So is Global Warming about the money?
Bill Gates joins $170bn climate change investment club
Clean tech on the list
By Gavin Clarke 13 Dec 2016 at 15:31
Bill Gates is leading a $1bn climate-change venture with a roll-call of tech’s biggest names.
Microsoft’s co-founder has joined Breakthrough Energy, described as investing in “reliable, affordable, zero-carbon energy, food and products for the world.”
The first investment is reported to be in clean tech.
Gates is reported to have told Quartz: “We need affordable and reliable energy that doesn’t emit greenhouse gas to power the future and to get it we need a different model for investing in good ideas and moving them from the lab to the market.”
Well, “only” one $Billion? Well, I guess for Gates it’s just a hobby…
A string of millionaire entrepreneurs and business captains are joining Gates, including Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, PayPal and LinkedIn founder-turned VC Reid Hoffman, Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla, Alibaba Group chief Jack Ma and the co-founder of SAP, Hasso Plattner.
The group’s net worth clocks in at $170bn.
Oh, $170 Billion net worth for the group. Well, now we’re starting to talk real money. Almost as much as the UN wants Each And Every Year…
All about the money? Sure looks like it.