EFF Commissar and Member of Parliament, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi yesterday called out Bill Gates to be an “under-educated computer nerd who dropped out of university”. Today he has hit the Social Media platform Twitter to continue slandering Bill Gates.
In a Tweet today Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has gone back on his original statement of Bill Gates being “under-educated” by claiming that Bill Gates “is indeed smart”.
Bill Gates is indeed smart & 1 of definitive innovators of our time. But he is still a university drop out. Most importantly, Bill Gates is a relentless capitalist whose entire life is dedicated to 1 thing: making money, even in Pharmaceutical companieshttps://t.co/TYRlPQXk07— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) April 6, 2020
Bill Gates did drop out of University but this does not make the man under-educated, he spent many years educating himself and innovating on ideas. He is not the first person to be a University dropout that has gone on to achieve great things and accumulate large amounts of wealth.
At the time of the drop out the young entrepreneur did state “if things hadn’t worked out, I could always go back to school.”, Gates’s dream was to create his own business as he felt capable and had the knowledge to pursue it further. Attending University is used to educate yourself in the effort to later put that education into a business or a career, Bill Gates at the time did not feel that was necessary and in this instance, it paid off.
People become emotional when you say Bill Gates is a university drop out. These are the same people who would celebrate when same is said about Zuma!— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) April 6, 2020
Stop being emotional for nothing! POINT is: Gates loves money so much he left school to go become rich. That’s what drives him!
Mark Zuckerburg, the founder, and creator of Facebook attended Harvard University and later dropped out in pursuit of building the Facebook platform, he did go back 12 years later to continue his degree. Bill Gates is not the first person of our time to drop out of education to follow their dreams of learning and innovating.
Bill Gates gave $41 billion to charities in 2018
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has made bold claims that Bill Gates is out to make profits on shares in the pharmaceutical industry but did not mention that Bill Gates previously stepped down from the Microsoft board to take up “philanthropy”. The controversy seems to be targetted at a man that gives a considerable amount of money to help others and an advocate when it comes to charitable work.
Philanthropy is as described in Wikipedia “the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.”.
Bill Gates according to Business Insider in 2018 gave away 45.6% of his earnings to charities through the Bill Gates Foundation, this accumulated to a total of $41 billion.
What others are saying
Many people have took to Twitter replying to the stream of Tweets, most of which are siding with Bill Gates.