Bill Gates Biography, family, Net Worth

Bill Gates is an American Businessman born on October 28, 1995, and raised in Washington, Seattle. He is a co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. He is a software developer, author, and philanthropist. During his career, he held the position of chairman, chief executive officer, president, and chief software architect at Microsoft. Until May 2014 he has the largest individual shareholder. He is known as the entrepreneur of the microcomputer revolution of 1970 to 1980.

Bill Gates

In New Mexico, Albuquerque, he was co-founder of Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. The company of gates becomes the Largest personal computer software. Gates remained chairman and became chief software architect in January 2000 which he led the company as chairman and CEO. Anti-competitive have been considered as criticized for his business tactics, during the 1990s. numerous court ruling has been upheld by his opinion. Gates declared that he works at Microsoft in a part-time role in June 2006 and full-time work at bill and Melinda gates Foundation (BMGF). Gates and his wife Melinda gates established the private charitable foundation in 2009. Gates shifted his duties to Craig Mundie and Ray Ozzie. He left the position at Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway in March 2020. In February 2014, he terminated his post of chairman at Microsoft and accepted a new post as technology adviser to guide newly appointed Satya Nadella CEO. Gates focuses on philanthropic endeavors including global health, climate change, education, and development.

Bill Gates

He has been involved in the Forbes list of the world’s Richest people in 1987. Gates has pursued philanthropic endeavors in 2008, in his career and since leaving day-to-day operations at Microsoft. Gates and Warren Buffett founded the giving pledge, whereby they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy in 2009. Except from 2010 to 2013 he held the Forbes title of the “Richest person in the world every year from 1995 to 2017. He was passed by CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon founder In October 2017, who had predicted a net worth of US$90.6 billion compared to Gates’s net worth of US$89.9 billion at the time. He was the third richest person in the world, predicted a net worth of US$146.7 billion in April 2021.

He was chairman and founder of cascade investment, bgC3, terra power, and BEN, and other several companies. He has given sizable amounts of money to various charitable organizations, and brings scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reported being the world’s largest private charity. He led an early 21st-century vaccination campaign that significantly contributed to the eradication of the wild poliovirus in Africa, through the foundation.


He was the son of William H. Gates Sr (1925–2020) and Mary Maxwell Gates (1929–1994). His father had the “II” suffix so he is known as William Gates III or “Trey” (i.e., three) because he is the fourth of his name in his family. when Gates was seven years old, his family stayed in the sand point area of Seattle which was damaged by a rare tornado. when Gates was seven years old his origin language includes English, German, and Irish/Scots-Irish. His mother served on the First Interstate Bank System of the United Way of America for the board of directors and His father was a prominent lawyer. A national bank president was his maternal grandfather J. W. Maxwell. He has three children in his family. 

His parents wanted to make him a lawyer in his early life. His family regularly attended a Protestant Reformed denomination, a church of the Congregational Christian churches, when he was young.

He joined the private lakeside prep school where he wrote his first software program, at the age of 13. The Mothers’ Club at the school used proceeds from Lakeside School’s rummage sale to buy a Teletype Model when he was in grade eight. He was excused from math classes to pursue his interest in basic, General Electric (GE)system programming. He implements Tic-Tac-Toe which allowed users to play games against the computer when he wrote a computer program on this machine for the first time.

He and other students sought time on systems including DEC PDP minicomputers after crippled by the Mothers Club donation, he and other students sought time systems including DEC PDP minicomputers. PDP is belonging to Computer Center Corporation (CCC) which was banned for the summer Gates, Ric Weiland, Paul Allen, and Kent Evans is the first business partner who was the best friend of gates after it caught them exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time.

Four students collected the money for the establishment of the lakeside programmers club. They offered to find bugs in CCC software in exchange for extra computer time, at the end of the ban. He studied Lisp, Fortran, and machine language are the source code where various programs system runs. In 1970, CCC has continued the arrangement when the company went out of business. 

“The House Representatives” is served on a congressional page in 1972. In 1973 he graduated from lakeside school as a national merit scholar. IN 1973 he enrolled at Harvard College and scored 1590 out of 1600 on the scholastic aptitude test. He took graduate-level computer science courses and mathematics. When Ballmer stayed and graduated manga cum laude, he left Harvard after two years. a few years later, Ballmer succeeded him in Microsoft’s CEO position from 2000 until his resignation in 2014. Christos Papadimitriou was a scientist of Harvard computer and his solution was published and formalized in collaboration. in 1974, gates joined Paul Allen at Honeywell.


In 1794, he donated his software to create the William H. Gates Foundation and he studied the work of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. He and his wife combined three family foundations in 2000 and donated stock valued at $5 billion to establish bill and Melinda gates foundation was identified by the Funds for NGOs company in 2013., as the world’s richest charitable foundation. Through his foundation, he also donated $20 million for making a new building to Carnegie Mellon University, in 2009, named as “Gates Center for Computer Science” was opened. 

He associated with the extensive and generosity philanthropy as a major influence David Rockefeller. The Rockefeller family’s philanthropic focus on the work was partly modeled as their charity, where government and other organizations ignore the global problems that they are interested in tackling. Several times gates and his father met Rockefeller bill and Melinda was the second most generous philanthropist in America, in 2007. He and his wife gave donations of over $28 billion to the charity, and donate their wealth 95% as a charity.

The foundation global health division, united states division, global policy, advocacy division, and global development are organized into five program areas. Among these, it supports eradicating polio vaccine programs, granting aid to fight transmissible diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, and public health projects. It grants funds to supports scholarships at universities and libraries and learning institutes.

The foundation helps poor countries by establishing water, hygiene programs to provide sustainable sanitation. In developing golden rice, the agriculture division supports the International Rice Research Institute. The foundation modified rice variant is used to combat vitamin A deficiency. The foundation helps developing countries by providing various hygiene programs and other different services. The foundation aims to provide 120 million to the poorest countries for women and girls with high-quality contraceptives information and services, with the long-term goal of voluntary family planning.

Personal donations

Gates contributed personal donations to the educational institutions. People should follow the philanthropic effort of the salwar family suggested by Melinda gates. They sold their house half of its value, “The Power of Half ” name of a house given in their book. He granted $ 20million to the Massachusetts Institute of technology, in 1999. Architect Frank Gehry invented the construction of a computer laboratory named the ” William H. Gates Building”. This was the first personal donation to support the institution received from gates, which was previously given from Microsoft.

Ballmer donates funds for laboratory construction, who was a member of the school’s graduating class of 1997 when gates left his studies for Microsoft in January 1996, gates donated $6 million for the construction of computer science building of the gates, on the campus of Stanford University. Stanford’s engineering department includes the building of the computer systems laboratory and computer science department. Gates and his foundation advertised the ” Reinvent the Toilet challenge” to solve global sanitation problems, in 2005.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. When and Where was Bill Gates born?

A. Bill Gates was born on October 25, 1955, in America Seattle, Washington.

Q. Who was Bill Gates?

A. Bill Gates is co-founder of Microsoft corporation, software developer, philanthropist, and an American business person.

Q. Where did bill gates go to college?

A. Bill Gates went to Harvard University.

Q. What is the net worth of Bill Gates?

A. The net worth of Bill Gates is $137 billion.

Q. Who was the wife of Bill Gates?

A. The wife of bill gates is Melinda gates (born on august 15, 1964).

Q. When and Who established the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation?

A. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda establish the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” in 2000.

Q. How many children bill gates to have?

A. He has three children in his family (Jennifer Katherine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, and Roy john Gates).

Q. How did bill Gates get so successful?

A. The main reason is that he set his goal, worked to achieve that goal and was calm. He began his day from four o’clock in the morning. Then, he worked more than sixteen hours a day and often stayed in his office the whole night.