Bill Gates Biography

Bill Gates

Full name:  William Henry Bill Gates III
Birthdate:  October 28, 1955
Seattle, Washington
5 feet 10 inches
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Spouse (s): 
Melinda French
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Bill Gates is the leading tech icon in the world who established Microsoft with a friend. He is an American business magnate and software programmer. Microsoft is the largest software company in the world; he held the post CEO, Chairman and Chief Software Architect of the company. Consecutive 13 years, he was the richest man in the world.

Bill Gates Early Life:

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His father was a lawyer. At the childhood, Bill’s parents wanted him to be a lawyer. Gates’ has two sisters a younger and an elder. He admitted at Lakeside School when he was 13 years old and schooling from here. Bill Gates got 1590 out of 1600 marks in SAT Exam. In 1973, he enrolled at the Harvard College.

Bill Gates Career:

Bill Gates started his career journey in 1987 in the technology world but he established the world’s largest technology company in 1975. He is a well-known entrepreneur in the field of the personal computer revolution. The wealthiest Gates promising to donate a large amount of income in pursuing of donating to established Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. He is a great philanthropist like other tech-icon Mark Zuckerberg, Carlos Slim Helu and Warren Buffett. In 2000, Gates stepped down from the post of Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft but remain as a Chairman in the company. However, in 2014, he stepped down as Chairman of Microsoft. Bill Gates is more engaged with his foundation to help the people.

Personal Life:

On January 1, 1994, Bill Gates married Melinda French. They have three children- Jennifer Katharine, Phoebe Adele and son Rory John.

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