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Bill Gates

Bill GatesAKA William Henry Gates III

Born: 28-Oct-1955
Birthplace: Seattle, WA

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Computer Programmer, Philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Microsoft

Net worth $59B (Forbes 2007).

[1] In a November 2005 PBS interview by David Frost, when asked if he believed in God, Gates replied: "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."

Father: William H. Gates, Sr. (attorney)
Mother: Mary Maxwell Gates (d. 1994)
Sister: Kristanne (b. 1953)
Sister: Libby (b. 1964)
Wife: Melinda Gates (m. 1-Jan-1994)
Daughter: Jennifer Katherine (b. 26-Apr-1996)
Son: Rory John Gates (b. 23-May-1999)
Daughter: Phoebe Adele Gates (b. 2002)

    High School: Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
    University: Harvard University (dropped out)

    Microsoft Founder & CEO (1975-2000)
    Member of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway (2004-)
    Member of the Board of Microsoft Chairman (1975-)
    Corbis Founder (1989)
    National Infrastructure Advisory Council
    Academy of Achievement Patron
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Success PAC
    Americans for a Republican Majority
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Founder
    Bluegrass Committee
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Dreier for Congress Committee
    Every Republican is Crucial PAC
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of George Allen
    Friends of Roy Blunt
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    Green Mountain PAC
    John Kerry for President
    Keep Our Mission PAC
    Kerry Victory 2004
    McCain for Senate '98
    National Academy of Engineering
    National Leadership PAC
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Rely on Your Beliefs Fund
    Republican Majority Fund
    Searchlight Leadership Fund
    Spirit of America
    Straight Talk America
    Volunteer PAC
    World Technology Network
    Congressional Pages 1972
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992
    Knight of the British Empire 2-Mar-2005 (honorary)
    Time Person of the Year 2005, with Bono and Melinda Gates
    Endorsement of Coca-Cola (1995)
    Endorsement of Radio Shack (1985)
    Driving without a License Phoenix, AZ (29-Apr-1975)
    Wedding: Bill Gates and Melinda French (1994)
    Pied Brussels, Belgium 4-Feb-1998
    Funeral: Katharine Graham (2001)
    Funeral: Steve Jobs (2011)
    Funeral: Nelson Mandela (2013)
    The Digerati
    Risk Factors: LSD

    The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (12-Jun-1996) · Himself

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Bill Gates

Appears on the cover of:
Newsweek, 24-Nov-2003, DETAILS: Bill's Next Big Thing -- Gates on the Future of Computers

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