Bill Gates Biography

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairperson of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.

He is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009—excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the world's second wealthiest person. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires List, Gates became the world's richest person again in May 2013, a position that he last held on the list in 2007. He held the position until Carlos Slim reclaimed it in July 2014. As of October 2014, he is the richest person in the world again.

During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, he was also the largest individual shareholder up until May 2014. He has also authored and co-authored several books.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bill Gates
Full Name:
William Henry Gates
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Businessperson, Investor, Software Architect
Ethnicity:
Scottish American
Date of Birth:
October 28, 1955 (61)
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Marriages
Bill Gates Timeline
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