Bill Gates


Name William (Bill) H. Gates
Date of birth October 28, 1955
Place of birth Seattle, Washington
Education School: Graduated from Lakeside School in 1973College: Harvard University where he developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer – the MITS Altair
Family chairwoman of United Way International.)
Wife          : Melinda Gates (Ex-employee of Microsoft)
Daughter : Jennifer
Son            : Rory
Married on Jan. 1, 1994
Posts held
  • President of a company called ‘Traf -O- Data’

  • Chairman and Chief Executive of Microsoft Corporation which he founded in 1970 along with Paul Allen

Hobby Buying cars, playing tennis and golf
Possession A 37,000 square foot house in suburban Seattle, Two Porsches, a classic Mustang and a Lewcus
Books he wrote
  • The Road Ahead, published in 1995
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought,1999
Other interests Biotechnology. Gates sits on the board of ICOS, a company that specializes in protein-based and small-molecule therapeutics Founded Corbis, which is developing one of the world’s largest resources of visual informationInvested with cellular telephone pioneer Craig McCaw in Teledesic,
Contributions by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $381 million to special projects and annual giving campaigns.

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