Bill Gates: Net worth, Age, Marital status, Career, Children, Education

William Henry Gates is an American businessman,writer and also an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who cofounded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company along with his childhood friend Paul Allen.

During the year 1975, Bill Gates and paul Allen founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gates led the company as its chairman and chief executive officer until stepping down as CEO in the year January 2000, succeeded by Steve Ballmer, but he remained chairman of the board of directors and became chief software architect.


Bill Gates was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.


Bill Gates was a drop out from the, Harvard University.


Since the year 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's billionaires. From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world every year except in 2008 and from 2010 to 2013.

Currently is his in the top 10 of the Top richest person in the world with a net worth of $119.3 Billion.


Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13. In high school he helped form a group of programmers who computerized their school’s payroll system and founded Traf-O-Data,(A company that sold traffic-counting systems to local governments). During the year 1975 Bill Gates joined his friend Paul G. Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers.

Later Bill Gates left Harvard during his junior year and together with Allen,they formed Microsoft.

After leaving operations as the CEO of microsoft in 2008,Bill Gates has pursued other business and philanthropic endeavors. He is the founder and chairman of several companies,like BEN, Cascade Investment, TerraPower, bgC3, and Breakthrough Energy.

Gates was also known for his charitable work. Together with his then wife he formed William H. Gates Foundation. He has gone on to do many charitable works.

Marital status

Gates married Melinda French on January 1 1994. Then On May 3, 2021, the Gateses announced they had decided to divorce after 27 years of marriage and 34 years as a couple. They gave birth to three children: Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe.


They gave birth to three children: Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe

Net worth

According to forbe,Bill Gates net worth is $128.7 Billion.

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