Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Became America’s Biggest Farmer
Bill Gates, co-founder of the Washington Microsoft Company and the fourth richest man in the world, started investing in agriculture in developing countries since the year 2000, has now become America's 'biggest farmer'. Now he and his wife Melinda's name have topped the list of agricultural landowners in America. He has purchased a total of 2 lakh 42 thousand acres of cultivated land in 18 states of America.
The Land Report magazine quoted Michael Larsen's profile in the Wall Street Journal. Larson was the fund manager of the Gates family in 1994. According to the report, the Gates couple had purchased more than one lakh acres of land, which has now doubled. According to this, Gates not only invested in cultivable land, but also bought other types of land. These include 14,500 acres purchased in the Horse Heaven Hills area. For this, he has paid Rs 1,251 crore. In all, they have purchased a total of 2,68,984 acres so far. In the early 2000s, he started helping farmers in developing countries. According to media reports, Bill Gates has purchased land for smart city projects in Arizona. His dream is to make a smart city. In 2008, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that their foundation would help smallholder farmers in Africa and other developing countries of the world in the agricultural sector.
Recently, Bill Gates came into the limelight in India when he praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the efforts of the vaccine. Bill Gates said, "It is heartening to see India's leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine production capacity at a time when the whole world is trying to deal with the corona virus."
Bill Gates is deeply concerned about the worsening situation in the country due to the corona virus. He also said earlier that there is a need to be vigilant about the corona epidemic. He had said that the condition will improve with Corona vaccine, but it is not so easy. He added that fast work would have to be done to overcome the new strain. The first month of this year can prove to be very challenging.
Bill Gates is planning to cultivate a substantial part of the owned agricultural land. Experts say that if Bill Gates comes in the field of agriculture, it will greatly help sustainable farming in America.