Bill Gates is a popular American businessman, founder and former chairman of Microsoft. He has been the CEO of Microsoft for a long time. Apart from that, he is also an author and philanthropist. Bill has been the richest person in the world for many years now. In 2017 he had tough competition from the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos. He has the biggest net worth which he has sustained over the years.
Bill Gates has been the co-founder of Microsoft with Paul Allen and he is like the pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He has got plenty of shares in the company and owns 1.3% of Microsoft too. Due to ever-increasing sales here he got the chance to fund Cascade Investment LLC while keeping his investment strong in about a hundred more companies. If you want to know more about this talented man read the following details below:
Bill was born on 28th October 1955 in Seattle, Washington. You will be surprised to know that he wasn’t a confident child and many children used to bully him at school. He liked to stay in his room most of the time. Surprisingly when his mother asked what he was doing he always had the same reply to give that was ‘’ I’m thinking’’.When he was 13 years old he got admission to a private school and making his first software program.
As time was passing by he became more interested in programming and developed tic-tac-toe games. With the creation of MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU at a young age, he became even more successful. The start of Microsoft went public in 1986 and the opening stock price was $21.In March 2020 he stepped down from the chairmanship of Microsoft.
The total net worth of Bill gates happens to be $125 billion while his yearly salary is $1 million. He is the richest man in the world and you will be surprised to know that he achieved it when he was only 31 years old. Bill has got a huge mansion that is 66,000 square feet wide. He is a true gentleman and wishes to give 99.9 % of his wealth as charity when he dies. You will also be surprised to know that he wants to leave $10 million for his children as an inheritance. His major source of income is Microsoft while he is also earning a good amount as an author.
In 1987 Melinda French started working at the product development division in Microsoft. They were seated next to each other most of the time . It was fortunate that they got a chance to spend a lot of time together. Bill and Melinda hit it off instantly and became the General Manager of the company in a short time. They both got married in Hawaii in 1994 and have got three children together named Phoebe Adele, Rory John, and Jennifer Katharine. Both husband and wife believe in giving a lot of charity and they are giving donations to a lot of organizations. Apart from his business at Microsoft Bill also like to write a lot of publications.