Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Gates, Norway Team for Global Vaccine Donations

From NPR (and many other sources). Apparently Bill and Melinda Gates will supply $750 million, the Kingdom of Norway will supply $250 million. I'd say that's an accurate reflection of the relative strengths of the two parties.

Granted, the Norwegian Government Petroleum Fund is worth $158 billion whereas Bill and Melinda are only worth $29.5 billion, but if you consider future liabilities (4 million Norwegians vs. one family) the Gates's are clearly the stronger party.

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