Bill Gates

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Date of Birth October 28, 1955
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Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer, president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect. During the late 1990s, Gates had been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive.

Born: William Henry Gates III, October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation: Software developer, investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist
Years active: 1975–present
Known for: Co-founder of Microsoft
Net worth: US$ 105.6 billion (May 2020)
Children: 3
Parents: Bill Gates Sr. (father), Mary Maxwell Gates (mother)
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About Bill Gates

Co-founder of Microsoft, which he grew to become one of the most successful companies in history. Forbes ranked him the wealthiest person in the world from 1995 to 2009.

Before Fame

He hacked into his high school's computer system to make sure there would be more girls in his classes than boys.

Achievement

He attended Lakeside School where the Mothers Club used garage-sale proceeds to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR computer. This was the computer he learned to program on.

Family Life

He married Melinda Gates on January 1, 1994. He has two daughters named Phoebe and Jennifer and a son named Rory.

Associations

His work was often compared to that of Steven Jobs who was a fierce competitor of his during the computer revolution.

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