William Henry Bill Gates is an
Bill Gates is the richest person in
He live in Seattle, Washington, USA.
His family was upper middle class;
his father was a prominent lawyer,
his mother served on the board of
directors for First Interstate
BancSystem and the United Way,
and her father, J. W. Maxwell, was a
national bank president.
Bill gates is –
Chairman of Microsoft.
Co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates
Director of Berkshire Hathaway.
CEO of cascade investments.
Gates married Melinda French from Dallas,
Texas on January 1, 1994. They have
three children. The Gates' home is an
earth-sheltered house in the side of a hill
overlooking Lake Washington in Medina,
Washington. According to King County
public records, as of 2006 the total
assessed value of the property (land and
house) is $125 million, and the annual
property tax is $991,000.
Gates began to realize the
expectations others had of him when
public opinion mounted that he could
give more of his wealth to charity.
Gates studied the work of Andrew
Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller and
in 1994 sold some of his Microsoft
stock to create the William H. Gates
Foundation. In 2000, Left microsoft
as chief executive officer in 2000.
Time magazine named Gates one of
the 100 people who most influenced
the 20th century, as well as one of
the 100 most influential people of
2004, 2005, and 2006. Time also
collectively named Gates, his wife
Melinda and rock band U2's lead
singer Bono as the 2005 Persons of
the Year for their humanitarian
Bill Gates with Investments
Cascade Investments LLC, a private
investment and holding company,
incorporated in United States, is controlled
by Bill Gates, and is headquartered in the
city of Kirkland, WA.
bgC3, a new think-tank company founded
by Bill Gates.
Corbis, a digital image licensing and rights
Gates has done a movie also named
“Waiting For Superman”.