Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1976. He served as chief executive of Microsoft until January 2000. Gates still works with the company as technology advisor. He is currently one of the wealthiest people in the world.
William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle Washington, USA in 1955. He took leave of absence from Harvard in 1975 to co-found Microsoft. The company was registered on November 26th 1976. Today Microsoft is a global company with over 114,000 employees.
Since stepping down as chief executive of Microsoft Bill Gates has become involved in a number of philanthropic endeavours. He is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation is devoted to improving education and healthcare and also to ending poverty.
Bill Gates was born in the year 1955 On This Day.
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