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Bill Gates | 28 Facts | Microsoft | Biography | Family

Bill Gates | Facts | Microsoft | Biography | Family | Foundation | Honored

Bill Gates Biography, Facts and Family

Bill Gates (William Henry Gates III)


William Henry Gates III


28 October, 1955

Birth Place

Seattle, Washington, U.S.


Bill Gates



Present Age

65 (2020)


Businessman, Computer Programmer, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

American computer programmer, entrepreneur and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
He is Businessman and philanthropist.
The Microsoft Corporation co-founded by Bill Gates is the world's largest personal computer software company.

FAQ's :

How did Bill Gates become famous?

Bill gates co-founded , the world's largest personal computer software company MICROSOFT CORPORATION.

What is Bill Gate's IQ?

Bill Gate's IQ Test Score is 160 IQ.

Where did Bill Gates go to college?

Bill Gates attended Harvard University. However, he dropped out in his junior year to found Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen.

Is it possible to contact Bill Gates?

Yes, you actually can email Bill Gates and he might even respond.
When Bill Gates ran Microsoft, his email address was publicly available as [bill.gates@microsoft.com].

To contact the foundation of Bill Gates, send an email to [info@gatesfoundation.org] or [bill.gates@gatesfoundation.com]

What are Bill Gates's Major Accomplishments?

1) Bill Gates founded the software company MICROSOFT CORPORATION with his friend Paul Allen. 
2) He also co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund global health and development programs.

What has Bill Gates done for the world?

Gates has given more than $50 billion to charity trust since 1994. He is a philanthropist and has pledged a significant amount of money to research and charitable purpose during the corona virus pandemic.

What was Bill Gates first Job?

Computer Programmer.
Bill Gates drop out from Harvard University and followed his passion for technology. His first job was as a Computer Programmer for TRW during his senior year in high school.

Facts about Bill Gates:

1. Net Worth

Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people in the world. Gates has a current net worth of $98 billion.

2. Childhood with Computers

Young Bill Gates got an early start in his career with computers at the age of 13. In 1968, 13 year old Bill attended Lakeside School, where the Mother's Club purchased a computer - a Teletype Model 33. 

Lakeside was one of the few schools in the United States to have a computer at that time.

3. First Computer Program - Game

Gate wrote his first computer program as a teenager in at Lakeside School. His program, written in the BASIC programming Language, and it was a computer game that allowed the user to play tic-tac-toe against the computer.

4. Color Blind

You'd think that one of the world's wealthiest person, Bill Gates would be seeing GREEN. But in fact, he can't. In an interview taken in year 2006, the billionaire Bill Gates revealed that he is color blind.

5. Forbe's List

Bill Gates has held the Number 1 position on Forbe's List of the world's billionaires for past 18 out of 23 years. From 1995 to 2017 he was at the top of the list. After that he has been bumped to the Number 2 position. And the Number 1 position is held by Jeff Bezos, the fonder of Amazon, resident of Washington State. Jeff Bezos is also a fellow tech giant. 

6. World's richest private individual

Largely on the success of Microsoft Corporation, Gates became a paper billionaire in 1986 and within a decade his net worth had reached into the tens of billions of dollars. It makes him the world's richest private individual. Bill Gates, with some reluctance, became a more public figure.

7. Supporters

Bill Gates supporters celebrated his uncanny business acumen, his flexibility and his boundless appetite for finding new ways to make computers and electronics products more useful through software. All of these qualities were evident in Gate's nimble response to the sudden public interest in the Internet.

8. Humble Beginnings

In high school Bill Gates helped form a group of programmers who computerized their school's payroll system and founded Traf-O-Data, a company that sold traffic counting systems to local government. 

In 1975 Gates, then a sophomore at Harvard University, joined his hometown friend Paul G. Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers. They began by using BASIC, a popular programming language used on large computers, for use on microcomputers. With the success of this project, Gates left Harvard during his junior year and with Allen formed "Micro-soft".  In 1976, the hyphen was dropped, and Microsoft was born.

9. Reading and Writing

As we know Bill Gates's schedule is planned, but somehow he still finds time to read 50 books each year. That means almost a book per week. Gates written two books. The road Ahead was published in 1995 and was co-written by Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold. Gates second book, Business @ the speed of Thought, was published in 1999.

10. Drop Out

Gates education after high-school didn't last long. He dropped out of Harvard University after only two years.

11. Regret

Bill has mastery in many number of programming languages, but he speaks only one human language "English" . Gates has said that not learning to speak any languages other than his native English is one of his biggest regrets.

12. Speed Racer

In 1975, 22 year old Bill Gates was arrested in New Mexico for speeding and driving without a license. In 1997, he was arrested again, this time for running a red while driving without a license.

13. Own Plane

Unlike some billionaires, Bill many times flew with luxury and famously flew coach till 1997. And then finally he purchased his own plane. 

14. Bill Gates met his soulmate in Microsoft

Melinda Gates was working as a product manager at Microsoft. So Bill Gates met his wife Melinda Gate through work. She met bill at dinner. They kept their relationship as a secret for years. They make their relationship as public in 1993, and became engaged.

15. Bill Gates married with Melinda

The lovebirds married in 1994, and have been married for 24 years.

16. Pocket Money

Gates and his wife Melinda have three children together: Jennifer Katharine, Rory John and Phoebe Adele. While their father Bill Gates may have a net worth of over $80 billion (past years), his children will gate only $10 million each. 

Gates says, "Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not favor to them." One might argue that $10 million still count as a "massive amount of money."

17. Gates's Schedule is planned as US President Schedule

 Bill Gates leads an extremely well ordered life, as he is an important and influential man. His days are planned on a minute by minute schedule and not a second to spare, similar to the way US President have their days scheduled.

18.  World's first "centi-billionaire"

In 1999, Bill Gates's hardwork peaked at $101 billion, making him the world's first "centi-billionaire".

19. Bill and Melinda's Mansion

Bill Gates lived with his wife Melinda in Medina, Washington, outside Seattle. They share an earth-sheltered mansion on a hill overlooking Lake Washington, worth a reported $125 million. The 66,000 square foot mansion boasts a 60 foot swimming pool with an under water music system. A 2,500 square foot gym and their dinning room alone is 1,000 square feet. 

The house and property are so lavish that property taxes alone run just under $1 million per year.

20. Foundation

In 1999, Bill and his wife founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation has poured billions of dollars into a wide range of undertaking. It includes combating diseases such as 

TB, malaria and AIDS, funding libraries. Also this foundation helps encouraging agricultural development.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is the single largest private philanthropic institution in the world. 

21. Water, Water, Not everywhere

Bill & Melinda Foundation struggle for clean, drinkable water in poor and developing countries. In 2015, Gates appeared on The Tonight Show to promote a machine that extracts drinkable water from sewage - Gates and Fallon both drank a glass of water treated by the machine to prove its safety.

22. The Gates giving Pledge

Gates promising to donate half of their wealth to charitable causes after his death. Fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk and billionaire financier Warren Buffet have also taken on this incredible pledge.

23. Honored

Gates dropped out of Harvard in 1975, after only two years. But still get a Harvard degree to hang on his wall. He received honorary degree from Harvard in 2007. He's also received the Placard of the order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico, the Padma Bhushan from India and the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He also has honorary degrees from Tsinghua University in China, Cambridge University in U. K. and Waseda University in Japan.

24. Gates's not always right

Bill might have proven his mettle in the tech industry, but he's not always right. In 2004, he predicted that spam email would be eliminated within two years. But 16 years later, many of our email inboxes are still full with unwanted messages.

25. Stepping Down

Bill Gates stepped down from a post of Microsoft CEO in 2006. And focusing on his charitable work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He still serves as advisor to Satya Nadella, (current CEO of Microsoft). 

26. If Microsoft isn't formed?

What would Bill Gates be doing if Microsoft isn't formed? Gates said he has fascination with Artificial Intelligence and would have become an artificial intelligence researcher.

27. Sporting Life of Bill Gates

Gates always enjoys playing bridge, golf and tennis in his practically nonexistent free time. We hope he still find time for the odd game of computer tic-tac-toe now and then.

28. Relationship with fellow tech entrepreneur

Bill had a lengthy and complicated relationship with Steve Jobs. They both began as allies - Microsoft wrote software for the Apple II personal computer and the pair regularly spent time together in Apple's headquarters. However, while Bill had earlier been critical of Apple's revolutionary GUI. 

Their relationship fractured when Microsoft released its own Graphical User Interface in the form of Windows in 1985.

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