Is success or learning from failure most important? Discover the views of one of the world’s richest men and philanthropists.
Who is Bill Gates?
Bill Gates was born in Seattle, USA in 1955. He is a business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. He is best known for being the founder of Microsoft – the world’s largest personal computer software company.
His love of computing started as a teenager when he began writing his first codes. He was accepted as a student at Harvard in 1973 – although he left in 1975 when he started out on his business journey. Over time he built Microsoft into the world’s largest personal computer software company amassing a fortune estimated to have reached $100 billion.
In 2000, Gates and his wife formed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is believed that Gates has given over $28 billion to charity and it is reported that he intends to donate 95 per cent of his wealth to charity.
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