Bill Gates Makes Suprise Visit To Live8 Concert

    July 2, 2005

“Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates made a surprise appearance at the Live8 concert in London’s Hyde Park today to urge world leaders to do more to ease the problem of Africa’s crippling debt and extreme poverty.

Gates’ presence on a stage shared with the likes of Elton John, REM and Coldplay may have seemed out of place to some but he was also in the presence of famous friends and fellow humanitarians such as U2 singer Bono.

Gates was introduced to the crowd by Live8 founder Bob Geldof who praised the charitable work of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and hailed the software tycoon as the world’s most important philanthropist. ”

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