This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program providing them with a full-ride education. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda established the program in 1999. An online site that tracks such things says Gates’ net worth is comfortably north of $70 billion. These students are chosen from minority groups. With the help of nominators, each must write rigorous essays about the hardships they’ve faced and how he or she plans to give back to their community in the future.