Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Born: October 28, 1955

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businessman

Biography: William Henry Bill Gates III is an American business magnate, computer programmer and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.

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Source/Notes: On being the world's richest man, in an online advertising conference in Redmond, Washington, as quoted in The Guardian (5 May 2006)

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