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Bill Gates: Behind the man

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BILL GATES: WHAT LIES BEHIND THE MAN? I. Bill Gates is one of the top rich men in the world in the last ten years according to Forbes. II. Bill Gate personal information A. Education B. Job C. Achievements D. Awards III. Bill Gates is the most successful business man in the world today, and he is also in the fastest growing industry in the world. Bill Gates is one of the top rich men in the world in the last ten years according to Forbes. He is a famous American entrepreneur and software executive. In the last ten years, he was listed as number one on Forbes list of "The World's Richest People" from 1995 to 2007. However, in the first three months of 2008, he became the second rich men on Forbes list. He was born in Seattle on October 28, 1955 in a family with a rich history in business, politics, and community service. His great-grandfather was a state legislator, his grandfather was the vice president of the national bank, and his father was a prominent lawyer. ...read more.

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Therefore, he placed Ray Ozzie in charge of day-to-day management and Craig Mundie in charge of long-term product strategy. One of his last inventions before his leaving was the creation of a robotics software group at Microsoft. Bill was not only a successful businessman but also a generous person who committed himself to charitable work. He donated the money raised from selling his two books to organizations that support the use of technology in education. Gates' first book, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, held the number one spot on the New York Times' bestseller list for seven weeks. His second book, Business @ the Speed of Thought, shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways, and is available in more than 60 countries. Apart from his books, Gates founded an archive of photography and art collections from all over the world. In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates is interested in biotechnology. He sits on the board of ICOS, a company that specializes in protein-based and small-molecule therapeutics, and he is an investor in a number of other biotechnology companies. ...read more.

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In 2006, he and his wife were awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle for their efforts and their philanthropic work around the world in the areas of health and education. Bill's wealth makes him one of the richest men in the world. Beside to Microsoft's profits, his investments outside the company raised his salary up to $966,667. His wealth surpassed $101billion. Accordingly, he was named by the media as a "centibillionaire" in 1999. However, he does not like the fact that he is the richest man on earth because of the attention drawn to it. However, because of his wealth, he lives in a house in Washington which worth $125 million with his wife Melinda and his three children: Jennifer Katharine Gates (1996), Rory John Gates (1999) and Phoebe Adele Gates (2002). Bill Gates is the most successful business man in the world today, and he is also in the fastest growing industry in the world. Being the head of Microsoft, he is the richest man alive, and one of the most powerful and influential men in the world. There are many battles going on about the vast monopoly Microsoft has on the industry. However, he earned this domination because of his dedication to his work and his high level of competition and intelligence. ...read more.

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