William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate 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. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored and co-authored several books.
day beforeAlso in the top five were Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and wife of Microsoft Corp co-founder BillGates, and Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times.
In his speech to a standing-room-only crowd Thursday evening, BillGates took the first steps toward transforming himself from software baron to social philosopher. His new effort is based on a public challenge he issued during his evening address to corporate executives, in which he urged them to pair the self-interest that is the hallmark [...] [read post]
29.09.2013 - business manager hired by BillGates . In 1981, Microsoft became incorporated and Ballmer acquired 8 percent of it. In […] behind Chairman and CEO BillGates. His promotion caused him to relinquish his title as Executive Vice President of Sales and
02.07.2012 Microsoft executives BillGates and Steve Ballmer are using their respective fortunes to help defeat an anti-gay marriage referendum in Washington State. Microsoft co-founder BillGates and CEO Steve Ballmer are each ...