Bill Gates has finally found work!
The co-founder of Microsoft has been selected to deliver BBC One's annual Richard Dimbleby lecture on January 29. This is a prestigious honor, as past lecturers include former president Bill Clinton, the former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Terry Pratchett, a best-selling author.
Gates' speech will look at how society can ensure that every child has the opportunity to lead a healthy, productive life. Gates has experience with this, as Gates and his wife, Melinda, founded an organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which gives grants to support initiatives in education, world health, population and community. Gates is considered one of the leading figures on the international development stage in these areas.
His foundation has invested more than $25 billion in grants since its inception.
Jonathan Dimbleby, a broadcaster in the U.K. and the son of late journalist Richard Dimbleby, will host the event. It is the 37th lecture since the series was started.
"In our troubled times, it is fantastic news that he has agreed to deliver this year’s Richard Dimbleby Lecture," Dimbleby said.
The lecture will be televised on BBC One. It was commissioned by BBC One controller Danny Cohen and Jan Younghusband, the BBC commissioning editor for music and events.