Bill Gates Facts
- Name: Bill Gates (William Henry Gates III)
- Profession: Businessman and Software Developer
- Born: October 28th, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, USA
- Spouse: Melinda Gates
- Alma Mater: Harvard University (dropped out)
- Legacy: Famous for co-founding Microsoft and creating Windows OS
28 Bill Gates Facts for Kids
- Bill Gates is a businessman and software developer from the United States of America.
- Bill Gates is famous for co-founding Microsoft and the development of the Windows operating system.
- Bill Gates was born on October 28th, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, United States.
- The legal birthname for Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III.
- Bill Gates is the son of William Henry Gates II (attorney) and Mary Maxwell Gates (businesswoman).
- Bill Gates is one of the three children by William and Mary Gates.
- Bill Gates married Melinda Gates (née French) in 1994 during a private ceremony in Lanai, Hawaii.
- Bill and Melinda Gates had three children together.
- In 1968, Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13 while attending Lakeside prep school.
- In 1973, Gates is accepted into Harvard University and in 1975 would leave the school without graduating.
- In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen formed the company Micro-soft.
- In 1976, Gates and Allen change the company name from Micro-soft to Microsoft.
- In 1985, Gates and Microsoft launched the Windows 1.0 operating system.
- In 1994, Chief Executive Officers magazine names Bill Gates CEO of the Year.
- In 1994, Gates bought a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci known as the Codex Leicester.
- In 1995, Gates and Microsoft launched the Windows 95 operating system.
- In 2000, Gates steps down from the CEO position at Microsoft and becomes the Chief Software Architect. Steve Ballmer assumes the roll of CEO at Microsoft.
- In 2000, Gates and his wife Melinda establish the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
- In 2001, Gates and Microsoft release the Xbox console video gaming system.
- In 2002, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation successfully installs 47,000 computes in all 50 of the U.S. States.
- In 2006, Warren Buffet pledges most of his wealth to the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
- In 2006, Gates started TerraPower, a nuclear reactor design company.
- In 2007, Gates and Steve Jobs, two major rivals, do an interview together at D5 Conference.
- In 2008, Gates ceases day-to-day operations at Microsoft, be remains the chairman of the board.
- In 2013, Gates funded ResearchGate, a social network for researches and scientists.
- In 2014, Gates steps down as the chairman of the board for Microsoft but retains a seat on the board.
- In 2016, Gates and his wife Melinda are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barrack Obama.
- In 2019, the documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” was released on Netflix.
Pictures of Bill Gates
A picture of Bill Gates (right) in High School.
A picture of Bill Gates in 2006 giving a speech.
A picture of the offical signature of Bill Gates.
Additional Resources on Bill Gates
- About Bill Gates – Find more information on Bill Gates on the Gates Notes website.
- Biography of Bill Gates – Read the biography of Bill Gates on the Biography website.
- Timeline of Bill Gates – View a timeline of the life of Bill Gates on the NPR website.
- Bill Gates – Wikipedia – Discover more facts and information about Bill Gates on the Wikipedia website.