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The company continued its rapid growth and the stock price soared. [40] He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) and enrolled at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973. [109], Governments are there to think ahead to bad things that might happen. "Did I fence with Boies? Biography of Bill Gates. [17][b], Later in his career and since leaving day-to-day operations at Microsoft in 2008, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors. William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955. His father was named William H. Gates II, but he is now generally known as William H. Gates, Senior to avoid confusion with his son. Un film documentar despre omul care și-a clădit un imperiu financiar plecând de la un experiment desfășurat într-un garaj. [55] This letter was unpopular with many computer hobbyists, but Gates persisted in his belief that software developers should be able to demand payment. [93], On March 13, 2020, Microsoft announced Gates would be leaving his board positions at Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft to dedicate his efforts in philanthropic endeavors such as climate change, global health and development, and education. [102], The foundation is organized into five program areas: Global Development Division, Global Health Division, United States Division, and Global Policy & Advocacy Division. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. He is the fourth of his name in his family but is known as William Gates III or "Trey" (i.e., three) because his father had the "II" suffix. The family's residence is an earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. Prepared By.... Vijay Goti 15BME042 Institute of Technology Nirma University Biography of Bill Gates. [79], Gates later said that he had simply resisted attempts by Boies to mischaracterize his words and actions. As the company grew he transitioned into a manager role, then an executive. He was also involved in several aspects of Microsoft’s business such as packing and sending off orders. Born William Henry III is an American entrepreneur, business mogul, investor, philanthropist, and widely known as one of the most richest and influential people in the world. [92] That same year, Gates became an Advisory Board Member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum. 2. When they met again a month later, Gates "won or tied every game. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit. [49] In 1975, the MITS Altair 8800 was released based on the Intel 8080 CPU, and Gates and Allen saw the opportunity to start their own computer software company. [127] In 2011, he said: In 2015 he wrote about the challenge of transitioning the world’s energy system from one based primarily on fossil fuels to one based on sustainable energy sources. The 2000 film starring Denzel Washington tells the true story of a newly integrated Virginia high school football team in 1971. [7] During the late 1990s, he had been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive. But there is one particularly documentary called Steve jobs vs Bill Gates. Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. … [54] They dropped the hyphen within a year and officially registered the trade name "Microsoft" with the Secretary of the State of New Mexico on November 26, 1976. : A Forum with Bill Gates, Biru Geitsu: Nihon no wakamonotachi e no messêji. Bill Gates as a child was very competitive, curious, and depth thinker. The Money Programme’s Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to Bill Gates as he prepares to step down from full-time involvement with Microsoft, the company he helped found. William Henry III was born to attorney, William Henry II and teacher, Mary Maxwell Gates in Seattle, Washington, USA. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Gates was the world's highest-earning billionaire in 2013, as his net worth increased by US$15.8 billion to US$78.5 billion. [10] He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella. [34] Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and he was excused from math classes to pursue his interest. [131], Gates's views have been criticized as undermining strategies to aggressively deploy existing solar and wind energy technologies, which have also led to innovation and to plummeting costs. While Microsoft had previously given financial support to the institution, this was the first personal donation received from Gates. [12], Since 1987, he has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people. The company's stock was worth $520 million. Senator John Heinz Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, S. Roger Horchow Award for Outstanding Public Service by a Private Citizen, Outstanding Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, Samuel S. Beard Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under, Outstanding Public Service in Professional Sports, Outstanding National or Global Service by a Young American 25 Years or Under, Outstanding Public Service by a Corporation, External business ventures and investments (partial list), Gates regularly documents his share ownership through public U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The episode on which he appeared was appropriately entitled, "The Gates Excitation. 6. The MIT researchers have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. Bill Gates belonged to the wealthy family of William Henry. Leading the Way/Emilia Clarke/A Closer Look/Who's the Boss? But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there's no scientific explanation of how it came about. [103] Its agriculture division supports the International Rice Research Institute in developing Golden Rice, a genetically modified rice variant used to combat vitamin A deficiency. Gates highest net worth was $136 billion dollar in 2000. [53][63] Later in the decade, Gates repaired his relationship with Allen and together the two donated millions to their childhood school Lakeside. Bill Gates’s father William was very good lawyer and his mother served herself as a board of directors in First Interstate Banc System & the United Way. For other people of the same name, see, American business magnate and philanthropist. With his wife Melinda, Bill Gates chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable foundation. Bill had … [50] Gates dropped out of Harvard that same year. [184] Gates has several investments outside Microsoft, which in 2006 paid him a salary of US$616,667 and US$350,000 bonus totalling US$966,667. The following year, a Lakeside teacher enlisted Gates and Evans to automate the school's class-scheduling system, providing them computer time and royalties in return. Bill Gates on Mosquitos, Malaria and Education. I mean, it's at least a moral belief. [30], At 13, he enrolled in the private Lakeside prep school,[31][32] where he wrote his first software program. This new technology uses nano-crystal dyes called quantum microdots. "[80] Despite Gates's denials, the judge ruled that Microsoft had committed monopolization, tying and blocking competition, each in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.[80]. [123], On April 29, 2017, Gates partnered with Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer in play in the Match for Africa 4, a noncompetitive tennis match at a sold-out Key Arena in Seattle. His parents were supportive of him after seeing how much he wanted to start his own company. [4][a] Gates led the company as chairman and CEO until stepping down as CEO in January 2000, but he remained chairman and became chief software architect. [78] BusinessWeek reported: Early rounds of his deposition show him offering obfuscatory answers and saying "I don't recall" so many times that even the presiding judge had to chuckle. [11] In March 2020, Gates left his board positions at Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on his philanthropic endeavors including climate change, global health and development, and education. "[199] He also appeared in a cameo role in 2019 on the series finale of Silicon Valley. [130], Gates married Melinda French on a golf course on the Hawaiian island of Lanai on January 1, 1994. [124] Federer and Gates played against John Isner, the top-ranked American player for much of this decade, and Mike McCready, the lead guitarist for Pearl Jam. Gates owned 45 percent of the stock himself, which was worth $234 million. 1 VIDEO | 13 IMAGES Born William Henry III is an American entrepreneur, business mogul, investor, philanthropist, and widely known as one of the most richest and influential people in the world. "[167], Gates also said: "I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. [200], This article is about the co-founder of Microsoft. [120], In November 2017, Gates said he would give $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital that seeks treatment for Alzheimer's disease. What would you do with 100 billion dollars? Bill Gates (full name: William Henry Gates III) was born on Oct. 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, the son of William H. Gates Sr., an attorney, and Mary Maxwell, a businesswoman and bank executive who served on the University of Washington Board … Gates’s company has changed the world, but he’s a controversial figure, with his ruthless business leadership contributing to Microsoft being sued by the US government. In the 1998 United States v. Microsoft case, Gates gave deposition testimony that several journalists characterized as evasive. MITS president Ed Roberts agreed to meet them for a demonstration, and over the course of a few weeks they developed an Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer, and then the BASIC interpreter. "An exclusive interview with Bill Gates. We can't forget that another pandemic will come and we'll need to invest in being ready in that, ......while not forgetting that we were not prepared and we're going to have to invest - just like having a fire department - some money in an intelligent way and actually simulate what might happen and make sure that we're ready for it. Gates and his father met with Rockefeller several times, and their charity work is partly modeled on the Rockefeller family's philanthropic focus, whereby they are interested in tackling the global problems that are ignored by governments and other organizations. [70] When subordinates appeared to be procrastinating, he was known to remark sarcastically, "I'll do it over the weekend. [16] As of November 2020[update], Gates had an estimated net worth of US$113.7 billion, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world, behind Bezos and Elon Musk. He pursued his passion through college. With only $30 million kept in the family, they are expected to give away about 99.96% of their wealth. [73] Jerry Pournelle wrote in 1985 when Gates announced Microsoft Excel: "Bill Gates likes the program, not because it's going to make him a lot of money (although I'm sure it will do that), but because it's a neat hack. IBM representative Jack Sams mentioned the licensing difficulties during a subsequent meeting with Gates and asked if Microsoft could provide an operating system. [116], Since 2005, Gates and his foundation have taken an interest in solving global sanitation problems. He has urged governments and the private sector to invest in research and development to make clean, reliable energy cheaper. He married Melinda French in 1994 and they have three children. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, with an amazing and supportive family who encouraged his interest in computers at an early age. He dropped out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. [173][174] Since 2000, the nominal value of his Microsoft holdings has declined due to a fall in Microsoft's stock price after the dot-com bubble burst and the multi-billion dollar donations he has made to his charitable foundations. [90][91] In June 2019, Gates admitted that losing the mobile operating system race to Android was his biggest mistake. Worse, many of the technology chief's denials and pleas of ignorance were directly refuted by prosecutors with snippets of e-mail that Gates both sent and received. Net worth. William Henry III was born to attorney, William Henry II and teacher, Mary Maxwell Gates in Seattle, Washington, USA. As of January 2014[update], most of Gates's assets are held in Cascade Investment LLC, an entity through which he owns stakes in numerous businesses, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Corbis Corp.[81] On February 4, 2014, Gates stepped down as chairman of Microsoft to become "technology advisor" alongside CEO Satya Nadella. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view [laughs]. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. From film school reject to Hollywood legend, take a look at Steven Spielberg's career so far and explore what lies ahead. The Data Miner/The Shooting/The Price of Admission, Make-A-Wish/The Health Wagon/The Giving Pledge, War and Hunger/Ted Talks/Back to the Wild, A Crime Against Humanity/TED Talks/Hoop Dreams, The Giving Pledge/Rescue/The Greatest Show on Earth, Me ollaan sankareita kaikki - lamasta uuteen nousuun, Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years. 7. 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[109], Melinda Gates suggested that people should emulate the philanthropic efforts of the Salwen family, who sold their home and gave away half of its value, as detailed in their book, The Power of Half. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. "Remarks of Bill Gates, Harvard Commencement 2007. [98][99], Gates has credited the generosity and extensive philanthropy of David Rockefeller as a major influence. In 2009, property taxes on the mansion were reported to be US$1.063 million, on a total assessed value of US$147.5 million. [175] In March 2010, Gates was the second wealthiest person behind Carlos Slim, but regained the top position in 2013, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires List. The Daily Social Distancing Show/Bill Gates, 2020 Samuel J. 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Clinton Foundation, Bill Gates: How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools. The duo worked diligently in order to have the program ready for their senior year. The Money Programme's Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to Bill Gates as he prepares to step down from full-time involvement with Microsoft, the company he helped found. Between 2009 and 2014, his wealth doubled from US$40 billion to more than US$82 billion. The event was in support of Roger Federer Foundation's charity efforts in Africa. "Spoluzakladatel Microsoftu a jeden z nejbohatších lidí na světě Bill Gates svým celým jménem William Henry Gates III se narodil 28. října 1955 v Seattlu.Jeho otec William… [198], Gates made a guest appearance as himself on the Emmy Award winning TV show, The Big Bang Theory. [62] The press quickly identified Microsoft as being very influential on the IBM PC. Bill Gates Quotes “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” “DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.” Personal Life. Gates was a millionaire until age 30 he became a billionaire by age 31. Rather than use the system remotely via Teletype, Gates went to CCC's offices and studied source code for various programs that ran on the system, including Fortran, Lisp, and machine language. Biography: Where did Bill Gates grow up? France in the United States / Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. 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Morgan Global Humanitarian Award from, In 2015 Gates, along with his wife Melinda, received the, 1983: Steve Jobs hosts Bill Gates in the Macintosh dating game at the Macintosh pre-launch event (with, Gates, Bill. În timpul carierei sale la Microsoft, a fost cel mai important deținător de acțiuni al companiei până în 2014. Although the two companies successfully developed the first version of the new system, the partnership deteriorated due to mounting creative differences. That is a competitor". [11][82], Gates provided his perspective on a range of issues in a substantial interview that was published in the March 27, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. It was the prestige brought to Microsoft by IBM's adoption of their operating system that would be the origin of Microsoft's transformation from a small business to the leading software company in the world. He wrote, “I believe we can make this transition faster, both because the pace of innovation is accelerating, and because we have never had such an urgent reason to move from one source of energy to another.”[129] This rapid transition, according to Gates, would depend on increased government funding for basic research and financially risky private-sector investment, to enable innovation in diverse areas such as nuclear energy, grid energy storage to facilitate greater use of solar and wind energy, and solar fuels. PC Magazine asked if Gates was "the man behind the machine?". Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. [58] IBM's discussions with Digital Research went poorly, however, and they did not reach a licensing agreement. Bill Gates Biography . [54] Gates never returned to Harvard to complete his studies. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. In 1999, Gates donated $20 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the construction of a computer laboratory named the "William H. Gates Building" that was designed by architect Frank Gehry. Can you power a house with a ShakeWeight? Since leaving day-to-day operations at Microsoft, Gates has continued his philanthropy and works on other projects. Bill Gates duduk sebagai orang terkaya yang menempati peringkat pertama di tahun 1995 – 2009. Bill Gates as a child was very competitive, curious, and ... George Takei Says True Star Trek Fans Must Get The Covid-19 Vaccine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to move to Texas from California, Patrick Quinn Dies: Co-Founder Of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Was 37, Most Excellent American Knights and Dames. [186], In 2016, he revealed that he is color-blind.[187]. A rare picture of Bill Gates and his elder sister. In the interview, Gates provided his perspective on climate change, his charitable activities, various tech companies and people involved in them, and the state of America. [51] He explained his decision to leave Harvard: "if things hadn't worked out, I could always go back to school. In May 2006, Gates remarked that he wished that he were not the richest man in the world because he disliked the attention it brought. In the early days, Bill Gates would review every line of code. William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. In 2000, Gates and his wife combined three family foundations and Gates donated stock valued at $5 billion to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was identified by the Funds for NGOs company in 2013, as the world's wealthiest charitable foundation, with assets reportedly valued at more than $34.6 billion. Years later, Ballmer succeeded Gates as Microsoft's CEO and maintained that position from 2000 until his resignation in 2014. A few weeks later, Gates and Allen proposed using 86-DOS, an operating system similar to CP/M, that Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer Products (SCP) had made for hardware similar to the PC. Later in the year, when portions of the videotaped deposition were played back in court, the judge was seen laughing and shaking his head. The arrangement with CCC continued until 1970 when the company went out of business. Gates considers climate change and global access to energy to be critical, interrelated issues. [68][69] He interrupted presentations with such comments as "that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard"[70] and "why don't you just give up your options and join the Peace Corps? [26] When he was young, his family regularly attended a church of the Congregational Christian Churches, a Protestant Reformed denomination. [130], Gates spearheaded two initiatives that he announced at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. He is the son of William Gates and Mary Gates. [105] In 2007, the Los Angeles Times criticized the foundation for investing its assets in companies that have been accused of worsening poverty, pollution and pharmaceutical firms that do not sell to developing countries. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. He divided his responsibilities between two successors when he placed Ray Ozzie in charge of management and Craig Mundie in charge of long-term product strategy.[77]. [20], Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, on October 28, 1955. His solution held the record as the fastest version for over 30 years, and its successor is faster by only 2%. He stated that it was within their skill set of being the dominant player, but partially blames the antitrust litigation during the time. Imiter ou innover: faut-il faire comme tout le monde? [35] After the Mothers Club donation was exhausted, Gates and other students sought time on systems including DEC PDP minicomputers. 1. [61], The contract itself only earned Microsoft a relatively small fee. In 2004, he became a director of Berkshire Hathaway, the investment company headed by long-time friend Warren Buffett. "[72][73][74], During Microsoft's early years, Gates was an active software developer, particularly in the company's programming language products, but his primary role in most of the company's history was as a manager and executive. [67], Gates met regularly with Microsoft's senior managers and program managers, and the managers described him as being verbally combative.

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