He served as chairman of the board until Feb. He is a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13. The computer giant agreed, and Gates made a fortune from the deal. In 1975, Gates left Harvard University in his junior year to focus on Microsoft, the company he founded with his childhood friend Paul Allen. And we invest heavily in developing new vaccines to prevent infectious diseases that impose the greatest burden.
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Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International. . In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer. Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers. Gates Foundation, which focused on global health. I'm lucky that my work allows me to talk with a wide range of brilliant and insightful people working on some of the world's toughest problems. You can sign back in at any time to reactivate your account and restore its content.
He shares his thoughts about the foundation and other topics on , a website launched in January 2010. Or maybe he was trying to use his money to uplift his legacy, a move that drove historical titans like Andrew Carnegie to philanthropy. Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to nonprofit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development. Maybe his wife, Melinda Gates, influenced him to think about how he could use his money to make a difference. Requesting an account deletion will permanently remove all of your profile content. Gates is an avid reader, and enjoys playing golf, tennis and bridge.
Maybe he mellowed out after his office-software hegemony seemed destined. As chief software architect and chairman, Gates led the company to become the worldwide leader in business and personal software, services, and solutions. Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Gates was married on Jan. Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates in Seattle, Washington, on October 28, 1955, to a high-spirited family with a history of entrepreneurship. In these videos, you'll get to meet some of them. To learn more about the foundation, visit.
Its name changed to the Gates Learning Foundation in 1999 to reflect its focus on ensuring that low-income minority students are prepared for college and have the means to attend. And they mean anything: the foundation once challenged entrepreneurs to build a better version of the condom in order to combat sexually transmitted diseases and other health risks. We work with partners to provide effective vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics and to develop innovative approaches to deliver health services to those who need it most. Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. I hope you'll enjoy watching, and that you'll stop by often to check out the latest additions.
In the first half, he was the ruthless, ill-tempered computer genius who dropped out of Harvard, founded Microsoft with Paul Allen, and used his software to spark the P. We will never share or spam your email address. How will you use the Interests I select in Account Settings? His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, founded the with the broad mission to help improve the quality of life for people around the world, primarily in the areas of global health and learning. On this channel, I post videos about the issues I'm focused on: saving lives, improving education, and delivering cleaner, cheaper sources of energy. They also participate in national and international events and travel extensively to focus attention on the issues the foundation champions. From an Ebola survivor in Nigeria to a Swedish data nerd, these are the people putting in the real work to improve lives.
We will use them to choose the Suggested Reads that appear on your profile page. How do I create a Gates Notes account? Gates began his major philanthropic efforts in 1994, when he created the William H. He and his wife, Melinda, started a foundation in 2000 to help reduce inequities in the United States and around the world. In July 2008, Gates transitioned into a new role as chairman of Microsoft and advisor on some key development projects. Enter your email address during sign up.
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Please allow for 24 hours for the deactivation to fully process. He is also a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—can access the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Will you ever post to my Facebook or Twitter accounts without my permission? Philanthropy is very important to Gates. Gates is founder, technology advisor and board member of Microsoft. The Gateses have three children. The couple lives in Xanadu 2.