Bill Gates is an well known American business magnate/tycoon & computer programmer. Bill Gates who is known as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company. He founded the Microsoft Company in 1975, Bill Gates has held several positions like chairman, CEO and chief software architect in the company. He is one of the most famous entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution in this world and has been consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. Read full Bill Gates Biography here.
Entrepreneur, American business Magnate, Investor, Author & also Philanthropist
Bill Gates Physical Stats
in centimeters- 175 cm in meters- 1.75 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
in Kilograms- 70 kg in Pounds- 154 lbs
Bill Gates Personal Life
Date of Birth
October 28, 1955
Age (as in 2018)
Seattle, Washington, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Medina, Washington, U.S.
Harvard College, Harvard University
Father– William H. Gates Sr. Mother– Mary Maxwell GatesBrother– N/A Sister– Libby Gates,Kristy Gates Kristi Gates
Playing Golf and Tennis
In early 2007, the Los Angeles Times criticized Bill and his wife Melinda Gates for the Foundation for investing its assets in companies, which themselves have been accused of worsening poverty, polluting heavily.
Bill Gates Personal Favourite Things
Thai and Indian food, concoctions
Bill Gates Girls, Affairs and Many More
1st Jan 1994
Son– Rory John Gates Daughter– Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
Bill Gates Worth $ Money Factor
THE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express
Boeing Business Jet
Childhood & Early Life
Bill Gates was born as William Henry “Bill” Gates III on October 28, 1955, Son of William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. Bill Gates’s father William was very good lawyer and his mother served herself as a board of directors in First Interstate Banc System & the United Way. Bill Gates have two sisters He has two sisters – Kristi Gates & Libby Gates.
Bill studied in the Lakeside School where he shown an interest in computing. Th that time, he was just 13 when he wrote his first software program. Bill and his friends even developed their school’s payroll system which was stunning for everyone.
At the age of 17, Bill Gates do collaboration with Allen to form a company/venture called Traf-O-Data, only to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor.
Bill Gates graduated from high school in 1973. He was very good in studies and a National Merit Scholar. He get enrolled in Harvard College later the same year for further studies. He hade keen interest in computers so he spent lot of time on the computers. His very close friend Allen suggested him to drop out of college to start their own business.
Bill Gates Career
Bill Gates and Paul Allen teamed up to found a company Microsoft initially it was called as Micro-Soft in 1975. First they use BASIC, a popular programming language. It was proved to be a success & then they decided to develop further programming language software for various systems.
In 1980, the Bill & Allen was approached by huge company called IBM (International Business Machine) by a proposal that Microsoft will write the BASIC interpreter for IBM’s upcoming personal computer, the IBM PC. They agreed with the offer and Microsoft created the PC DOS operating system which they delivered to IBM in exchange for a one-time fee of $50,000. This was the first success of them as a team.
In the meantime, Microsoft’s operating systems became very popular & then microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985, which was a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS. Since after some years, Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market acquiring over more then 90% market share at that time.
Bill gates Microsoft Office in 1989. Microsoft Office includes several applications like Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel into one system that was compatible with all Microsoft products. This huge success of MS office gave Microsoft a virtual monopoly on operating systems for Personal Computers PCs.
In January 2000, Bill Gates stepped down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft but he retained his position as a chairman of the Microsoft. He own created the new position in the microsoft as Chief Software Architect for himself. After few years, he transferred his duties to others members at Microsoft & started spending most of the time in philanthropic activities which he was very fond of. Then he stepped down as Chairman of Microsoft in February 2014, currently serves as technology advisor to support CEO Satya Nadella.
Bill Gates Awards & Achievements
In 2002, Bill Gates & Melinda Gates received the Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the disadvantaged people.
In 2010, Bill Gates received the Bower Award for Business Leadership from The Franklin Institute. For the recognition of his valuable achievements at Microsoft & his philanthropic work.
In 2015, Bill Gates & Melinda Gates both jointly received India’s third highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan for their foundation’s philanthropic activities in India.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill Gates
Does Bill Gates smoke?: Not Known yet
Does Bill Gates drink alcohol?: Yes, he do.
Bill Gates was fond of Computers and Programming.
In the school time, he used to say that he would become a millionaire by the time he was 30.
Gates first computer program ever developed by him was a tic-tac-toe game.
Bill Gates even hacked his school program in childhood to schedule students in classes.
Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside School (USA) with a score of 1590 out of 1600 and then he went to Harvard in 1973 for further studies.
In 1975, Bill Gates & his close friend Allen dropped out from the Harvard to form a company which they named as “Micro-Soft.” The hyphen (-) fell off within a year so.
Do you know,In 1977 he was arrested in New Mexico for driving without a license 🙂 .
Bill Gates paid a huge amount of $30.1 million at an auction in 1994 for the Codex Leicester, a collection of writing by Leonardo Da Vinci.
In 1999, his net worth briefly surpassed $101 billion, media called him “cent billionaire.”
Bill gates earn money even with high speed of a machine – average about $250 per second, $15,000 per minute, and almost $20 million every day.
From 1995 until 2007, Bill Gates was the richest man on the Earth, before being dethroned momentarily by Mukesh Ambani, Indian Business Tycoon.
It was stated that, if Bill gates was a country, then he would be the 37th richest country on earth.
Xanadu 2.0, Bill Gates family mansion, brags a stunning 17-by-60-foot swimming pool with underground music system & a floor painted in a fossil motif.
In 1987, Bill Gates was included in the famous magazine Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world.
Bill Gates & Melinda Gates have said that they wish to leave their three children with $10 million each as their inheritance. They both wish to kept only $30 million for the family and the rest they would spend in charity which is about 99.96 percent of their total wealth.