Bill And Melinda Gates opened up about why they give their money away through their Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation. In their 2018 annual letter, Melinda says, "Is it fair that you have so much influence?" We've been asked that question more than a few times in the 18 years since we started our foundation. Our answer? No. It's not fair that we have so much wealth when billions of others have so little. And it's not fair that our wealth opens doors that are closed to most people.