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Bill Gates

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Bill Gates Biography

Bill Gates is one of the most influential people in the world. He is cofounder of the most recognized brands in the computer industry with nearly every desk top computer using at least one software program from Microsoft. According to Forbes magazine Gates is the wealthiest man in the world and has been in the number 1 position for at least seven years.

Gates was born and grew up in Seattle, Washington USA. His father, William H. Gates II was a Seattle attorney and his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates was a school teacher and chairperson of the United Way charity. Gates and his two sisters had a comfortable upbringing, with Gates able to attend the exclusive secondary "Lakeside School". Read Full Bio >>

Bill Gates Trivia

  • Wealthiest businessman in the world.
  • Avid reader. Enjoys playing golf and bridge.
  • Daughter Jennifer Katharine Gates, born 1996. Son Rory John Gates, born 1999. Welcomed third child Daughter Phoebe Adele on September 14, 2002. The baby weighed 9lbs. 13oz.
  • Personal fortune exceeds $46 Billion Dollars [2005]
  • Was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
  • His company, Microsoft, went public on 28 October 1985, his 30th birthday.
  • Dropped out of Harvard University in 1975 to devote himself full-time to Microsoft.
  • Has endowed a foundation that has given several billion dollars to various charitable and educational projects.
  • Is an avid reader.
  • Plays both golf and bridge.
  • Was the subject of two biographies by James Wallace: "Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire" and "Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace".
  • His personal wealth exceeds that of some third-world countries.
  • Became a billionaire (US dollars) at age 31
  • Derided by critics as "Chairman Bill" after Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung, who was popularly known as "Chairman Mao." In a March 2002 poll of over 1,600 teenagers in Hong Kong and mainland China by researchers at the City University of Hong Kong, Gates outranked Mao as the person they idolized the most.
  • Children: Jennifer Katharine (26 April 1996), son Rory John (23 May 1999), Phoebe Adele (14 September 2002)
  • Has an IQ of 160
  • Has been the richest man in the world consistently every year since 1998.
  • Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 2, 2005. Because he is not a British citizen, he may not use the title Sir, but is allowed to put KBE after his name.


Bill Gates Photos

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    G20 Summit Press Conference in Cannes on November 3, 2011

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    2008 Clinton Global Initiative -Day 1

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    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Speaking During the 2006 Microsoft Business Forum in Moscow

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    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Speaking During the 2006 Microsoft Business Forum in Moscow

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    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Speaking During the 2006 Microsoft Business Forum in Moscow

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    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Speaking During the 2006 Microsoft Business Forum in Moscow

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