Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Fame- Bill Gates



Bill Gates


Net Worth
$72 B As of September 2013
        • Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
        • Age: 58
        • Source of Wealth: Microsoft, self-made
        • Residence: Medina, WA
        • Country of Citizenship: United States
        • Education: Drop Out, Harvard University
        • Marital Status: Married
        • Children: 3
 Sir Bill Gates is the wealthiest man in the U.S. (and the world, for that matter) in fact as at September 2013(Just Last Year Folks!) he had a net worth of $ 72 B(that's 72 USSD folks! ).Despite past gifts of more than $28 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He bolstered his foundation's efforts to eradicate polio in April, securing $335 million in pledges to the cause from six billionaire comrades, including $100 million each from Mexico's Carlos Slim and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Shares of Microsoft jumped in late August on news that Steve Ballmer will step down as CEO; Gates will remain chairman of the software company. He and Warren Buffett have thus far convinced over 100 of the super rich to sign on to the Giving Pledge, a promise to donate at least half one's net worth to charity.

Below is a report by Forbes as at 2013 on Gates:

Bill Gates remains atop The Forbes 400, a perch he's held since 1994, despite giving away $28 billion, most of it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He's also again the world's richest person, having reclaimed that title from Mexico's Carlos Slim earlier this year. Gates bolstered his foundation's efforts to eradicate polio in April, securing $335 million in pledges from six billionaire comrades, including $100 million each from Slim and Mike Bloomberg. Shares of Microsoft jumped in late August on news that Steve Ballmer will step down as CEO, but Gates will remain chairman of the software company he cofounded in 1975 with Paul Allen. His stake in Microsoft represents less than a fifth of his fortune. Gates' investment firm, Cascade, owns chunks of tractormaker Deere & Co., Canadian National Railway and Mexican Coke bottler Femsa.
Will this Monarch who is a force to be reckon with still make headlines in the year 2014 despite the various setbacks late last year? Keep visiting to find out



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