Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.
In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the
United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to
succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the
direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.