William Henry “Bill” Gates III (more commonly known as Bill Gates) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer and inventor. He was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, US. He came into the market and made his name by co-founding “Microsoft” (along with Paul Allen), which is the world’s largest PC software company. Gates has done a lot of things for the company, he has been the chairman, CEO and chief software architect from time to time. Also, he was the largest individual shareholder up until May 2014. Other than that, he has also written several books.
Bill Gates is known to be the richest and one of the wealthiest people there are from time to time. He has been consistently ranking in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people. Bill Gates has earned so much money, that between 2013 and 2014, his wealth increased by a whopping $15 billion!
Bill Gates is known for his work in computers, he has revolutionized the use of PCs and modernized everything in that sort. But with that, he has been criticized for his sneaky business tactics. Bill Gates was the CEO of Microsoft until 2000. Bill Gates remained as the chairman and chief software architect but stepped down from the role of the CEO. Later, in 2006, Bill Gates announced that he could not do a full-time work anymore so he turned his work to part-time. Bill Gates handed his responsibilities to others that replaced him in the work and relieved himself of those duties. His last full-time job was done in June 27, 2008. Bill Gates is currently working as the technology adviser to help out the currently appointed CEO, Satya Nadella.
Bill Gates has done a lot of charity work for the people. He sold some of his stocks of Microsoft in 1994 to create the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” which was a charity foundation. From 2007, Bill and Melinda were the second-most generous philanthropists in America who had given $28 billion to charity.
After all of his business endeavors, Bill Gates Net Worth comes to a total of $81.1 Billion as of January 2015!
|Full Name, Name||William Henry Gates III|
|Age, Born||October 28, 1955|
|Net Worth||$81.1 Billion|
|Source of Wealth||Philanthropist, Investor, Computer programmer and inventor.|
|Achievements||Forbes List of the world’s wealthiest people|
|Assets||House and land in Medina, Washington – $125,000,000|
|Family||Wife – Melinda Gates Children – Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates|