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William Henry Gates III, (born October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington, U.S.)

Bill Gates, full name William Henry Gates III, (born October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington, U.S.), which is an American computer programmer, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. Bill Gates is also know a co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, the largest personal-computer of the world.

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  • Born : William Henry Gates III, (born October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington, U.S.)
  • Occupation : Computer programmer, software developer, philanthropist and investor
  • Years : 1975 – Present
  • Well known as : Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation
  • Spouse (S) : Melinda Gates ( 1st Jan 1994 – Present)
  • Children : 3 (Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates and Jennifer Katharine Gates)
  • Parents : Father (Bill Gates sr.), mother (Mary Maxwell)
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Bill Gates was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Gates with childhood friend Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; which it went on to become the largest personal computer software company in the world. Bill Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect. During the late 1990s, Gates had been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive.

Bill Gates early life

Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, on October 28, 1955. He is nominated as the son of William H. Gates Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates (1929–1994). His languages includes English, German, and Irish/Scots-Irish. His father work as a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way of America. Bill Gates’ maternal grandfather was J. W. Maxwell, a national bank president. Gates has an older sister Kristi (Kristianne) and a younger sister Libby. The whole family lived in the Sand Point area of Seattle in a home that was damaged by a rare tornado when Gates was seven years old.

Bill Gates observed that his parents wanted him to pursue a law career. When he was young, his family regularly attended a church of the Congregational Christian Churches, a Protestant Reformed denomination. Gates was small for his age and was bullied as a child. Bill Gates was motivated by a visitors that  “it didn’t matter whether it was hearts or pickleball or swimming to the dock; there was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing”.

Paul Allen with Bill Gates in front of a teletype machine at the Lakeside School in 1970. Courtesy Lakeside School

Bill Gates enrolled in the private Lakeside prep school at age 13, where he wrote his first software program. When he was in the eighth grade, the Mothers’ Club at the school used proceeds from Lakeside School’s rummage sale to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric computer for the students. Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and he was excused from math classes to pursue his dream. He wrote his first computer program on this machine, an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer. Gates was fascinated by the machine and how it would always execute software code perfectly.

Gates with Paul Allen at Lakeside School in 1970

The four students formed the Lakeside Programmers Club to make money. At the end of the ban, they offered to find bugs in CCC’s software in exchange for extra computer time. Rather than use the system remotely via Teletype, Gates went to CCC’s offices and studied source code for various programs that ran on the system, including Fortran, Lisp, and machine language. The arrangement with CCC continued until 1970 when the company went out of business.

Bill Gates formed a venture with Allen called Traf-O-Data at age 17 to make traffic counters based on the processor of intel8008. While In 1972, he served as a congressional page in the House of Representatives. He was a National Merit Scholar when he graduated from Lakeside School in 1973. In the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) he scored 1590 out of 1600 and further at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973. He chose a pre-law major but took mathematics and graduate level computer science courses. While he was at Harvard, he met fellow student Steve Ballmer. Gates left Harvard after two years while Ballmer stayed and graduated magna cum laude. Years later, Ballmer succeeded Gates as Microsoft’s CEO and maintained that position from 2000 until his resignation in 2014.

Gates devised an algorithm for pancake sorting as a solution to one of a series of unsolved problems presented in a combinatorics class by professor Harry Lewis. His solution held the record as the fastest version for over 30 years, and its successor is faster by only 2%.

Gates remained in contact with Paul Allen and joined him at Honeywell during the summer of 1974. In 1975, the MITS Altair 8800 was released based on the Intel 8080 CPU, and Gates and Allen saw the opportunity to start their own computer software company. Gates dropped out of Harvard that same year. His parents were supportive of him after seeing how much he wanted to start his own company. He explained his decision to leave Harvard: “if things hadn’t worked out, I could always go back to school. I was officially on leave.”

Bill Gates net worth

Since 1987, Bill Gates has been nominated in the Forbes list as the wealthiest people in the world. From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years. While In October 2017, Bill Gates was surpassed by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who had an estimated net worth of US$90.6 billion compared to Gates’ net worth of US$89.9 billion at that time. As of November 2019, Gates had an estimated net worth of US$107.1 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in the world, behind Bezos where by Bill Gates was followed by the founder and the CEO of facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

Bill Gates and several unnamed buyers paid $161 million for the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. Worth $200 million as at 2014.

Since that time Bill Gates has been estimated net worth of about $95 billion, nominated as the second richest person in the globe. Bill Gates has said that he spent $1 million a day, it would take him more than 245 years to spend his fortune.

Bombardier BD-700 Global Express, Own by Bill Gates which costs $40 million and can seat up to 19 people.

Bill Gates has invested in many kind of stocks and assets and launched a mighty project of $1 billion investment fund, Breakthrough Energy, with 20 others.

Bill Gates own a 439-foot superyacht Serene, which he chartered for $5 million a week. It included a helicopter

Bill Gates serves as a role model for small software developer because is the first man to make it through software and computer programmer.

Till date bill gate is now rated the second richest man in the world which the first is Jeff bezos the founder and CEO of Amazon , and the third is mark Zuckerberg the founder of facebook while the forth is a French business tycoon Bernard Arnault.

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