Give It Away Now

He doesn't shake like a bowlful of jelly and that twinkle in his eye is more of an entrepreneurial glint, but Microsoft chairman Bill Gates seems intent on becoming India's Santa Claus. The world's richest man curried favor on the subcontinent last week by donating $100 million to help fight India's AIDS epidemic, which could hit 25 million by 2010. "There is so much promise from the great talent in this country that AIDS should not limit it," Gates said. Cultivating that talent is the goal of Gates' second gift: a $400 million investment in India, birthplace of one-fifth of Microsoft's...

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