Bill Gates Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Bill Gates, co-fou...

Posted: Oct 13, 2018 8:19 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2018 8:19 AM

Here is a look at the life of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

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Birth date: October 28, 1955

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Birth place: Seattle, Washington

Birth name: William Henry Gates III

Father: William Henry Gates II, attorney

Mother: Mary (Maxwell) Gates, schoolteacher

Marriage: Melinda (French) Gates (January 1, 1994-present)

Children: Phoebe Adele, 2002; Rory John, 1999; Jennifer Katharine, 1996

Education: Attended Harvard University, 1973-1975

Other Facts:
Was No. 1 on the Forbes World's Billionaires List (World's Richest People) for 12 consecutive years from 1995 to 2007.

Has donated more than $28 billion to philanthropic causes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Microsoft is the world's largest software company.

Timeline:
1968 - Begins programming computers at age 13.

1972 - Co-founds a company called Traf-O-Data, which analyzes local traffic patterns, while still in school.

Summer 1972 - Congressional page in the US House of Representatives.

1975 - Drops out of Harvard and co-founds Microsoft Corp. (formerly Micro Soft) with Paul Allen.

1977-1982 - President of Microsoft.

1980 - Develops MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) for IBM. Two million copies are sold by 1984, and by the early 1990s, more than 100 million copies are sold.

1981-2014 - Chairman of the Board of Directors for Microsoft.

1985 - Gates introduces the Microsoft Windows operating system to compete with Apple.

Mid to late-1980s - Begins developing and promoting CD-ROM technology.

1987 - Becomes the youngest US billionaire, worth $1.25 billion at 31 years old. That record is later broken by Mark Zuckerberg in 2010 and then Dustin Moskovitz in 2011.

1989 - Founder of Corbis, a digital image company.

May 1998 - The US Department of Justice, 20 states and the District of Columbia all file lawsuits accusing Microsoft of using illegal, anti-competitive and exclusionary practices.

January 2000 - Resigns as CEO of Microsoft and becomes chief software architect.

November 2001 - Microsoft reaches a settlement with the Justice Department in the antitrust case. Nine states agree to the settlement but nine other states and the District of Columbia consider the imposed sanctions too lenient.

November 2002 - US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly approves most of the proposed settlement between Microsoft and the Justice Department, ruling against the dissenting nine states and the District of Columbia.

March 2, 2005 - Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

December 18, 2005 - Named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" along with his wife, Melinda, and musician Bono.

June 15, 2006 - Announces that he will be giving up his daily role at Microsoft effective July 2008, to concentrate on his humanitarian and educational interests.

June 7, 2007 - Delivers the commencement address at Harvard University, the school he dropped out of in 1975. He also receives an honorary degree.

March 2008 - Falls to No. 3 on the Forbes' list of billionaires, after a 12-year run at the top of list.

June 27, 2008 - Gates retires from day-to-day work at Microsoft to concentrate on philanthropy.

April 1, 2009 - Gates announces a partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Health to help fight an epidemic of tuberculosis in China, supported by a $33 million grant provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

January 29, 2010 - Gates Foundation announces it will donate $10 billion for vaccine research over the next 10 years.

February 4, 2014 - Steps down as chairman of the board of Microsoft.

November 30, 2015 - Assists in the launch of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition fund during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The private fund has more than 28 investors including Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The fund is created to rally and increase investments in carbon-free and alternate energy solutions.

November 22, 2016 - Receives, along with his wife, Melinda, the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

November 13, 2017 - Gates invests $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public partnership focused on Alzheimer's research. This marks the first time that Gates make a commitment to noncommunicable rather than infectious diseases.

March 6, 2018 - Ranks #2 on Forbes list of billionaires, with a net worth of $90 billion at the time of publication.

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