William Henry Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. As the lead founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is one of the most influential and richest people on the planet. According to recent estimates, his fortune was $ 84.2 billion (January 2017). This corresponds to the combined GDP of several African economies. In recent years, he has withdrawn from his full-time job at Microsoft, focusing instead on working with his charitable foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
|Real Name||William Henry “Bill” Gates III|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, American business Magnate, Investor, Author and Philanthropist|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Eye Colour||Greyish Blue|
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1955|
|Age (as in 2016)||61 Years|
|Birth Place||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|Hometown||Medina, Washington, U.S.|
|College||Harvard College, Harvard University|
|Family||Father– William H. Gates Sr.
Mother– Mary Maxwell Gates
|Hobbies||Playing Golf and Tennis|
|Controversies||In 2007, the Los Angeles Times criticized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for investing its assets in companies which have been accused of worsening poverty, polluting heavily, and pharmaceutical companies that do not sell into the developing world|
|Favourite Food||Thai and Indian food,
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||1st Jan 1994|
|Children||Son– Rory John Gates
Daughter– Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
|Net Worth||US$81.7 billion|
|Cars Collection||Porche 911
|Jet Collection||THE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express,
Boeing Business Jet
Interesting Facts About Bill Gates
- Does Bill Gates smoke ?: unknown
- Does Bill Gates drink alcohol ?: Yes
- Bill Gates was fanatic about computers and programming.
- Gates was inducted into the Lakeside School, one of the few schools in the US that had a computer terminal at the time.
- Gates’s first computer program was a tic-tac-toe game.
- Gates hacked his school program to schedule students into classes, and changed the code so that he was ranked in classes with “disproportionately interesting girls.”
- Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1590 from 1600 and went to Harvard in 1973, where he met Steve Balmer.
- In 1975, Gates left Harvard and founded a company called “Micro-Soft” with his childhood friend, Paul Allen. The hyphen fell out within a year.
- In 1977 he was arrested in New Mexico for driving license.
- Gates paid in 1994 at an auction $ 30.1 million for the Codex Leicester, a font collection by Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Its net assets temporarily exceeded $ 101 billion in 1999, prompting the media to name the “cent billionaire”.
- A money machine in the true sense of the word would show that Gates earns on average $ 250 a second, $ 15,000 a minute, and nearly $ 20 million a day.
- From 1995 to 2007, Gates was the richest man on earth before being briefly dethroned by Mukesh Ambani.
- If he was a country, Gates would be the 37th richest country on earth.
- Xanadu 2.0, Gates’ family mansion, boasts a 17 by 60 foot swimming pool with underground music system and a floor painted with a fossil motif.
- In 1987, Gates was included in the Forbes list of the richest people in the world.
- In February 2014, he resigned as chairman of Microsoft and took up a new position as technology consultant to support newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.
- Bill and Melinda Gates have stated that they intend to leave their three children with 10 million US dollars each as an inheritance. With only $ 30 million in the family, they would spend their entire fortune on charity, about 99.96 percent of their assets.