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Portrait de Bill Gates
Birthday : 10/28/1955
Place of birth : Seattle (Etat de Washington) - United States
Public asset : 11,098,849,533 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies : Microsoft Corporation - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Summary 
Mr. William H. Gates, III, is a Chairman at TerraPower LLC, an Independent Director at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., a Co-Chair & Trustee at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, a Co-Chairman at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, a Governor at Cascade Investment LLC, a Chairman at Branded Entertainment Network, Inc., a Non-Independent Director at Microsoft Corp. and a Chairman at Corbis Images LLC.

He is on the Board of Directors at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

He is a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Mr. Gates was previously employed as a Founder by Shop.com.

He also served on the board at ICOS Corp. and Kymeta Corp. In 1975, he left Harvard University in his junior year to focus on Microsoft, the company he founded with his childhood friend Paul Allen.

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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 South’s 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."


Current positions of Bill Gates 
NameTitle Since
Microsoft Corporation
(Software)
Non-Independent Director 1975
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
(Multiline Insurance & Brokers)
Independent Director 2005
Cascade Investment LLC Governor 1995
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust Co-Chairman 1997
Branded Entertainment Network, Inc. Chairman 1989
Corbis Images LLC Chairman -
TerraPower LLC Chairman 2008
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (Investment Management) Co-Chair & Trustee 2000


Holdings of Bill Gates 
NameEquities%Valuation
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Software
103,417,7501.35%10,504,140,868 USD
Grupo Televisa SAB (TLEVISA CPO)
Broadcasting
237,374,5359.22%594,708,665 USD


Bill Gates : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Michael J. Larson Cascade Investment LLC
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (Investment Management)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Susan D. Desmond-Hellmann Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (Investment Management)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Alan C. Heuberger Cascade Investment LLC
Charlotte M. Guyman Microsoft Corporation
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
John W. Stanton Microsoft Corporation
Charles H. Noski Microsoft Corporation
Charles Munger Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Penny Sue Pritzker Microsoft Corporation
Meryl B. Witmer Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


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Bill Gates : Connections 
Financial Accounting Standards Board
Trilogy Equity Partners LLC
Thrive By 5
Aven Foundation
Lakeside School
General Reinsurance AG
Grinnell College


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