Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, premieres on streaming service September 20
The trailer for Davis Guggenheim's upcoming three-part docuseries on Bill Gates has quickly racked up 500K + views on YouTube.
Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, which debuts on Netflix September 20, delves into Gates' pioneering role in the nascent computer industry and his massive success at the software company he built.
"At Microsoft I worked night and day and that was how I made sure Microsoft stayed ahead," Gates says in the trailer. "I could be so extreme."
Inside Bill's Brain also explores the humanitarian work that has consumed Gates in recent years - alleviating poverty and trying to stamp out malaria and HIV, among other causes.
The film features interviews with Gates, his wife Melinda Gates (his partner in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), ones of his sisters, and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett, among others.
I want to thank Netflix and Davis Guggenheim for the great work they did on this documentary.
The film features interviews with Gates, his wife Melinda Gates (his partner in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), ones of his sisters, and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett, along with others.
“Davis had the idea of making a documentary that looked at the big projects I take on that are risky and might not happen otherwise, and that was interesting to me,” Gates said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “It may seem counterintuitive to make this documentary while we’re still in the middle of solving these really hard problems, but I’m hopeful that maybe more people will get engaged in some of these issues and help solve them. I hope this documentary leaves people optimistic that big problems can be tackled.”
More than 1,400 people have commented on the trailer, including Gates himself. Through his verified YouTube account he wrote, "I want to thank Netflix and Davis Guggenheim for the great work they did on this documentary. I hope everyone likes what they’ve put together."
Watch the trailer here:
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