According to SEC filings, the billionaire philanthropist gave the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $5.2
billion worth of stock in Canadian National Railway Co., as reported by Business Insider.
He also gave the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares in the American company Deere & Co worth
$995 million. Deere & Co makes heavy equipment and agricultural machinery.
“As I look to the future, I plan to give virtually all of my wealth to the foundation. I will move down and
eventually off of the list of the world’s richest people.”