Bill Gates Biography

Published On Mar 20, 2016
Facts of Bill Gates
Date of Birth: 1955 , October-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Bill Gates
Birth Name William Henry Gates
Father Mathew Knowles
Mother Tina Knowles
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Seattle
Profession BUSINESSMAN
Net Worth $350 Million USD
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 59 kg
Boyfriend Olivia Holt
Married married
Education Slade School of Fine Art
Awards 17 Grammys
Movies The Pink Panther, Dream Girls etc
TV Show Crime Scene Investigation
Ethnicity White
Body Measurements 34-25-35 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Married to Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
Nick Name Kelly
Religion Christian
Working For $87.9 billion
Famous for Singer
Affair with Olivia Holt
Divorce N/A
Sisters Ella Benward, Gracie Benward
Siblings City Spud, Jackie Donahue
Books Selp-Helf
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
Face Color Light brown
Girlfriend N/A
Music Group Destiny's Child
Breast Size 34c
Waist size 25 in
Hip Size 35 in
Shoe Size 8.5
Salary $ 240 thousand
Albums Cloud 9
Neck Size 9.3
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In 1985, Gates was honored by Good Housekeeping's as one of the 50 Most Eligible Bachelors. He met love of his life Melinda French in Microsoft. Melinda French is also a businesswoman and philanthropist. After having love affairs for several years, they finally got married on 1st of January 1994. He is happy to have her as his loving wife. As a married couple, they have been parents three times.

Bill was raised in middle class family. As a child, his parents though him to be a lawyer. When he was 13, he joined Lakeside School. While he was attending his 8th grade, he became more interested in programming the GE system in BASIC. He also wrote a computer language at a young age. He was banned by the Computer Center Corporation for exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time. After his band ended he began studying source code. In 1971, he was hired by Information Sciences, Inc and began writing payroll program in Cobol. He earned computer time as well as royalties. He also wrote school's computer program, he also modified the code to attract more girls towards him. When he was just 17, he formed the Traf-O-Data with his fellow mate Paul Allen. In 1973, he also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a congressional page. He completed his high school graduation from Lakeside School in 1973 and then he got enrolled at Harvard College scoring 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT. While he was in Harvard he devised an algorithm for pancake sorting. His algorithm held the record of fastest version for over thirty years. He was more interested in computer language rather than as a student of Harvard. After he saw the release of MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, he desired to own his own company. He dropped out from Harvard and joined Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems. As of 2016, he is said to have the net worth of $87 billion.

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Born in Seattle, Washington, United States

October 28 , 1955

Multi billionaire, Bill Gates was born as William Henry Gates III in Seattle, Washington, United States of America to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. He is an America and is of English, German, Irish and Scots-Irish descent.

Joined Lakeside School

1969

Bill was raised in middle class family. As a child, his parents though him to be a lawyer. When he was 13, he joined Lakeside School. While he was attending his 8th grade, he became more interested in programming the GE system in BASIC.

Was hired by Information Sciences, Inc

1971

He also wrote a computer language at a young age. He was banned by the Computer Center Corporation for exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time. After his band ended he began studying source code. In 1971, he was hired by Information Sciences, Inc and began writing payroll program in Cobol. He earned computer time as well as royalties. 

Worked in US House of Representatives

1973

While he was in Lakeside School, he also wrote school's computer program, he also modified the code to attract more girls towards him. When he was just 17, he formed the Traf-O-Data with his fellow mate Paul Allen. In 1973, he also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a congressional page.

Graduated from Lakeside School

1973

He completed his high school graduation from Lakeside School in 1973 and then he got enrolled at Harvard College scoring 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT. While he was in Harvard he devised an algorithm for pancake sorting.

Saw the release of MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU

1975

He devised an algorithm for pancake sorting and algorithm held the record of fastest version for over thirty years. He was more interested in computer language rather than as a student of Harvard. After he saw the release of MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, he desired to own his own company.

Contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems

1975

In the early 1975, he saw an article in Popular Electronics Altair 8800. As he was interested in these fields, he made a call to Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry System and informed that they have worked on BASIC interpreter for the platform. 

Launched first version of Microsoft Windows

November 20 , 1985

In 1980, Microsoft was approached by IBM. IBM wanted an operating system and they contacted Gates to get an operation system from them. At the end of 1985, Microsoft launched their first version of Microsoft Windows and signed a deal with IBM to create separate operating system.

Married to Melinda French

January 1 , 1994

In 1985, Gates was honored by Good Housekeeping's as one of the 50 Most Eligible Bachelors. He met love of his life Melinda French in Microsoft. Melinda French is also a businesswoman and philanthropist. After having love affairs for several years, they finally got married on 1st of January 1994. 

First child, Jennifer Katharine Gates

April 26 , 1996

He became father for the first time in his life in 1996. He and his loving wife Melinda French welcomed their first child together on 26th of April and that time it was a daughter and they named her Jennifer Katharine Gates. 

Second child, Rory John Gates

May 23 , 1999

He became father for the second time in his life in 1999. He and his loving wife Melinda French welcomed their second child together on 23rd of May and that time it was a son and they named him Rory John Gates.

Third child, Phoebe Adele Gates

September 14 , 2002

He became father for the third time in his life in 2002. He and his loving wife Melinda French welcomed their third child together on 14th of September and that time it was a daughter and they named her Phoebe Adele Gates. 

Released his first book, The Road Ahead

1995

Bill Gates, who is known as the wealthiest person in the world, is an American business magnate and computer programmer. He is also an author. His first book The Road Ahead was published at the end of 1995. 

Won Satellite Awards

1997

Besides being a co-founder of Microsoft, he is also active as an actor and writer. In 1997, he was honored with Satellite Awards. He won this award for Outstanding Contribution to New Media. He has also once been honored with Bambi Awards.