Netflix to release Bill Gates documentary series in September

Netflix to release Bill Gates documentary series in September

Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Bill Gates arrives to Trump Tower in New York. The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men and have largely made their fortunes in technology. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Netflix announced it's releasing a new three-part documentary that will delve into the mind of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as he tries to solve some of the world's most persistent problems.

The "Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates" docuseries "offers an unprecedented peek inside the mind of the celebrated tech visionary, business leader, and philanthropist," officials with the streaming service said Tuesday.

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The series was directed by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth," "He Named Me Malala").

"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," Bill Gates told Entertainment Weekly.

"Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates" is set to  premiere Sept. 20 on Netflix.

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