Gates has spent more than a decade investing in a number of sports, from basketball to football, and even the NHL.
But when the former Microsoft CEO was asked about his future investments this week, he gave his answer that could only come from his own heart.
“I think there are a number things we can do to help,” Gates told reporters, adding, “We are working very hard to find the right things.”
Gates’s comments came after the billionaire investor said he is interested in funding sports like the NFL, NBA and MLB, with the goal of helping kids and their families get in shape.
“There’s a whole bunch of things that we can be doing together to make a lot of these things happen,” Gates said.
Gates has also worked with a number high-profile athletes and is a big proponent of using sports to improve education, as the Gates Foundation is helping to fund sports programs.
But with the current economic climate, Gates’ vision is looking more like a pipe dream.
His philanthropy has taken on a more corporate-like tone in recent years, and his investment in the NFL is a sign of the way the sport has become more of a corporate priority.
He told ESPN in November that he would be willing to put $100 million into the league.
“We have been working very closely with the league for a long time and we think it’s a great opportunity for us,” Gates wrote on the foundation’s website.
“The league is making huge strides in the right direction, but we think this could be a good time to invest in some of these areas that are important to the NFL.”