Who’s Bill Gates? What’s his Networth?
William Henry Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of Microsoft, along with his late childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975 since then becomes the largest PC software company in the world.
Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated to be $115 Billion in real-time. Although Jeff Bezos is definitely not showing any signs of slowing down; Gates has crossed the $100 billion mark.
- Full Name: William Henry Gates
- Born: 28 October 1955 (66 years old), Seattle, Washington, United States
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.77 m
- Spouse: Melinda French Gates (m. 1994–2022)
- Education: Lakeside School (1967–1973)
- Martial status: Married and blessed with 3 kids
- Children: Jennifer Catherine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates
Career/ Early Life
Bill Gates was born in on the 28th October, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He is the son of William H. Gates Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates.The Gates family highly encouraged competition; it didn’t matter what it was, there was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing.When he was 13 years old, Bill joined the Lakeside School; and when he was in the eighth grade, the Mothers’ Club at the school used proceeds to purchase a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer for the school’s students.Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest.The Computer Center Corporation (CCC), eventually banned Gates for the summer, after it caught him and three friends exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time.At the end of the ban, the four students offered to find bugs in CCC’s software in exchange for computer time. This is when Gates began to study coding.
When Bill and Paul Allen started Microsoft, they had a vision to place a computer within every home. And at the time, that vision seemed way too ridiculous.
That vision has become a reality in many parts of the world, and personal technology is an integral part of society.
Bill is passionate about Microsoft’s work and will always be involved with the company, including his present role as a member of the board and technology advisor.
These days Bill focuses most of his time on the work he and Melinda are doing through their foundation. People are often surprised to hear him say that this work has a lot in common with his work at Microsoft.
In both cases, he gets to bring together smart people and collaborate with them to solve big, tough problems.