Bill Gates is the worlds third richest man probably best known as the co-founder of Microsoft. Gates is still the largest individual shareholder in Microsoft, with 9% of the stock. This article will answer the question where was Bill Gates born and also look at nine interesting facts about Bill Gates.
Where was Bill Gates Born
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, to William Gates and Mary Maxwell Gates. He was born in Seattle, Washington. He was born into a very wealthy family. His father was a very prominent lawyer and his mother was on the board of directors for a bank. After booking some time on a General Electric (GE) computer he became fascinated with programming computers, eventually leading him to found Microsoft. So now you know the answer to the question where was Bill Gates born. Now let’s look at nine amazing facts about Bill Gates.
Facts about Bill Gates
Fact 1: Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. Allen is currently listed as the eleventh richest man in the world.
Fact 2: The Gates family is the second richest family in the world, coming in just below the Walton family who founded Wal-Mart.
Fact 3: Bill Gates scored an impressive 1590 out of 1600 on his SATs.
Fact 4: Gates achieved the second highest rank possible in the Boy Scouts of America: Life Scout.
Fact 5: Bill Gates enrolled at Harvard College in 1973, but he pulled out before attaining his degree in 1975.
Fact 6: Gates is married to Melinda French from Dallas, Texas and they have three children.
Fact 7: Bill Gates has been in the top 100 most influential people of the year (as named by Time magazine) three times, in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Fact 8: Gates has been criticized for his anti-competitive business tactics.
Fact 9: As of July 2008, Bill Gates is going to take up a full time philanthropy role and leave the daily management of Microsoft to others. He will, however, remain chairman of Microsoft.