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  Bill Gates Wealth Index
Most people will have read the recent reports of how Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has had his personal net worth soar over 100 billion dollars and then drop down to 55 billion.
Gates' time to pick up off the ground over the years, based on his current 800 million or so shares of Microsoft (he has given away quite a few) and the split-adjusted stock price courtesy of Microsoft's own web site.
Which means that if something costs $100,000 to her, to Bill it's as though it costs 12 cents.
www.templetons.com /brad/billg.html   (1203 words)

  Bill Gates - MSN Encarta
Bill Gates, born in 1955, American business executive, who serves as chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the leading computer software company in the United States.
Gates was first introduced to computers and programming languages in 1968, when he was in the eighth grade.
Gates planned to remain chairman of Microsoft and to continue as its largest shareholder, but he said that by July 2008 he would have only a part-time role at the company he cofounded.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565404/Gates_William_Henry_III.html   (832 words)

 ABC News: One-on-One with Bill Gates
Gates talked at length about Microsoft's effort to upgrade security in the computer industry, his foundation's charitable work and his goals for the company.
BILL GATES: Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers -- organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative -- if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
GATES: Well it means that there are a lot of business issues and concerns and you know final decision making that the CEO Steve Ballmer gets to worry about, and I get to worry about the technical strategy.
abcnews.go.com /WNT/story?id=506354&page=1   (1575 words)

 USATODAY.com - Bill Gates contributes to California stem cell campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft chairman Bill Gates contributed $400,000 to the campaign backing a California ballot measure that would make billions of dollars available for human embryonic stem cell research and cloning projects in the state, campaign records show.
Gates is the latest billionaire to contribute to a campaign that has amassed more than $12 million in support of Proposition 71, which would have the state borrow $3 billion to fund the controversial research over 10 years.
"Bill believes in the promise of science and research and development to create new ways to improve health and well being around the world," said Joe Cerrell, a Gates' family spokesman.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/technology/2004-08-25-gates-stem-cell_x.htm   (418 words)

 Bill Gates
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955.
Gates is donating his proceeds from the book to a non-profit fund that supports teachers worldwide who are incorporating computers into their classrooms.
Gates also has invested with cellular telephone pioneer Craig McCaw in Teledesic, a company that is working on an ambitious plan to launch hundreds of low-orbit satellites around the Earth to provide a worldwide two-way broadband telecommunications service.
www.thocp.net /biographies/gates_bill.htm   (731 words)

  Bill Gates: Chairman, Microsoft Corp.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gates' foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry.
Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development.
Gates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates.
www.microsoft.com /presspass/exec/billg/bio.mspx   (707 words)

  Bill Gates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and U2's lead singer Bono were collectively named by Time as the 2005 Persons of the Year for their humanitarian efforts.
Bill Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington to William H. Gates, Sr.
Bill Gates' house is one of the most expensive houses in the world, and is a modern 21st century earth-sheltered home in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_Gates   (3697 words)

 Learn more about Bill Gates in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bill Gates was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington.
His parents were William Henry Gates, Jr, a corporate lawyer, and Mary Maxwell, board member of First Interstate Bank, Pacific Northwest Bell and the national board of United Way.
Gates went to Lakeside School, Seattle's most exclusive prep school, and later on went to study at Harvard University, but dropped out without graduating.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /b/bi/bill_gates.html   (1054 words)

 Bill Gates - Encyclopedia Dramatica
Bill Gates is a Satanist mechanophile geek who is possibly responsible for Microsoft's Windows operating system and many of the programs that crash on it.
Lacking the skill to be a politician, actor, or other public policy maker, Gates settled for the next best thing, h4x0r.
This inspired Gates and McGraw to h4x a little used disk operating system that a russian defector had smuggled into the United States from Poland named doska.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Bill_Gates   (801 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Science & Health. Health, Wealth and Bill Gates | PBS
It's the same doubt that greeted Gates in January 2000 when he and his wife formed the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through which he will donate most of his fortune — now estimated at $40.7 billion.
Recorded in front of a live audience at an event presented by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the Bill Moyers' interview provides a rarely seen view of Gates and traces the journey of discovery that led him to dedicate his fortune to sharing advances in health with the global community.
Moyers leads Gates in a discussion of the leading public health crises facing the globe, what his foundation is doing to address them, and where he thinks the roadblocks are to improving global public health.
www.pbs.org /now/science/gates.html   (390 words)

 Me and Bill Gates: Talking 'Bout Porsches, Breakin the Law, and Small "Gadget" Jokes - Gizmodo
Jobs and Woz did that, Bill Gates just stole their idea afterwards when he realized that Steve and Woz were on to something.
Gates just straight up jacked the Gui from apple, it's not the same fucking thing, and it pisses me off so fucking much when people try to justify theivery in that manner.
Gates is a cool guy, but I hate quotes like "Microsoft has always been about software that empowers people," [from Kotaku].
www.gizmodo.com /gadgets/gadgets/me-and-bill-gates-talking-bout-porsches-breakin-the-law-and-small-gadget-jokes-226785.php   (2127 words)

 The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Bill Gates could join the ranks of bloggers
Bill Gates has a reputation for coming late to the party, then making a big splash when he arrives.
Gates has long had his own Web page (www.microsoft.com/billgates) where he posts speeches, and he periodically sends an e-mail newsletter to customers.
Gates also has a stable of writers and communications specialists who help produce material.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/businesstechnology/2001964841_gatesblog25.html   (645 words)

 Bill Gates - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
One night Bill came into the room while Vindews was doing this, and thereby discovered that the box he had previously thought to be a plaque commemorating the end of the civil war was in fact a computer which had therefore already been invented rendering his hard work of 10 years completely useless.
Bill Gates has been rumoured to in fact be the infamous rabbit molester Billie Boy Gaytes, who escaped from Alaska State Penitentiary in 1982.
Bill Gates died on July 8th, 2005, due to the fact that his private jet ran on Windows ME. Microsoft Windows users feel that now, after Bill Gates' death, they can expect to just spontaneously combust.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Bill_Gates   (2886 words)

 The Bill Gates Interview
Gates insists "the hard-core truth is that we've done nothing wrong." But the investigation continues, and Gates has other problems as well.
Gates entered Harvard in 1973, and dropped out two years later when he and Allen wrote a version of BASIC computer language that worked on the new Altair computer.
Gates uses a Compaq 486/25 Lite notebook (he has docking stations at the office and at home) and is looking forward to getting a Compaq Concerto notebook.
ei.cs.vt.edu /~history/Bill.Gates.html   (11715 words)

 Bill Gates plans to step back from Microsoft - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com
Gates will be 52 when he steps away from daily operations at Microsoft in July 2008.
Gates also said he had no plans to give up the distinction of being the company’s largest shareholder which he enjoys by virtue of his stake of about 1 billion shares or 9.6 percent of the company.
Gates stepped down as chief executive officer in January 2000, handing over the reins to Ballmer, his longtime friend and lieutenant.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/13348456   (731 words)

 AskMen.com - Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft, the world's largest and most powerful (and most profitable) software company.
Bill Gate I am a senior student in h.s i will graduating this years, i would like to futher my education but i don't have anyone to help me because i don't live with my parent.my email is marianassirou24@yahoo.com
Bill and Melinda, I am a mother of 3 intelligent children, My second daughter graduated Valedictorian, wanted to earned an scholarhip in an expensive and prestegious school here in the Philippines.
www.askmen.com /men/business_politics/33_bill_gates.html   (800 words)

 Biografia de Bill Gates
Bill Gates nació en una familia acomodada que le proporcionó una educación en centros de elite como la Escuela de Lakeside (1967-73) y la Universidad de Harvard (1973-77).
Bill Gates en la presentación de Windows XP Cuando, en 1986, Microsoft salió a la Bolsa, las acciones se cotizaron tan alto que Bill Gates se convirtió en el hombre más rico de Estados Unidos.
El talento de Gates se ha reflejado en múltiples programas informáticos, cuyo uso se ha difundido por todo el mundo como lenguajes básicos de los ordenadores personales; pero también en el éxito de una empresa flexible y competitiva, gestionada con criterios heterodoxos y con una atención especial a la selección y motivación del personal.
www.biografiasyvidas.com /biografia/g/gates.htm   (374 words)

 TIME 100: Bill Gates
Gates is the Bing Crosby of American technology, borrowing a tune here and a tune there and turning them all into great boffo hits — by dint of heroic feats of repackaging and sheer Herculean blandness.
Where Gates is concerned, we have barked up a lot of wrong trees.
Gates merely plugged one into the other, cream-cheesed the waiting bagel and came up with a giant hit.
www.time.com /time/time100/builder/profile/gates.html   (598 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Bill Gates's long farewell
The announcement that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is slowly withdrawing from the daily running of the company did not come as a surprise.
During the past few years Mr Gates had already spent more and more time on the charitable foundation he had set up with his wife Melinda.
Mr Gates, famous and notorious for his attention to technical detail, involves himself closely in many of the decisions about how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spends its massive $29.1bn endowment.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/5085680.stm   (815 words)

 microformats | weblog | Bill Gates at Mix06 - “We need microformats”
Bill Gates is giving the opening keynote here at Mix06, providing an overview of the conference for the 1700+ folks in the audience.
Apart from Gates going in to different Microsoft software every time he had a chance to do so, it was a good talk, and worth checking out.
In this day and age after even Bill Gates is talking about microformats it’s a topic that should not be ignored.
microformats.org /blog/2006/03/20/bill-gates-at-mix06-we-need-microformats   (2928 words)

 » Bill Gates to step down from day-today role at Microsoft
Bill Gates to step down from day-today role at Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates announced today that he will make a 2 year transition out of his day-to-day role and responsibilities at Microsoft to spend more time on global health and education work within the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates will then work on a part-time basis as as chairman and technical adviser for Microsoft.
www.etrafficjams.com /blog/seo/bill-gates-to-step-down-from-day-today-role-at-microsoft/trackback   (446 words)

 Inside Bill Gates House - Pictures of Bill Gates Home at Digital Inspiration Technology Guide
Gates' homestead is approximately 48,000 square feet with a garage that reportedly accommodates 30 cars.
Written by siddharth at 18/12/06 10:00 PM It was wonderful view of bill gates house.i think he must be the happiest man in the world.i wish no one could beat him via knowledge or money.BILL GATES the role model of all youngsters.
Bill gates never believed in the net but was smart enough to buy up every company that was innovating and to use his power to strongarm computer sellers into not using competitive products.
labnol.blogspot.com /2005/05/inside-bill-gates-home.html   (2264 words)

 Bill Gates Personal Wealth Clock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is an understatement because it doesn't include the multi-million dollar trust funds he received at birth from his grandparents, houses, stock, and other gifts from his wealthy parents, or investments he purchased with sales of Microsoft shares sold prior to 1995.
The clock adjusts for the extraodinary $3.29 billion dividend that Bill Gates received from Microsoft at the end of 2004.
One is that Bill Gates is directly involved in managing his charitable foundation.
philip.greenspun.com /WealthClock   (470 words)

 Bill Gates - Gizmodo
Now that the wow has officially started, Bill Gates managed to take some time out and sit down with with Newsweek's Steven Levy to talk about what we can expect from Microsoft's next operating system and what he thinks of those Mac vs PC ads.
Bill Gates, media darling that he is, awkwardly walked off the Daily Show set the other night before having his requisite fake chat with Stewart while cutting to commercial.
If you were hoping that on The Daily Show last night Bill Gates would give you a compelling reason to rush out and buy Vista, then move along, cause there's nothing to see here.
www.gizmodo.com /gadgets/bill-gates   (1900 words)

 Bill Gates Visits SJ For Tech Awards, Talks To NBC11 - TechNow
Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates was in San Jose Wednesday to accept the 2006 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.
Through their foundation, the Gates are making a positive impact on the health and education of people throughout the world.
Gates: "The program here is fantastic because it encourages people with ideas to think about how they might be applied in the developing world.
www.nbc11.com /technology/10329695/detail.html   (901 words)

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