In an interview to Radio Lach, the expert Francois Schaller commented on Roger Federer's activity in the charity world. The Swiss plans to play a new charity exhibition match in Japan later this year. "He has not just a lot of money but he is also a loved star and a charismatic character", he said.
"If he plays an event, the event is almost certain to sell all the tickets, whether it's a tournament or an exhibition match." Federer partnered with Bill Gates in the recent times getting million and million dollars benefiting several charity associations: "Bill Gates, the creator of Microsoft group, whose net worth is estimated to be 150 times bigger than Federer's.
The famous Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Federer Foundation are both focused on childhood. Gates support digital platforms for education. Federer invests in educational programmes in Africa. Five matches were held benefiting Africa.
The first three took place in Zurich. First with Nadal, then with Wawrinka (and Murray). The last two were held in Seattle and Silicon Valley. It was here that Federer and Gates played together in doubles. Because Bill Gates knows how to hold a racket.
The Federer Federation helps very disadvantaged kids making them start education at school in normal conditions. More than one million children benefited from the programmes of the Federer Foundation since 2004. The Foundation was created just a few months after Federer's first big win at 2003 Wimbledon", he concluded.