Bill Gates

1955 - Today

Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, 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 32,716,019 page views. His biography is available in 150 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular businessperson.

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  • 150

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  • 10.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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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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In United States

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).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Bill Gates ranks 3Before him are Howard Hughes (1905) and Warren Buffett (1930). After him are John D. Rockefeller (1839), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), P. T. Barnum (1810), Colonel Sanders (1890), J. Paul Getty (1892), Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), and Hugh Hefner (1926).

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