Bill Gates

By: Matthew Harris

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Childhood of Bill Gates

His real name is William Henry Gates III, but he likes to be known as Bill Gates. He was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, WA. He grew up in a upper middle-class family with two sisters, Kristianne and Libby. He started being interested in computer programming when he was 13 years old and kept pursuing his dream into college.

Conflicts Bill Gates has had

Bill Gates’ parents were not happy when he said that he wanted to drop out of college so he could start his company. It took almost 1 year to convince his parents to start the company. This company was called Traf-O-Data. It failed miserably.

Melinda and Bill Gates Marriage

Melinda Ann Gates (Melinda Ann French before the marriage) They two met by Melinda getting interviews and she told her recruiter she had one more interview. The recruiter was strict, "If you get a job offer from them," she said, "take it, because the chance for advancement there is terrific." As she worked up the ranks they slowly developed a love for each other.

Accomplishments of Bill Gates

He made Microsoft and became a billionaire. He also became world richest man in the world at age 39. He stayed at number one on the Forbes list of the World's Richest People until 2007. When he was younger, he sold a code called BASIC and sold it to MITS for 3,000$

Interesting Information

In 2006, Warren Buffet gifted $31 billion to the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, which already had over $30 billion of Gates' own money in its coffers. In 2007 alone, the Foundation spent over $2 billion on global education and health initiatives. Bill Gates is currently still an owner of Microsoft, but in mid-2018 people say he would have to step down from that leader spot. He has three kids, two daughters and one son, their names are Rory John Gates(sixteen years old), Jennifer Katherine Gates(19 years old), and Phoebe Adele Gates(thirteen years old.) Bill Gates spent 30 Billion dollars on his foundation. He and Melinda Gates own the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for world poverty.
Motivational & Inspirational Speech by Bill Gates at Harvard University

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.”