Wielding both wealth and influence, Bill Gates is the world's fourth most powerful person, as ranked by Forbes.
Rising to fourth place from fifth last year, Gates was cited by Forbes for his vast fortune. The Microsoft co-founder is worth $65 billion even after donating more than $28 billion toward various causes.
But it's also his mission and his influence that make Gates a powerful man.
As co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he's been on a quest to stamp out a variety of diseases around the world. As Forbes notes, Gates estimates that the … Read more