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Bill Gates

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William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, author, investor, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of Microsoft, along with his late childhood friend Paul Allen. 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 45,108,773 page views. His biography is available in 158 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 155 in 2019). Bill Gates is the 2nd most popular businessperson (down from 1st in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from United States (down from 34th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Businessperson.

Bill Gates is most famous for co-founding Microsoft in 1975. He is one of the richest people in the world, and he has donated a lot of his money to charity.

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Among businesspeople, Bill Gates ranks 2 out of 601Before him are Howard Hughes. After him are Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, John D. Rockefeller, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Ingvar Kamprad, Sepp Blatter, George Soros, and Vince McMahon.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Gates ranks 37 out of 18,182Before him are Al Pacino (1940), Pocahontas (1595), Mark Twain (1835), Cher (1946), Henry Ford (1863), and Howard Hughes (1905). After him are Robert De Niro (1943), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Janis Joplin (1943), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Al Capone (1899), and George W. Bush (1946).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Bill Gates ranks 2Before him are Howard Hughes (1905). After him are John D. Rockefeller (1839), Warren Buffett (1930), Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), Tim Cook (1960), Colonel Sanders (1890), Ray Kroc (1902), P. T. Barnum (1810), and Steve Ballmer (1956).

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