Birthday Shout! Celebrating World leading Business Magnate Bill Gates

Birthday Shout! Celebrating World leading Business Magnate Bill Gates

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate distinguished inventor Bill Gates this day October 28

Bill Gates 

This world famous inventor, computer programmer and philanthropist gained prominence when he became co-founder of Microsoft, which he grew to become one of the most successful companies in history.

While in high school, he was said to have hacked his school’s computer system to make sure there would be more girls in his classes than boys.

Alongside Paul Allen, he co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. While in Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.

In 1987, Gates was included in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people.

Gates stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as Chairman but stepped down in February 2014, taking on a new post as technology advisor to support newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.

Forbes ranked him the wealthiest person in the world from 1995 to 2009.

He married Melinda Gates on January 1, 1994. He has two daughters named Phoebe and Jennifer and a son named Rory.

The 60 years old was born October 28, 1955.


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