Famous Thinkers

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When looking at history and try to discover famous thinkers in our society, many men and women stand out. Famous thinkers are people who used critical thinking and perseverance to overcome adversity to succeed. The two that stand out in my mind are Bill Gates and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lets discuss their contributions to society as a whole, the problems or issues that they resolved, and how they were able to come up with their solutions. 

Contributions to Society
Self made multi-billionaire, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington in 1955. We recognize the name Bill Gates; it is hard not to be famous when you are the richest self-made man in America. The contributions to society made by Mr. Gates are numerous, but most notable and arguably his best is his company Microsoft. American computer entrepreneur, in 1975 he co-founded Microsoft, a private company for the manufacture and sale of computer software (Oxford University Press 2004). Bill Gates knew that his money could help the rest of society as his mother had done as a civic leader. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was formed in 2000. The primary goal was to further the support of education and health in low-income communities around the country. In 2006, he stepped down at Microsoft to dedicate to the foundation full time. Bill Gates has donated $28 billion dollars to charity to support the cause (Bill Gates, 2011). In 1929 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up to become a Baptist minister and a social activist. Dr. King and his leadership in the civil rights movements of the 1950’s made huge impacts in getting equal rights for all American’s. Some of the more notable contributions Dr. King made to society were the desegregation of the bus lines in Alabama in 1956, becoming the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose main purpose was to promote racial equality. The march in Washington in 1963 is how he carried...
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