Bill Gates Bill Gates is known as one of the richest people in the world. He has also been known for donating very large amounts of money to various charities. He has helped make the world a better place by giving away so much of his wealth to help society. William H. Gates was born on October 28, 1955. Early on in life, he always had an interest in computers and programming. This led him to the achievement that he is most known for: co-founding Microsoft in 1975. Microsoft largely dominated the computer industry through the ‘90s and is still largely successful through today. As of 2008, Microsoft has annual revenue of $60.42 billion. Gates was a chairman and chief executive until he stepped down as chief executive in 2000. He remained a chairman until February of 2014 when he took on the position as technology advisor. Bill Gates has consistently been on Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people being number one multiple times. In 2013, he was named the wealthiest person alive according to Bloomberg. His current estimated net worth is $78.5 billion. Bill and his wife, Melinda Gates founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Gates Foundation) in 1997. It is “driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family.” Its goals are: “globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.” This foundation has been the receiving end of Gates’ philanthropy. The Gates Foundation has three grant-making programs: Global Health Program, Global Development Program, and United States Program. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be donated to the world’s poor over the next few years under supposedly a new grant-making program. The Gates Foundation focuses on small branches of organizations under those programs ranging from HIV research to small U.S. schools to promote education. The Gates foundation focuses on the development and poverty-stricken places throughout the world and the education of America. The Gates foundation has donated $100 million to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and $250 million to create new small schools throughout America among many other examples. As of 2013, the foundation has had an endowment (total assets) of $38.3 billion with $28 billion coming from Bill Gates. Warren Buffet (also one of the wealthiest people in the world) has donated over $3.5 billion to the Gates Foundation, also pledging to donate more in the coming years. Under the conditions of Buffet, all of his donations are to be given…
Bill Gates full name is William Henry Gates III. He was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955 to William H. Gates II and Mary Maxwell Gates. William also had two sisters, one older Kristi and one younger Libby. His mother was a teacher and Chairperson for the United Way and his father was an attorney in Seattle. His great-grandfather was a state legislator and a mayor, his grandfather was vice president of national bank. So Bill was born into a family of rich business. In school Bill was…
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Not Everyone is Bill Gates
Bill Gates is one of the most successful men in the United States, he is a philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. Truth reveals, he did not attend college. Some may say college is not necessary in a person’s life to be successful and achieve their goals and use this man as…
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Bill Gates Biography
* Person’s name: Bill Gates ( AKA, William Henry Gates III)
* Date of Birth: Born October 28, 1955
* Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington
* Date of Death: Doesn’t have one… Still alive!
* What is this person most famous for? Bill Gates is most famous for being the cofounder and CEO of the company of Microsoft, which changed the view of the internet…
Bill Gates has many professions like being an American Magnate, programmer, inventor, and philanthropist. In 2008, Bill Gate was ranked as the third wealthiest Americans however in 2011; he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person alive. But there is so much more to Bill Gates than all his riches. Gates had many challenges and failures before he became the successful person he’s known today. Bill Gates even receives criticism for his…
Gates is most famous for his work with Microsoft, the leading company in computer software. Gates dropped out of Harvard to pursue his vision of the company, and in 20 years he was a global business leader worth billions of dollars.
Bill Gates is an entrepreneur and philanthropist that changed the way people live their lives. Not only did he lead a technological revolution, but his charitable work has saved millions of lives across the globe. According to Forbes, he is currently the…
Bill Gates-How he affected the Computer World
Bill Gates was born on October 28 1955 in Seattle. His mother was a local teacher who eventually became a board member of several banks. His father, William H. Gates was a successful corporate lawyer. Since a young age Gates showed tremendous potential as an student, and by the age of 13 his parents enrolled him in Seattle’s Lakeside Preparatory School, they thought Gates was not being challenged enough by the public school system. It…
Bill Gates: The Successful Journey
February 27 2012
Bill Gates: The Successful Journey
One of the wealthiest people in the world and a widely known computer genius is Bill Gates. Gates grew up a very studious and educated child, excelling in whatever he put his mind to. He had an extremely successful career and is now a very influential person. Through technological innovation, business strategy, and competitive tactics, Gates…
In watching and reading the transcript of Bill Gates discussing malaria and education was very interesting. When I first read the title I thought what do the two subjects have to do with each other? Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have dedicated their time and money to helping this world become a better place. I definitely admire their efforts for not keeping their entire fortune to themselves.
Mr. Gates first topic regarding malaria provided a lot of information around current life expectancy…
"Bill Gates is a modern business phenomenon: the greatest of the cyber-tycoons. His is not simply a story of technical brilliance and enormous wealth; it is one of remarkable business vision and an obsessive desire to win. It is also about a leadership style that is radically different to anything the business world has seen before."
Dearlove, D. (1998)
William Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington, US, on October 28, 1955. His father, William Henry Gates (II) Jr., was a lawyer while his…