Among her many achievements, philanthropist Melinda Gates was the first woman to have given away more than $40 billion.
As co-chair of the Bill as well as Melinda Gates Foundation — alongside her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill — Gates has been part of a movement of which has supported work in more than 100 countries of which face challenges in education, poverty, hunger as well as health.
Consequently, heading such an organization means needing to hit milestones as well as potentially even exceed targets.
In an interview with CNBC, Gates said she will be particularly proud of what the private foundation had achieved in improving world health.
“The work of which we’ve done in vaccines, to definitely get vaccines out to hundreds of millions of children,” Gates told CNBC Meets when asked about what her proudest moment of the foundation had been so far.
“There are 3 million children alive today because of those vaccines as well as when we started out in This kind of work, there was you know a 20 or 25-year lag between when a vaccine might come out inside the United States as well as when the idea might get to the developing world. Even when the idea got there, the idea wasn’t all the right strains of which they needed.”