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Bill Gates follows Jeff Bezos; debuts on Instagram

The Microsoft founder looks to share stories about his philanthropic work.

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Instagram has a new, illustrious user: Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder announced his arrival on the platform with a series of three photos from Tanzania a country he’s currently touring with wife Melinda Gates. “I ll be sharing photos from my adventures here on Instagram, and I hope you ll follow along,” he wrote. The tech billionaire has already amassed over 2.5 lakh followers. Also Read - Disney Pixar Filter: How to get and use the 3D cartoon face filter on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok

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It read: “Melinda and I have been coming to Tanzania for many years now. I always love seeing how much progress the country has made to improve health and provide opportunity. Plus, the scenery is stunning. Whenever I travel to places like this, I wish others could come along and meet the people I get to meet.” The Gates Foundation actively works with underprivileged kids in the region. Also Read - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is going to space next month with his brother Mark

Hello from Tanzania, Instagram! I just had a great lunch with some amazing kids at Kicheba Primary School in Muheza and met Upendo Mwingira, a remarkable physician who has dedicated her career to fighting neglected tropical diseases. Melinda and I have been coming to Tanzania for many years now. I always love seeing how much progress the country has made to improve health and provide opportunity. Plus, the scenery is stunning. Whenever I travel to places like this, I wish others could come along and meet the people I get to meet. I have no doubt it would leave them as optimistic as I am about progress happening around the world. I ll be sharing photos from my adventures here on Instagram, and I hope you ll follow along.

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Gates’ second post was a warm birthday wish for his wife, Melinda. “I am the luckiest man in the world to have you by my side,” he wrote.

Happy birthday, Melinda! I am the luckiest man in the world to have you by my side.

A post shared by Bill Gates (@thisisbillgates) on

Gates is already on Facebook and Twitter. There’s also his personal blog which he uses to good effect and shares stories of growth and development around the world. His Instagram debut comes within a month of fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos’ arrival on the network.

The Amazon founder’s first Instagram post was a drone video announcing a new rocket factory he is building for his aerospace company, Blue Origin. He has notched up nearly 33,000 followers.

He followed it up with another video on legendary astronauts touring the Blue Origin factory.

Most recently, Bezos had overtaken Gates as the richest man on the planet. However, his stay at the top was short-lived as Amazon’s 77 percent drop in quarterly profit sent its stock tumbling down and eroded Bezos’ wealth by $6 billion in a day. Gates is back to being the richest man with an estimated net worth of $89.5 billion.

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  • Published Date: August 16, 2017 4:42 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 16, 2017 4:47 PM IST



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