Famous Thinkers Essay

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Famous Thinkers in Society PHL/458 When we look back in history and try to discover famous thinkers in our society, many men and women stand out. Famous thinkers are people who used critical thinking and perseverance to overcome adversity to succeed in the endeavors that they choose to face. When I look back and try to pick only two famous thinkers, the two that stand out in my mind are Bill Gates and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here we will look back and discuss their contributions to society as a whole, the problems or issues that they resolved, and how they were able to come up with their solutions. Contributions to Society Self made multi-billionaire, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington in 1955. Everyone in America recognizes the name Bill Gates; it is hard not to be famous when you are the richest self-made man in America. The contributions to society made by Mr. Gates are numerous, but most notable and arguably his best is his company Microsoft, the world’s largest software production company. From a small, no name company formed in 1975 Bill Gates worked countless hours and in no time was able to bring his company to a multi-billion dollar corporation. Eventually, Bill Gates knew that his money and his wife could help the rest of society as his mother had done as a civic leader. In the year 2000, Bill and his wife Melinda formed the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation’s primary goal was to further the support of education and health in low-income communities around the country. In 2006, he stepped down from full time at Microsoft to dedicate more time to the foundation. Bill Gates and his wife have donated $28 billion dollars to charity to support their cause (Bill Gates, 2011). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. He grew up to become a Baptist minister and a social
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