February 24, 2024

Bill Gates Bio, Wiki, Height, Wife, Age & Net Worth

Bill Gates is an American businessman, entrepreneur, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known for founding Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal computer software company.

Early Life:

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. His father was an attorney and his mother served on charitable boards. As a child, Gates was an avid reader and showed an early interest in computers. In 1968, when he was just 13 years old, he wrote his first computer program.

Gates attended Harvard University in 1973 but dropped out two years later intending to build up Microsoft Corporation with Paul Allen. In 1985, Microsoft launched Windows, a graphical user interface for its operating system, which became the dominant PC operating system in the world.

Career:

Gates served as CEO of Microsoft until 2000 and was responsible for many of the company’s innovations, including the development of the Internet Explorer web browser and the Xbox gaming system.

In 2000, Gates stepped down as CEO of Microsoft to focus on his philanthropic work. Along with his former wife, Melinda Gates, he founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to improve healthcare and reduce poverty in developing countries. The foundation has donated billions of dollars to various causes, including the fight against infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Gates has also been a prominent advocate for education reform in the United States, and he has written several books on the subject. He has received numerous honors and awards for his contributions to technology and philanthropy, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

Although he has retired from his full-time work at Microsoft, Gates remains active in technology and philanthropy. He continues to serve as a board member for Microsoft and as the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Personal Life:

Bill Gates married his wife, Melinda French, in 1994. The couple met when Melinda was working at Microsoft as a product manager. They have three children together.

In 2021, Gates faced criticism after reports surfaced about his past relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender. Gates has denied any wrongdoing, but the controversy has led to renewed scrutiny of his personal life and his role as a public figure.

Divorce:

In May 2021, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced that they were getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. In a joint statement posted on Twitter, they said that they had “made the decision to end our marriage” and that they would continue to work together on their philanthropic efforts through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They finalized their divorce on August 2, 2021.

Despite the divorce, the couple has said that they will continue to work together on their philanthropic efforts. In a statement, they said that they “continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Quick Info
Full NameWilliam Henry Gates III
Nick NameBill
Profession(s)Business Magnate
Famous ForMicrosoft
Personal Life
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayOctober 28, 1955
Age (As of 2023)67 years old
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington, United States
NationalityAmerican

ReligionNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Height 1.77 m
Weight73 kg
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Family
Father Bill Gates Sr.
MotherMary Maxwell Gates
BrotherNot Known
SisterLibby Gates MacPhee
Kristi Gates
Affairs & More
Marital StatusDivorced
WifeMelinda French Gates (m. 1994–2021)
Affairs (Girlfriend) Update soon
Dating HistoryUpdate Soon
Sexual Orientation (Gay or Lesbian)Straight
Children Phoebe Adele Gates, Jennifer Catherine Gates, Rory John Gates
Educational & Qualification
Highest DegreeUniversity Dropped Out
University Harvard University
(dropped out)
CollegeNot Known
School Lakeside prep school
Source of Income & Net Worth
Net worth105.3 billion USD (2023)
Income SourceBusiness
Career
Designation Co-founder of Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
AreaTechnology
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2005)
Padma Bhushan (2015)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016)
Hilal-e-Pakistan (2022)

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