As Bill Gates' better half, Melinda Gates is co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which partners with organizations to tackle critical problems like helping the world's poorest people lift themselves from hunger and poverty. Melinda has been working with the foundation to eliminate polio around the world by 2018.
Melinda, a Duke University alum, received an honorary degree from the University of Cambridge, followed by an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Duke for her philanthropy.
She met Bill while working at Microsoft as a project manager, and the couple have three kids.
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