investment he has ever made? If not, check it out! We are so excited to do our part to bring out the evidence on global health investment.

"The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think tank that uses sophisticated algorithms and the best available data to compare alternate poverty-fighting strategies. Their tools have allowed us to test an interesting hypothesis: Suppose that our foundation hadn’t invested in Gavi, the Global Fund and GPEI and had instead put that $10 billion into the S&P 500, promising to give the balance to developing countries 18 years later. As of last week, those countries would have received about $12 billion, adjusted for inflation, or $17 billion if we factor in reinvested dividends."

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