Gates may be a ruthless businessman, but he is giving away billions of his dollars in a dedicated effort to fight AIDS, develop vaccines for scores of deadly diseases, and improve educational and healthcare opportunities for millions of impoverished women and children.
OK, it's been bugging me for the last couple of years... I have problems with anyone who, in essence, bilks people out of money, even if it's for a good cause.
But I think Salon's right, he's at least got some decent karma in my book for giving out his billions. Grudgingly, I'll admit he's not a complete creep.
Just so long as he doesn't make it Microsoft Windows for Charity(TM). Please.