Bill and Melinda Gates have been chosen as this year’s commencement speakers. Bill Gates is the chairman and founder of Microsoft, and the husband and wife are the leaders of the world’s largest private foundation.
“Bill and Melinda Gates’ life work aligns with not only the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of Stanford, but also the Class of 2014’s desire to use their abilities and resources to positively impact the world. Fundamentally transforming technology and humanitarianism, Bill and Melinda demonstrate the tremendous power of combining innovative solutions with a deep sense of compassion,” said Senior Class Presidents Dhruv Amin, Mary Raddawi, Lawrence Nell and Maya Humes.
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