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Bill Gates
Gates in 2018
BornWilliam Henry Gates III
28 October 1955
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
ResidenceMedina, WA, US
Alma materHarvard Varsity
(dropped oot)
ThriftCo-foonder an Chairman
o Microsoft
Co-Chair o the [[Bill & Melinda
Gates Foondation]]
CEO o Cascade Investment
Chairman o Corbis
Years active1975–present
Net wirthUS$105.6 billion (Mey 2020)[1]
Board member of

Berkshire Hathaway
Hauf-marrae(s)Melinda Gates (1994–present)
PawrentsWilliam H. Gates, Sr.
Mary Maxwell Gates
SignaturWilliam H. Gates III
The Gates Notes

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955)[2] is an American business magnate, investor, programmer,[3] inventor[4] an philanthropist. Gates is the umwhile chief executive an current chairman o Microsoft, the warld’s lairgest personal-computer saftware company, which he co-foondit with Paul Allen.

He is consistently rankit in the Forbes leet o the warld's wealthiest fowk[5] an wis the wealthiest oweraw frae 1995 tae 2009—excludin 2008, when he wis rankit third;[1] in 2011 he wis the wealthiest American an the warld's seicont wealthiest person.[6][7] Accordin tae the Bloomberg Billionaires Leet, Gates is the warld's richest person in 2013, a poseetion that he last held on the leet in 2007.[8]

Durin his career at Microsoft, Gates held the poseetions o CEO an chief saftware architect, an remains the lairgest individual shareholder, wi 6.4 percent o the common stock.[a] He has an aa authored an co-authored several beuks.

Gates is ane o the baist-kent entrepreneurs o the personal computer revolution. Gates haes been criticized for his business tactics, which hae been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which haes in some cases been upheld bi the coorts.[11][12] In the later stages o his career, Gates haes pursued a nummer o philanthropic endeavors, donatin lairge amoonts o money tae various charitable organizations an scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foondation, established in 2000.[13]

Gates stepped doun as chief executive officer o Microsoft in Januar 2000. He remained as chairman an creatit the poseetion o chief saftware airchitect. In Juin 2006, Gates annoonced that he would be transeetioning frae full-time wirk at Microsoft tae part-time wirk, an full-time wirk at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foondation. He gradually transferred his duties tae Ray Ozzie, chief saftware airchitect, an Craig Mundie, chief research an strategy officer. Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft wis Juin 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.

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  1. Gates regularly documents his share ainership through public U.S. Securities an Exchynge Commission form 4 filins.[9][10]

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  1. a b "Billionaires #2 Bill Gates". Forbes. 5 Mairch 2019. Retrieved 5 Apryle 2020.
  2. Manes 1994, p. 11.
  3. "Bill Gates (American computer programmer, businessman, and philanthropist)". Retrieved 20 Mairch 2013.
  4. "Honoring the Inventor: Bill Gates' Patents". Retrieved 20 Mairch 2013.
  5. Wahba, Phil (17 September 2008). "Bill Gates tops US wealth list 15 years in a row". Reuters. Archived frae the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  6. "The Washington Post". Archived frae the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 20 Julie 2013.
  7. "Forbes Billionaires list". Archived frae the original on 25 Mey 2012. Retrieved 20 Julie 2013.
  8. Cuadros, Alex; Harrison, Crayton (17 Mey 2013). "Bill Gates Retakes World's Richest Title From Carlos Slim". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 30 Mey 2013.
  9. MSFT (Holdings), NASDAQ, archived frae the original on 19 October 2011, retrieved 20 Julie 2013.
  10. MSFT (Symbol), NASDAQ.
  11. Manes 1994, p. 459.
  12. Lesinski 2006, p. 96.
  13. "Gates foundation". Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2012. Retrieved 20 Julie 2013.Archived 2012-05-23 at the Wayback Machine

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