Bill Gates Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs

Bill Gates Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs

Bill Gates, in full William Henry Gates III, (born October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.), is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who cofounded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company.

Bill Gates Biography (wiki):

Full Name (real name) William Henry Gates III
Nickname or Other Names Bill Gates
Profession                            American computer programmer and Entrepreneur
Gender Male
Date of Birth and Age           October 28, 1955
Age (as of 2023) 67 years old
Birthplace Washington
Nationality United States
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Spouse Melinda Gates
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Bill Gates Net Worth 2023:

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, the largest software company in the world, and the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Here's how much Bill Gates is worth today:

Bill Gates Net Worth is $132 Billion

Early Life

William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955. He was the middle child of William H. Gates II, a prominent Seattle lawyer, and Mary Gates, who worked as a teacher before she had kids. Bill had an older sister, Kristi, and a younger sister, Libby. Bill loved to play board games and was competitive at almost everything he did. He was an intelligent student and his best subject in grade school was math. 

However, Bill got easily bored with school and ended up getting into trouble a lot. His parents kept him occupied with outside activities like Boy Scouts (he earned his Eagle Scout badge) and reading science fiction books. When Bill turned thirteen his parents sent him to the Lakeside Preparatory School hoping it would prove more of a challenge for him. It was at Lakeside where Bill met his future business partner Paul Allen. He also was introduced to computers at Lakeside.

Family Tree

Bill Gates's ancestry includes English, German, and Scots-Irish. His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was JW Maxwell, a national bank president.

Father Name Bill Gates Sr.
Mother Name Mary Maxwell Gates
Brother Name n/a
Sister Name Libby Gates, Kristi Gates
Spouse Name Melinda Gates
Children Rory John Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Jennifer Katharine Gates

Education and Certificates

Gates graduated from Lakeside in 1973. He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the college SAT test, a feat of intellectual achievement that he boasted about for several years when introducing himself to new people. Gates enrolled at Harvard University in the fall of 1973, originally thinking of a career in law.

Much to his parent's dismay, Gates dropped out of college in 1975 to pursue his business, Microsoft, with partner Allen Gates spent more of his time in the computer lab than in class. He did not really have a study regimen; he got by on a few hours of sleep, crammed for a test, and passed with a reasonable grade. 

Height and Weight

Here you can read about Bill Gate's height and weight, as he is 5ft 10in (177 cm) tall in height and 70 kg (154 lbs) in weight. 

Social Media Profiles

You can be in contact with Bill Gates and get the latest updates about (her/his career) and more on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


In 1975, Gates dropped out of Harvard to start a software company with Paul Allen called Microsoft. The company was doing well, but it was in 1980 that Gates made a deal with IBM that would change computing. Microsoft reached a deal to provide the MS-DOS operating system on the new IBM PC. Gates sold the software to IBM for a fee of $50,000, however, he held onto the copyright of the software. When the PC market took off, Microsoft also sold MS-DOS to other PC manufacturers. Soon, Microsoft was the operating system in a large percentage of computers around the world.

In 1985, Gates and Microsoft took another risk. They released the Microsoft Windows operating system. This was Microsoft's answer to a similar operating system introduced by Apple in 1984. At first, many people complained that Microsoft Windows wasn't as good as the Apple version. However, Gates continued to press the open PC concept. Microsoft Windows could run on a variety of PC-compatible machines, while the Apple operating system only ran on Apple machines. Microsoft won the operating system battle and was soon installed on nearly 90% of the world's personal computers.

Awards and Achievements

Bill Gates founded the software company Microsoft Corporation with his friend Paul Allen. He also co-founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund global health and development programs.

Interesting Facts and FAQs

  • Bill's nickname as a child was "Trey" which was given to him by his grandmother.
  • He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT.

Bill Gates Photos

Bill Gates Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs 

Bill Gates Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs 

Bill Gates Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs 

Bill Gates Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs 

Like most successful entrepreneurs, Bill Gates' success came from a combination of hard work, intelligence, timing, business sense, and luck. Gates constantly challenged his employees to work harder and innovate, but he also worked as hard or harder than the people who worked for him.