William Henry Gates III is an American business tycoon born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington (US). Bill Gates is one of the most influential and richest persons in the world with an estimated net worth of approx. US$100.8 billion as on April 2019. Gates is a principal founder of Microsoft and is also the largest individual shareholder of the company.
In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft, which later became the world’s largest PC software company. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. From 1995 he was consistently titled as the richest person in the world until 2017 when he had been surpassed by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
In recent years, Bill diverted himself from working full time at Microsoft, and started focusing on social causes with his charitable foundation “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”