Bill Gates

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Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Gates has received more than 28,303,919 page views. His biography is available in 150 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular businessperson.

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  • 28M

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  • 77.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 150

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Bill Gates tells Trevor Noah what he's doing to help fight coronavirus
As the coronavirus continues to spread, many people are doing whatever they can to help — from applauding healthcare professionals on the front lines of the pandemic to raising money for various charities and causes. Back in February, Bill and Melinda Gates a…
Business Insider
Bill Gates is funding new factories for 7 potential coronavirus vaccines, even though it will waste billions of dollars
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates told The Daily Show that his foundation is funding the construction of factories for seven different candidates for a coronavirus vaccine. Gates said that at most it would end up picking at most two out of the seven, meaning b…
Bill Gates risking billions on new factories for 7 coronavirus vaccine candidates
Bill Gates said in an interview with Trevor Noah that his foundation will invest billions of dollars in building factories for seven vaccine candidates for the novel coronavirus. The former Microsoft executive explained that billions might be lost in the proc…
Thank You Bill Gates
Bill Gates, who warned us–The Next Outbreak, We’re not ready–is getting ready for a vaccine, in fact for seven of them. Business Insider: Gates said he was picking the top seven vaccine candidates and building manufacturing capacity for them. “Even though we’…

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Among businesspeople, Bill Gates ranks 7 out of 481Before him are Howard Hughes, Oskar Schindler, George Soros, Pierre de Coubertin, Cecil Rhodes, and Warren Buffett. After him are Ingvar Kamprad, John D. Rockefeller, Sepp Blatter, Aristotle Onassis, Vince McMahon, and David Rockefeller.

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Among people born in 1955, Bill Gates ranks 2Before him is Steve Jobs. After him are Bruce Willis, Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini, Rowan Atkinson, Tim Berners-Lee, Alain Prost, Kevin Costner, Jair Bolsonaro, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Willem Dafoe.

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Among people born in United States, Bill Gates ranks 61 out of 12,171Before him are Jack Nicholson (1937), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Robert De Niro (1943), Stephen King (1947), Charles Manson (1934), and Warren Buffett (1930). After him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Helen Keller (1880), Abraham Maslow (1908), George W. Bush (1946), Bob Dylan (1941), and John Dewey (1859).