Bill Gates’ quiet summer of learning to BBQ, recommending books, and working a shift at Dairy Queen was interrupted by 2 scandals

In some respects, this was a typical summer for Bill Gates. He published his annual summer reading list, visited Dairy Queen with his friend and colleague Warren Buffet, and continued tweeting about global health concerns.

Gates also had some unusually bad press this summer. The New Yorker published emails from the MIT Media Lab suggesting that Gates was "directed" by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to donate $2 million to the institution (Gates' spokesperson has pushed back on that characterization), and activists have organized protests and petitions against the Gates Foundation's decision to give Indian Prime Minister Modi a humanitarian award.

But an upcoming Netflix documentary about his life might put him back in the news for more positive reasons.

Here's everything Bill Gates was up to this summer.

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