Bill Gates

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William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, 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 42,348,606 page views. His biography is available in 155 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 150 in 2019). Bill Gates is the most popular businessperson (up from 7th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from United States (up from 61st in 2019) and the 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 1 out of 604After him are Howard Hughes, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, John D. Rockefeller, Ingvar Kamprad, George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, and Vince McMahon.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Gates ranks 34 out of 15,968Before him are James K. Polk (1795), Michael Jackson (1958), Clint Eastwood (1930), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Charles Lindbergh (1902), and Al Pacino (1940). After him are Cher (1946), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), George Washington (1732), Howard Hughes (1905), Marlon Brando (1924), and Charles Manson (1934).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Bill Gates ranks 1After him are Howard Hughes (1905), Warren Buffett (1930), John D. Rockefeller (1839), David Rockefeller (1915), Vince McMahon (1945), Ray Kroc (1902), Colonel Sanders (1890), Hugh Hefner (1926), Tim Cook (1960), J. P. Morgan (1837), and J. Paul Getty (1892).

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