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Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Time Period Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle Washington.

Interesting Facts•Bill Gates earns about $250 every second.• Gates graduated high school in 1973 and scored 1590 of 1600 on the SAT. • If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth.• He can donate US$15 to everyone on earth but still be left with US $5 Million for his pocket money

Major AccomplishmentsBill 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 or co-authored several books.

Everyone Should KnowGates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts. Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.

Link:http://www.biography.com/people/bill-gates-9307520


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