Bill Gates

by Callum Carroll

bill gates

I have decided to study bill gates because I im very interested in computers and I like to hear more about Microsoft and more about bill gates work

Bill Gates

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor.

Born: October 28, 1955 (age 59), Seattle, Washington, United States

  • Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)

  • Children: Rory John Gates, Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates

  • Education: Harvard College (1973–1975), Lakeside School (1968–1973)

  • Awards: National Medal of Technology and Innovation, more

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    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates set up Microsoft

    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. 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 judicial 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.

    Bill Gates

    After landing billionaire lists several times, it would be easy for Gates to become prideful or think he knows it all. But he’s not that way. In fact, a recent Forbes article highlighted his efforts to improve on his communication and public speaking skills (Forbes). Gates is also known for his wisdom in seeking council from others. He often speaks of how much he has learned from Warren Buffett. Gates once commented that Buffett has a “brilliant way of looking at the world” (BBC). Like a sponge, Gates tries to soak in lessons learned from his mentor in order to become a better leader.