According to the publication, the philanthropist is going to establish the largest sustainable farm, incorporating it into the Bill and Melinda Gates Charitable Foundation, which has more than $50 billion in assets.
Gates came to Turkey for the second time in four months to seek new business and philanthropic opportunities, the Daily Sabah newspaper in Turkey reported. According to the newspaper, Gates owns 8,900 hectares of land near Eastern Thrace in western Turkey.
At the same time, the creator of Microsoft rented a luxury yacht Lana, which, according to the newspaper, burned up tons of fuel in two days. It is known that the huge ship emits into the atmosphere 19 tons of carbon dioxide a day.
On November 2, at the UN conference in Glasgow, Gates promised to give $315 million to farmers all over the world to help them grow crops which are resistant to climate change.
Gates has previously spoken out in support of COVID-19 vaccination. On March 25, the billionaire named the fatal mistakes of Europe and the U.S. in the fight against the pandemic. In particular, he noted that states should have isolated the infected as quickly as possible to stop the growth of the disease.
Caught up in a wave of criticism in 2020 over online misinformation about Microsoft’s desire to “chip mankind,” Bill Gates said on June 5, 2020, that he had never done anything like microchips. According to him, it is so hard to deny, because it is very silly and strange.
Gates also expressed concern that even with the invention of the coronavirus vaccine, anti-vaccine sentiment could make it difficult to acquire collective immunity. He also called for the vaccine to be distributed first to countries with less advanced health care when it is available.