Bill Gates

Who is Bill Gates? What is Bill Gates net worth?

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, once best known at the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation and the richest man in the world; Bill Gates is now known for his philanthropic work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington; his father was a lawyer and his mother served on the board of directors for the First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Bill Gates wrote his first software program while attending the private preparatory school known as the Lakeside School; it was at Lakeside School where Gates met Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Gates was a National Merit Scholar and went on to enroll at Harvard University, where he met fellow classmate and future Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft, which would become the largest personal computer software company in the world, in 1975. In 2009, Bill Gates, along with investor Warren Buffet, founded The Giving Pledge, which allowed them and other billionaires the opportunity to give at least half their wealth to charity.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation was formed in 2000. The foundation has assets of over fifty billion dollars, making it the largest foundation in the United States. Bill Gates, as of 2013, has personally donated more than twenty eight billion dollars to the foundation which has supported a wide range of social, health and educational charities that do important work in the areas of disease control, water and sanitation, and agricultural development all over the globe

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 28 Oct, 1955
Age: 64 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Seattle
residence: Medina
Education: Lakeside School
Harvard College
Gender: Male
Description: American business magnate and philanthropist
Spouse: Melinda Gates [M. 1994]
Net Worth 2021: 130.8 billion
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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