American billionaire Bill Gates has become a rage in China after he opened an account on Chinese messaging application WeChat and greeted his followers in Mandarin, the media reported on Tuesday.Also Read - Warren Buffett Resigns As Trustee Of Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
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In a one-minute video uploaded on February 11, the co-founder and former head of Microsoft, greeted everyone in Mandarin and said he would “share about the people I meet, books I’m reading and what I’m learning”. Also Read - Covid Vaccines, Charity: How Melinda Gates Plans to Spend Life After Divorce From Bill Gates
The post has already been viewed more than nine million times and received more than 18,000 likes.
The China Daily, citing sources close to Gates, said the philanthropist will share information on global health, energy innovation and education reform through his account.
The opening of Gates’ new account confirms his interest in China’s growing content market.
Moreover, Beijing houses one of the most important offices of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he has been jointly managing with his wife since he retired from Microsoft in 2008.