- Bill and Melinda Gates: 10 years ago, Warren Buffett gave us billions of dollars to try to make the world better
- His model of optimism -- not just hoping for the best but making it happen -- has been an inspiration, they write
The authors are co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their 2017 Annual Letter, from which some points in this article are adapted, is available at www.gatesletter.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)Warren Buffett is one of the best loved people in the world -- and it's easy to see why. He's jovial and friendly. He's funny and wise. He makes people feel good about themselves. But he has one quality that fuels all the others: Warren is the most upbeat, optimistic person we know.