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Bill Gates trust gives $16.6m to Global Citizen charity

Businessman Declan Kelly’s firm Teneo sources blue-chip giants to sponsor charity’s flagship project

26th January, 2020
Popstar Lizzo

Microsoft founder Bill Gates’s philanthropic trust donated more than $16 million to Global Citizen, the charity venture promoted by public relations businessman Declan Kelly.

Records for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation show it provided $16.64 million to the charity. Kelly is a board member of the organisation and his Teneo firm is closely involved with it.

Global Citizen’s flagship project is a 24-hour series of concerts being held across the world, aiming to raise...

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