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Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the co-founder, chairman, and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the world's largest software company as of April 2006. He is also the founder of Corbis, a digital image archiving company. Forbes international rich list has ranked him as the world's richest person for the last twelve straight years. In 1999, Gates' wealth briefly surpassed $100 billion, making him the world's first centibillionaire. When family wealth is considered, his family ranks second behind the Walton family.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He is widely respected for his intelligence, foresight, and ambition. He is also widely criticized as having built Microsoft's business through unfair, illegal, or anticompetitive business practices. Government authorities in several countries have found some of Microsoft's practices illegal, as in United States v. Microsoft.

Since amassing his fortune, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money (about 51% of his total fortune) to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founded in 2000. He, his wife Melinda and U2's lead singer Bono were collectively named by Time as the 2005 Persons of the Year. That same year he was given an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2006, Gates Foundation was awarded the Premio Principe de Asturias en Cooperacion Internacional.

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Written by Ahmed Danial on 2006-07-10 08:05:38
One Day ill become like him.......WORLD GENERATION
good on ya mate
Written by Zac on 2006-09-04 18:29:28
good on ya mate your a fricken genus
Genius
Written by Peter Pan on 2006-09-13 13:12:45
Dude You are So rich Can you lend some of your smarts to me? bye bye!
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Written by B on 2007-01-05 05:35:14
WHEN MY TIME IS COME I WILL SURPASS BILL GATES
great quotes
Written by julabask on 2007-03-08 04:38:25
these are great quotes hopefully someday i live like him
heyy
Written by wass up on 2008-02-15 15:21:48
ill be as rich as him one da!!!!
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Written by dev on 2008-02-15 15:24:56
i will be like him someday!!!!
 
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