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Bill Gates Shares the Stories That Inspired Him in 2017

The billionaire philanthropist shone a spotlight on some of the more positive moments from the year.


The end of the year often brings with it burnout, stress over the holidays and general anxiety about meeting your deadlines and goals. But this week, Bill Gates took a few minutes to highlight the events, people and even memes that gave him reasons to be optimistic about the direction the world is heading.

From a very on-brand film recommendation to shoutouts to a hardworking student, check out Gates’s top moments of the year.

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