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Bill Gates Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More

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.

Bill Gates Biography & Wiki

Real Name William Henry “Bill” Gates III
Nickname Trey
Profession Entrepreneur, American business Magnate, Investor, Author & also Philanthropist

Bill Gates Physical Stats 

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
Hair Colour Grey

Bill Gates Personal Life

Date of Birth October 28, 1955
Age (as in 2018) 63 Years
Birth Place Seattle, Washington, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Hometown Medina, Washington, U.S.
School Lakeside School
College Harvard College, Harvard University
Educational Qualifications Graduation
Family Father– William H. Gates Sr.
Mother– Mary Maxwell GatesBill-Gates-with-his-FamilyBrother– N/A
Sister– Libby Gates,Kristy Gates Bill Gates Sister Libby GatesKristi GatesBill Gates sister Kristi Gates
Religion Christianity
Hobbies Playing Golf and Tennis
Controversies 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

Favourite Food Thai and Indian food, concoctions

Bill Gates Girls, Affairs and Many More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 1st Jan 1994
Sexual Orientation Straight
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Melinda Gates

Bill Gates wife Melinda Gates

Children Son– Rory John Gates
Daughter– Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele GatesBill Gates Children

Bill Gates Worth $ Money Factor

Net Worth US$81.7 billion
Cars Collection Porche 911

Bill Gates Car- Porche

 

 

 

 

 

Porche 930

bill Gates car - Porche 930

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porche 959

Bill Gates Car - Porche 959

Jet Collection THE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express

Bill Gates Private plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boeing Business Jet

Bill Gates Boeing Jet

House/Estate Xanadu 2.0

Bill Gates HOme

 

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.

Microsoft 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.       Mukesh Ambani- Isha Ambani Father                                                                                                                                                 
  • 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.
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