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Bill Gates net worth:
$86 Billion

Bill Gates information

Bill Gates information

Birth date: October 28, 1955
Birth place: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:135 lbs (61.37 kg)
Profession:Entrepreneur, Programmer, Businessperson, Investor, Software Architect
Education:Harvard College (1973–1975), Lakeside School (1967–1973)
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children:Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
Parents:William H. Gates, Sr., Mary Maxwell Gates

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William Henry Gates III was born on 28 October 1955, in Seattle, Washington USA, of mixed English, Scots-Irish and German ancestry. Bill Gates is famous worldwide as the co-founder and former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal computer software company, but  is also known as a very generous philanthropist.

So just how rich is Bill Gates? Sources have recently estimated that Bill has a net worth of $79 billion, making him currently the richest person in the world. His wealth has been accumulated from his career as an inventor, computer programmer, businessman and investor.

Bill Gates Net Worth $86 Billion

Bill Gates’ father, William was a prominent lawyer, and his mother, Mary worked on the board of directors at First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Bill was educated at Lakeside School, and in 1973 enrolled at Harvard College, but dropped-out as he recognised an  opportunity to set-up a computer software company with friend Paul Allen, being firmly convinced that the computer would become a valuable tool in every office and home. They officially established Microsoft in April 1975, with Gates as the CEO, and that point was the real beginning of Gates’ accumulation of net worth. According to their vision, they began developing software for personal computers: the rest really is history.

Under the direction of Bill Gates, Microsoft formed a partnership with IBM in 1980, and launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows in 1985. Since then both Gates and Microsoft have gone from strength to strength in the computing industry. From 1975 until 2006, Gates had primary responsibility for the company’s product strategy, obviously successfully as Microsoft’s current market capitalisation is well over $385 billion – behind only Apple and Exxon – supported by constant research, innovation and inventions in the IT industry. Of course, Bill Gates’ net worth has risen commensurately with the success of the company over more than 30 years.

Bill Gates also has several investments outside Microsoft, which have all contributed to his net worth. He founded Corbis, a digital imaging company, in 1989. In 2004 he became a director of Berkshire Hathaway, the investment company headed by long-time friend Warren Buffett. Cascade Investment, LLC is an American holding and Investment Company controlled by Bill Gates. BgC3 LLC is a company founded by Gates, too. He invested in TerraPower is a nuclear reactor design spin-off company of Intellectual Ventures. All have contributed consistently to Gates’ net worth.

In 2006, Bill Gates relinquished hands-on control of Microsoft, and in 2014 announced his resignation as Chairman of Microsoft’s Board of Directors.

Bill Gates has authored two books: ‘The Road Ahead’ co- written with Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold and journalist Peter Rinearson, and ‘Business @ the Speed of Thought’ co-written with Collins Hemingway. Both have made a positive impact on Bill Gates’ net worth, as have several documentaries and feature films, including ‘Triumph of the Nerds’ directed by Paul Sen, ‘Waiting for “Superman”’ directed by Davis Guggenheim, ‘The Virtual Revolution’ a British television documentary series presented by Aleks Krotoski, ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’ directed by Martyn Burke, and ‘The Social Network’ directed by David Fincher.

In his personal life, Bill Gates married Melinda French in 1994; they have three children. Although no longer private, a consequence of Gates’ wealth saw Bill and Melinda Gates establish the charity ‘Gates Foundation’ in 2000, which is one of the biggest foundations worldwide, with the aim of reducing poverty by educating people. The foundation is controlled by Bill, his wife Melinda and trustee Warren Buffett. The ‘Foundation’ has won the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation and the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frasier 2001 TV Series Bill Gates

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2013 TV Series documentary 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knight of the Living Dead 2005 Video special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fareed Zakaria GPS 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
On the Money 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Co-Chair, Gates Foundation / Himself - Founder, Microsoft
Global Citizen Festival 2015 TV Movie Himself
Charlie Rose 1998-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo 2015 TV Series Himself - Co-Founder, Microsoft
Vlogbrothers 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Skavlan 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
60 Minutes 2004-2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Microsoft Founder (segment "The Giving Pledge") / Himself - Philanthropist (segment "Bill Gates 2.0") / Himself - Philanthropist (segment "Giving Away a Fortune") / ...
Bambi Verleihung 2013 2013 TV Movie Himself - Winner
Q&A 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
CodeStars 2013 Documentary short Himself
The Colbert Report 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Give Us the Money 2012 Documentary Himself
Das Milliardenversprechen 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation 2011 Documentary Himself - Video
Yang Lan Fang Tan Lu 2011 TV Series Himself
Markus Lanz 2011 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
TEDTalks 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Freakonomics 2010 Documentary Himself
The Virtual Revolution 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Co-Founder: Microsoft
Berlin Mitte 2010 TV Series Himself - Interview
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Money Programme 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Der Zucker-Code: Geheimwaffe gegen Krebs und Malaria? 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Flunked 2008 Documentary Himself
Buffett and Gates Go Back to School 2006 TV Movie Himself
Spam: The Documentary 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Morning 2006 TV Series Himself
BBC News 24 2006 TV Series Himself
The Notorious B.G.: A Forum with Bill Gates 2005 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
Unsere Besten 2003 TV Series Himself
Waratte iitomo! 2002 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2000 TV Series Himself
Sabine Christiansen 1999 TV Series
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet 1998 TV Mini-Series Himself (co-founder, Microsoft)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 1997 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996 TV Series Himself
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself (co-founder, Microsoft)
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself
7 sur 7 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shin denshi rikkoku 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Microsoft Presents: The Start of Something New 1995 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1994 TV Series Himself
Work in Progress 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself - Chairman Microsoft Corporation
Today 1989-1993 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joueur du Grenier 2016 TV Series Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Microsoft
60 Minutes 2001-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Microsoft Founder (segment "The Giving Pledge") / Himself - Founder, Microsoft (segment "TED Talks") / Himself (segment "The Co-Founder") / ...
SPHINX: Genesis 2015 Short Himself
America's Book of Secrets 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Building the Machine 2014 Documentary short Himself
Cavuto on Business 2013 TV Series Himself - Chairman, Microsoft Corporation
DWDD University: De wereld van Klöpping 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Co-Founder: Microsoft
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Himself - Being Hit With Pie
Bloomberg Game Changers 2010-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Founder, Microsoft / Himself - Microsoft Founder
Memòries de la tele 2010 TV Series Himself
Lamastalgia 2010 TV Series Himself
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement 2007 Video documentary Himself
Der Geist des Geldes 2007 Documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself
World Business Satellite 2007 TV Series Himself
Objetos perdidos 2007 TV Series Himself
Canada A.M. 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
How William Shatner Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gintbergs store aften - hver aften 2005 TV Series Himself
Fantástico 30 Anos - Grandes Reportagens 2004 Video documentary Himself
Aunque usted no lo viera 2004 TV Series Himself
Computer Chronicles 2002 TV Series Himself - Windows XP launch
Leben nach Microsoft 2001 Documentary Himself
Revolution OS 2001 Documentary Himself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - #41

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Bambi Bambi Awards Millenium · Melinda Gates
1997 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Contribution to New Media


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#Fact
1 As of 9/28/2015 and given his current estimated net worth of $79,200,000,000, Bill has made an average of ~$41.80 every second of his life.
2 Shares birth date with Digby Jones, Indra Nooyi, and Gary Lavergne.
3 Bill and Melinda were married in Lanai (Hawaii) where the 100+ guests included Warren Buffett, Katherine Graham, Paul G. Allen and Craig McCaw. Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson entertained the guests at the wedding reception.
4 He is now Chairman and Chief Software Architect.
5 He has two sisters, one older and one younger.
6 He and his wife, Melinda Gates, were both awarded the 2010 'J. William Fulbright' Prize for International Understanding.
7 Forbes magazine estimated Microsoft chief's net worth at $53 billion, making him the world's richest American. Friend Warren Buffett came in second place with a net worth fortune estimated at $47 billion. [February 2010]
8 Mentioned in the song "High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup, as "captain of the chess team".
9 His dad was friends with Wilbert Saunders, (1908-2006), who founded World Concern with Jim McCoy. At first, the company started as a small business called Medicinces for Missions, then was renamed World Concern in 1973. Gates attended Wilbert Saunders' funeral.
10 As of March 2006, the 12th year in a row as #1 on Forbes' list of The World's Richest People, with a net worth exceeding $50 billion (US).
11 Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II on March 2, 2005. Because he is not a British citizen, he may not use the title Sir, but is allowed to put KBE after his name.
12 Has been the richest man in the world consistently every year since 1998 except for 2010 and 2011, when he was surpassed by Carlos Slim Helu. Bill was again ranked the richest man for 2012.
13 Has a measured IQ of 160, signifying genius intelligence.
14 Children: Jennifer Katharine (26 April 1996), son Rory John (23 May 1999), Phoebe Adele (14 September 2002)
15 Derided by critics as "Chairman Bill" after Chinese Communist leader Zedong Mao, who was popularly known as "Chairman Mao." In a March 2002 poll of over 1,600 teenagers in Hong Kong and mainland China by researchers at the City University of Hong Kong, Gates outranked Mao as the person they idolized the most.
16 Became a billionaire (US dollars) at age 31, making him the youngest self-made billionaire in history.
17 His personal wealth exceeds the Gross National Product (GNP) of some Third World countries.
18 Is an avid reader.
19 Has endowed a foundation that has given several billion dollars to various charitable and educational projects.
20 Dropped out of Harvard University in 1975 to devote himself full-time to Microsoft.
21 His company, Microsoft, went public on 28 October 1985, his 30th birthday.
22 As of 2005, his personal fortune was in excess of $46 billion.
23 Enjoys playing golf and bridge.

#Quote
1 So we began our work in the same way anyone here would begin it. We asked: "How could the world let these children die?" The answer is simple, and harsh. The market did not reward saving the lives of these children, and governments did not subsidize it. So the children died because their mothers and their fathers had no power in the market and no voice in the system. But you and I have both. We can make market forces work better
2 I am an optimist. But I am an impatient optimist. The world is getting better, but it's not getting better fast enough, and it's not getting better for everyone
3 Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries-but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Whether through democracy, strong public education, quality health care, or broad economic opportunity-reducing inequity is the highest human achievement
4 if we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a living, serving people who are suffering from the worst inequities. We also can press governments around the world to spend taxpayer money in ways that better reflect the values of the people who pay the taxes. If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business and votes for politicians, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world
5 Members of the Harvard Family: Here in the Yard is one of the great collections of intellectual talent in the world. What for purpose? There is no question that the faculty, the alumni, the students, and the benefactors of Harvard have used their power to improve the lives of people here and around the world. But can we do more? Can Harvard dedicate its intellect to improving the lives of people who will never even hear its name? Let me make a request of the deans and the professors-the intellectual leaders here at Harvard: As you hire new faculty, award tenure, review curriculum, and determine degree requirements, please ask yourselves: Should our best minds be dedicated to solving our biggest problems? Should Harvard encourage its faculty to take on the world's worst inequities? Should Harvard students learn about the depth of global poverty... the prevalence of world hunger... the scarcity of clean water ...the girls kept out of school... the children who die from diseases we can cure? Should the world's most privileged people learn about the lives of the world's least privileged?
6 Developing a systematic way to help teachers get better is the most powerful idea in education today. The surest way to weaken it is to twist it into a capricious exercise in public shaming. Let's focus on creating a personnel system that truly helps teachers improve.
7 At Microsoft, we created a rigorous personnel system, but we would never have thought about using employee evaluations to embarrass people, much less publish them in a newspaper. A good personnel system encourages employees and managers to work together to set clear, achievable goals. Annual reviews are a diagnostic tool to help employees reflect on their performance, get honest feedback and create a plan for improvement. Many other businesses and public sector employers embrace this approach, and that's where the focus should be in education: school leaders and teachers working together to get better.
8 I am a strong proponent of measuring teachers' effectiveness, and my foundation works with many schools to help make sure that such evaluations improve the overall quality of teaching. But publicly ranking teachers by name will not help them get better at their jobs or improve student learning. On the contrary, it will make it a lot harder to implement teacher evaluation systems that work.
9 If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
10 It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
11 Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
12 In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don't know if there's a god or not, but I think religious principles are quite valid.
13 Microsoft was founded with a vision of a computer on every desk, and in every home. We've never wavered from that vision.


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