What causes you to be born

“If you are born poor, it is not your fault. But it's your fault if you die poor. "


If you're born poor it's not your fault, but if you die poor it's your fault.

Quoted in various publications, without any further sourcing. The quote is dubious in view of the Gates Foundation's public mission, "to lift people out of hunger and extreme poverty." Gates was born to an affluent family.

Last update May 8, 2021. History

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