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.
William Henry Gates, Sr. (born William Henry Gates II; November 30, 1925) is a retired American attorney and philanthropist and author of the book Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime. He is the father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
15.08.2012 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is a legend in the world of software, but the latest project of his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation deals with a very physical, real world problem, writes Vinjeru Mkandawire. The “Reinvent the ...
In a recent speech, Bill Gate criticised America's immigration policy and offered a concrete example of how America's lagging immigration policy has caused Microsoft to create jobs outside of the United States. Â According to the New York Times, Gates suggested that the U.S. should have exceptions for "smart people" in its immigration policy. Â These exceptions, Gates said, are available in Canada and that is why Microsoft has created many positions in our neighbor to the north. America is in need of ... [read post]