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William “Bill” Henry Gates III

William “Bill” Henry Gates (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, computer programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.

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.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. But he has also pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

For more information on Bill Gates, go to the links below:Bill Gates – Forbes ProfileBill Gates Biography – Academy of Achievement


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