The world's wealthiest foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seems half-hidden, housed as it is in an industrial-looking building on a tractor-strewn edge of Lake Union in Seattle. This is where Bill Gates the elder, now 78 years old, has his office. He has been co-chair of the $24 billion foundation since retiring in 1997 from a successful practice as a corporate lawyer and name partner at Preston Gates & Ellis. Gates Sr. met with Trusts & Estates Editor in Chief ...

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