NAME: Bill Gates
BORN: October 28, 1955 (age 61)
KNOWN FOR: Microsoft, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cascade Investment, Branded Entertainment Network, Terra power

William Henry “Bill” Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books.