Bill Gates Makes Prediction of No Poor Countries by 2035
In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's annual letter, Bill Gates battled myths about global poverty and claimed the end is in sight.By Jake Godin | January 21, 2014
The term "poor countries" may have an expiration date, at least according to Bill Gates, who predicts there will be no such thing as a poor country in the future.
In an annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the billionaire attempts to dispel three myths surrounding poor countries: that they're doomed to stay poor, that foreign aid is a waste of money and that saving lives in poor countries just means more starving mouths to feed. (Via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Gates addressed those first two points in a video, saying over the last half-century, poor countries have seen: