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Bill and Melinda Gates have poured nearly $5 billion into education. Here’s what they spent it on

Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Laurene Powell Jobs are also donating huge amounts.

Bill and Melinda Gates have poured nearly $5 billion into education. Here’s what they spent it on
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A version of this article appeared in the September 2019 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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Senior Writer Ainsley Harris joined Fast Company in 2014. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc.

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