Gates Foundation takes up question of its own power


              FILE - Bill and Melinda Gates pose for a photo on Feb. 1, 2019, in Kirkland, Wash. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has published its annual letter Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, that outlines the organization's priorities and announced its $8.3 billion budget for 2023. CEO Mark Suzman, who authored the letter, raised the question of whether the foundation has too much power and influence. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
            
              FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has published its annual letter Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, that outlines the organization's priorities and announced its $8.3 billion budget for 2023. CEO Mark Suzman, who authored the letter, raised the question of whether the foundation has too much power and influence. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)