Bill Gates became successful for cofounding Microsoft Corporation in 1975. However, he is also a dedicated philanthropist. Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have given away billions of dollars to help reduce poverty. Many of his projects involve innovative use of technology, such as a machine that turns human waste into drinkable water. His most recent project, though, involves chickens. Gates says that owning five breeding hens would enable families in sub-Saharan Africa to earn $1,000 each year. This would help them move above that area’s $700 poverty line. Gates plans to give away 100,000 chickens.