Bill Gates

Christian Ledford

Early life

Gates was born in Seattle, His ancestry includes English, German, and Scots-Irish. 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 and one younger sister, Libby. When Gates was young, his family regularly attended a Congregational church.

Personal Life

Bill Gates maried Melinda French from Dallas, Texas on New Years Day in 1994. They had 3 children Jennifer, Rory and Phobea. Bill Gates lives in a 21 century earh sheltered home on the side of Lake Washinton. Gates was number 1 on Forbes 400. Bill Gates home is worth 125 million dollars. Gates has several investment out of Microsoft paying him a salary of $616,677 and $350,000. Gates founded Coris a digital printing company in 1984. Since Bill Gates had over 100 bilion dollars the media had to call him centibillionaire. In May 2006 Bill Gates announced hat he does not want to be the richest person because he does not like all the attention. Bill Gates also bought writings from Leonardo Da Vinchi for 32.6 million dolars at a auction.


When were you born?

how wealthy were you in 2011?
Have you ever gave away any of your money?

What happened June 28, 2008

1. October 28, 1955.

2. I was ranked the 3rd wealthiest in the world.

3. Yes I started the Bill and Melinda foundation.

4. It was my last full day at microsoft.


Bill Gates accomplished many things. One of the things was that in 1964 John George Kemney made the first original BASIC, than Bill Gates improved on it more so then in the late 1970 to 1980 the brand new BASIC was made, ( For Intel 8008 .) One other thing Bill Gates accomplished was that Bill Gates always wanted to make his own company, so 1 year before Bill Gates graduated from Harvard he dropped out and went to New Mexico to make his company with Paul Allen. Whenever Microsoft achieved a dominant position he deffended it. Bill Gates is an important person of the history of America and therefore we should always remember who made the computer.


Bill Gates was born October 28, 1955. He is an American business magnate, investor, programmer Inventor, and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.

He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored and co-authored several books.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.