|Born |William Henry Gates III | | |October 28, 1955 (age 57) | | |Seattle, Washington, U.S. | |Residence |Medina, Washington, U.S. | |Nationality |American | |Alma mater |Harvard University | | |(dropped out) | |Occupation |Co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft | | |Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | | |CEO of Cascade Investment | | |Chairman of Corbis | |Years active |1975–present | |Net worth |[pic]US$ 66 billion (2012) | |Board member of | | | |Berkshire Hathaway | |Religion |Agnostic | |Spouse(s) |Melinda Gates (1994-present) | |Children |3 | |Parents |William H. Gates, Sr. | | |Mary Maxwell Gates |
William H. Gates, III was born in Seattle, Washington, the second of three children, in between an older and a younger sister. His father was a successful attorney, and it was expected that young Bill would follow in his father's footsteps. He was a notably gifted student who did well in all subjects but showed a special aptitude for mathematics. When he was 13, his...
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