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Bill Gates

 

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author, and is chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Although he is admired by many, a number of industry insiders criticize his business tactics, which they consider anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts.

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Bill Gates -- My Summer's WAY Better than Yours!

Bill Gates
My Summer's WAY Better than Yours!

Did you play tennis off the coast of a fancy island today with your family before being helicoptered back to your yacht? No? That's because you're not Bill Gates.Gates -- along with his wife… READ MORE >

Kim Kardashian Identity Thief Setenced to Prison

Kim Kardashian
Identity Thief Sentenced to Prison

The man who stole Kim Kardashian's identity and tried to transfer thousands of dollars from her bank accounts has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison ... TMZ has learned.Luis Flores,… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
Bill Gates -- The Best or Worst Secret Santa Ever

Bill Gates
The Best (or Worst) Secret Santa Ever

One incredibly lucky Redditor landed muliti-billionaire Bill Gates as her secret Santa -- and his gift was amazing--ly horrible ... at least by super-rich standards.It's the thought that counts… READ MORE >

- 336 days ago
Bill Gates -- iPad Photo Ops ... No Problem!!

Bill Gates
iPad Photo Ops ... No Problem!!

Microsoft founder Bill Gates came face-to-face with his worst nightmare -- the almighty iPad -- and he was totally cool with it!TMZ obtained the video of every computer geek's fantasy going down… READ MORE >

- 847 days ago
Bill Gates & Warren Buffett -- Mercilessly Paddled

Bill Gates & Warren Buffett
Mercilessly Paddled

56-year-old Bill Gates and 81-year-old Warren Buffett lost control of their balls yesterday -- getting their asses WHOOPED by a teenage ping pong prodigy in Nebraska ... and the footage is… READ MORE >

- 929 days ago
Bill Gates' Daughter -- Hold the Phone ... Is That an Apple Product?!?!

Bill Gates' Daughter
Hold the Phone ... Is That an Apple Product?!?!

Bill Gates reportedly bans his kids from using iPhones and other Apple products ... but the above device in his daughter's hand -- white headphones included -- looks eerily like a Steve Jobs… READ MORE >

- 1059 days ago
Bill Gates -- Ponies Up $600K For Florida Winter Rental

Bill Gates
Ponies Up $600K For Florida Winter Rental

Bill Gates is fleeing his Washington mansion for a much warmer winter home -- the Microsoft gazillionaire is renting a massive Wellington, FL equestrian estate ... for $120,000/month. Gates has… READ MORE >

- 1133 days ago
Bill Gates -- Charity Work Is the Apple of My Eye

Bill Gates -- Charity Work Is the Apple of My Eye

While Microsoft has its hands full trying to keep up with Apple, Bill Gates was over in Germany promoting a good cause ... and no, it had nothing to do with resurrecting the Zune. Gates was out… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
TMZ Live -- Vienna Tribute/Bill Gates Sighting!

TMZ Live
Vienna Tribute/Bill Gates Sighting!

TMZ went live with Harvey Levin and Mike Walters today to answer your question about Jermaine Jackson's Vienna tribute concert ... and the juicy details of Harvey's run-in with Bill Gates! READ MORE >

- 1900 days ago

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