They have traveled together to neglected corners of the world—fodder for a buddy movie that Hollywood has so far missed."I knew him before he was president, I knew him when he was president, and I know him now that he's not president," Gates remarks with a smile while waiting for his friend to arrive.world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and the divide between ignorance and data-driven knowledge? In Clinton's case, it turned out that the attributes that make for the ultimate politician work equally well in the service of philanthropy.
The Clinton Foundation is less a funder than a launching pad for projects benefiting the global good.
Gates: Melinda and I always knew we'd have the responsibility and the enjoyment of giving resources away, and so it was an exploration process, traveling throughout the world.
When we saw the poorest, it became the thing to go after.
He talks fondly of their forays into developing regions and cites the close partnership between their organizations.
(Not mentioned: whether, on some long bus ride to a South African village, Gates asked his traveling partner about that antitrust thing that Clinton's Justice Department waged against him.)This interview took place on September 23 at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, a kind of wonk Woodstock occurring in conjunction with the opening of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.