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What is Bill Gates famous for?

Bill Gates being the fourth richest man in the world and one of the most powerful men in technology, has always ruled the news headlines. Sometimes for his contribution to the world of technology and other times for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s extraordinary work. In today’s article, we shall be discussing what makes Bill Gates so relevant over all these years.

Bill Gates met Steven Ballmer at Harvard, where both were enrolled as students in the year 1973; however, Bill left the following two years. The duo launched Microsoft in partnership in 1975. The launch of the first version of Windows in 1985 flooded the news all across the world and made him a billionaire by the age of 31 years. The success of Microsoft spread like wildfire and was soon adopted by business programming, entertainment, video games, word processing and other tech industries across the globe. Bill Gates and Steven Ballmer made Microsoft reach such great heights that even the duo wouldn’t have imagined.

However, Gates stepped down as the CEO of Microsoft in 2000, which led Steven Ballmer to head the corporation fully. He continued to serve as the core member of the board until the year 2020, after which he decided to stay committed to his philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill and his now ex-wife, Melinda Gates, set up the world’s largest foundation, worth more than $ 50 Billion, that works towards the betterment of society, upliftment of disentangled groups and empowerment of women and children around the world. Foundation’s philanthropical work focuses on poverty, health, and education and has drastically changed the lives of billions of people. Africa, China, East Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East and North America are the places that have benefitted from the extraordinary work of the foundation in the past and continue to do so.

Is Bill Gates running for president?

The billionaire was recently trending on the internet, where people were anticipating if  will Bill Gates run for president. However, Bill cleared the air on Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’, where Bill and Melinda were invited as guests on Tuesday Night. The host asked if either of Bill and Melinda were looking forward to running for office, to which he replied, “We work with the politicians, but neither of us will choose to run for office”. Later, he added that they would like to focus on what they specialize in and hope they get good politicians.


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