#Illustration of #BillGates. Although I ride the #apple and #mac train you can’t deny the #massive impact this #legend has had on the world. I’m a big fan of the #philanthropic work he and his wife do through their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
William Henry “#Bill” #Gates, III is an #American #business magnate, #philanthropist, #investor, #computer #programmer, and #inventor. 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.
He is consistently ranked in the #Forbes list of the world’s #wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009—excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the world’s second wealthiest person. According to the #Bloomberg #Billionaires List, Gates became the world’s richest person again in May 2013, a position that he last held on the list in 2007. As of June 2014, he is still the richest.
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 and co-authored several books.
Gates is one of the best-known #entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by judicial courts. In the later stages of his career, Gates has 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.
Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect for himself. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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