Full Name: William Henry “Bill” Gates
Birth Date: October 28, 1955
Birth Place: Seattle Washington, U.S.
Education: Lakeside School, Harvard College
Alma mater: Harvard University (dropped out)
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Occupation: Co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft
Years active: 1975–present
Net worth: $86 billion
Religion: None (atheist)
William Henry “Bill” Gates is an American business magnate, computer programmer, and great entrepreneur. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft. Bill Gates was born (October 28, 1955) in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr., and Mary Maxwell Gates. His parents are of English, German, and Scots-Irish descent. His father was a well-known lawyer.
At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, a special preparatory school. Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC and was excused from math classes to hunt his interest. He wrote his first computer program on this machine: an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer. Gates was fascinated by the machine and how it would always perform software code perfectly.
Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973. He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT and enrolled at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973. While at Harvard, he met Steve Ballmer, who later succeeded Gates as CEO of Microsoft.
Entrepreneur Bill Gates began to show curiosity in computer programming at the age of 13. Through technological innovation, keen business strategy, and aggressive competitive strategy, he and his partner Paul Allen built the world’s leading software industry, Microsoft. In the course, Bill Gates became one of the richest men in the world. Now he is a great philanthropist.
Mark Zuckerberg, investor Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates made an agreement on 9 December 2010 where they agreed to donate to charity at least half of their assets over the course of time which is called the “Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge”.