by Callum Carroll
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
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.