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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Tuesday's Connector: Bill Gates

July 18th, 2010
11:46 AM ET

He's arguably the most famous business man in the world, but Bill Gates is anything but a selfish money-maker.

Bill Gates is your Connector of the Day.

Bill Gates is your Connector of the Day.

The Microsoft founder has become one of the world's greatest philanthropists and today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation boasts nearly $34 billion.

The foundation teams up with partners around the world to take on some of the most important global issues, primarily poverty and poor health in developing countries.

A significant portion of the fund is spent fighting HIV/AIDS, and this week Gates is playing a key role in the Vienna 2010 AIDS Conference.

Gates has said he is now optimistic about finding an HIV vaccine and he's working with some of the world's top health experts to make this possible.

Bill Clinton on the fight against HIV/AIDS

July 18th, 2010
11:17 AM ET

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton needs no introduction on these pages.

Bill Clinton speaks exclusively to CNN.

Bill Clinton speaks exclusively to CNN.

The former U.S. president has been a prolific fundraiser and activist for a number of important causes since his term ended in 2001. If it's not HIV/AIDS and malaria, it's development and post-quake reconstruction in Haiti.

As scientists edge closer to a vaccine for HIV, the fight against AIDS has never been more crucial. Bill Clinton will lend his clout, celebrity and fundraising expertise to an international conference on the disease in Vienna starting Monday.

He will be one of the key voices in a conference that tells us how we've progressed and where we still have to go.

Please join us for our exclusive interview on Monday evening at 2000 GMT on CNN.


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