A month after Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joins Instagram with 'thisisbillgates' ID

After Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates is the new entrant on Instagram.

Bill Gates joins Instagram. Reuters.

Bill Gates joins Instagram. Reuters.

With an account going by the name thisisbillgates, Bill Gates had signed in for the photo sharing platform from Tanzania, which he seems to be visiting as a part of a project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is the largest private foundation in the world, which he carries forward with his wife Melinda Gates. Instagram promptly welcomed the richest man on the Earth through the comments.

In his first multiple photo post, he has shared some of his philanthropic work in Tanzania. In these photos he seems to be engaging with Tanzania locals, especially children and social workers.

Hello from Tanzania, Instagram! I just had a great lunch with some amazing kids at Kicheba Primary School in Muheza and met Upendo Mwingira, a remarkable physician who has dedicated her career to fighting neglected tropical diseases. Melinda and I have been coming to Tanzania for many years now. I always love seeing how much progress the country has made to improve health and provide opportunity. Plus, the scenery is stunning. Whenever I travel to places like this, I wish others could come along and meet the people I get to meet. I have no doubt it would leave them as optimistic as I am about progress happening around the world. I’ll be sharing photos from my adventures here on Instagram, and I hope you’ll follow along.

A post shared by Bill Gates (@thisisbillgates) on

Earlier in July, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos joined Instagram.

The Microsoft co-founder already has more than 35 thousand followers. However, as per his Instagram account, he seems to keep the page for his philanthropic activities and various other interests.

It is yet to be seen if Bill Gates goes beyond sharing his charity work and engages with the audience the way many, like Bezos, do on Twitter.


Published Date: Aug 12, 2017 03:52 pm | Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 03:52 pm