Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

Business Leaders

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
HomeAll NewsMost read newsBusiness Leaders Biography
Portrait de Bill Gates
Birthday : 10/28/1955
Place of birth : Seattle (Etat de Washington) - United States
Public asset : 25,821,343,820 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies :
No connection available

Biography of Bill Gates 
William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born 28 October 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman 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 2014—excluding a few brief periods post-2008. Between 2009 and 2014 his wealth more than doubled from $40 billion to more than $82 billion. Between 2013 and 2014 his wealth increased by $15 billion, or around $1.5 billion more than the entire GDP of Iceland in 2014.

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. Refn | group = "lower-alpha" | Gates regularly documents his share ownership through public U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission form 4 filings. His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was JW Maxwell, a national bank president. Gates has one elder sister, Kristi (Kristianne), and one younger sister, Libby. He was the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or "Trey" because his father had the "II" suffix.Sfn |Manes | 1994 |p= 15 Early on in his life, Gates's parents had a law career in mind for him.Sfn |Manes|1994|p = 47 When Gates was young, his family regularly attended a Congregational church. The family encouraged competition; one visitor reported that "it didn't matter whether it was hearts or pickleball or swimming to the dock ... there was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing".

Source @ Wikipedia

Anecdotes
Bill Gates was born the same year as Steve Jobs.

The first computer program created by Bill Gates with his friend Paul Allen was a game of tic tack toe.

Following the discovery of the Macintosh, Bill Gates decided to start the development of Windows, a graphical interface for MS-DOS.

Gates announced in 2006 he bequeathed 95% of his fortune to his foundation to fight against disease and illiteracy in the Southĺs countries.

Time magazine named Bill Gates Man of the Year in 2005, alongside his wife Melinda and Bono (the singer of U2), for their actions on the philanthropic front.
Citations
"There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft."

"Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back."

"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."


Holdings of Bill Gates 
Most Read News 
06/04JACK DORSEY : Square considering making bitcoin hardware wallet -Dorsey
RE
06/01LEON BLACK : Woman's lawsuit accuses Leon Black of defamation, violent behavior
RE
06/13ELON MUSK : Musk says Tesla will accept bitcoins when miners use more clean energy
RE
06/07JEFF BEZOS : Amazon's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos to fly to space next month
RE
06/02BILL GATES : Bill Gates' next generation nuclear reactor to be built in Wyoming
RE
06/08CHAMATH PALIHAPITIYA : Palihapitiya's $16 million bet on Clover worth $682 million on Reddit rally
RE
06/12JEFF BEZOS : Bid of $28 million wins a rocket trip to space with Bezos
RE
05/31ELON MUSK : Tesla's vehicle price increases due to supply chain pressure, Musk says
RE
06/04WILLIAM ACKMAN : Ackman reinvents SPAC in Universal Music deal talks
RE
06/01TERRY GOU : Foxconn, founder Gou apply to purchase BioNTech vaccines for Taiwan
RE
More news


© 2021 People and Ownership :   
Bill Gates : Connections 
No connection available


Latest news about Bill Gates 
06/13White House says G7 rally around need to 'counter and compete' with China
RE
06/13FACTBOX-China, climate and vaccines - what the G7 agreed this weekend
RE
06/13Macron says we love sausage but let's not waste time on this
RE
06/13UK using Macron Brexit row to distract from G7, French source says
RE
06/13China's Geely to press on with methanol vehicles, chairman says
RE
More news