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William H. (Bill) Gates - Chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft.
Born October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington - birth chart - interpertation
Reported to be the richest private individual in the World with a net worth of over 50 billion dollars. He dropped out of Harvard to pursue a career in software, founded Microsoft in the 1970s with Paul Allen. See the "official" bio at Bill Gates' Microsoft Web Site or Bill Gates: Before Microsoft by John Mirick

Net Worth MSFT
Down from the 100 billion $ + peak. See: Bill Gates Personal Wealth Clock for an up to the minute estimate. He still keeps topping Forbes list of the World's Richest People. Want to be as rich as Bill? See Why Bill Gates is Richer than You - Here is another site that keeps track of Bill's 1,209,713,228 shares of MSFT
Family Photo Album
Married Melinda French (a Microsoft Product Manager) on January 1, 1994 in Hawaii. First child, Jennifer Katherine, was born on April 26, 1996 and a son, Rory John Gates, was born on May 23, 1999. A third child, Phoebe Adele Gates was born in 2002. Bill's mother, Mary Gates died in 1994. Bill has two sisters, Kirsti and Libby. Kirsti is one year older than Bill and Libby is nine years younger.
The House
On the shores of Lake Washington. ... originally spun as an "ecology house". It took seven years to build the 40,000-square-foot mansion on a wooded five-acre compound in the moneyed Seattle suburb of Medina. Designed by James Cutler. Estimated cost: $97 million. Is the square footage 40,000, 66,000 or 48K as listed in county records? [more]
Interactive Tour at
Legal Troubles
arrested in New Mexico in 1977

Microsoft and the DOJ ... phi·lan·thro·py
phi·lan·thro·py Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program

Books by Bill Gates: The Road Ahead [amazon] and Business @ the Speed of Thought [amazon]
The Secret Diary of Bill Gates, by Bill G., Matthew Lombardi [amazon]
All I Really Need to Know in Business I Learned at Microsoft, by Julie Bick, July 1997 [amazon]
Overdrive : Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace - by James Wallace, 1997 [amazon]
more books about or related to Bill Gates

Is Microsoft somehow behind the SCO campaign to harass Linux users ? news

SCO - Linux - Microsoft connection?

SCO's Suit: A Match Made in Redmond? - Business Week, March 11, 2004
Just as the legal battle over Linux was about to become even more expensive, Microsoft suggested that a hedge fund invest in the outfit
Halloween X: Follow The Money - Excuse me, did we say in Halloween IX that Microsoft's under-the-table payoff to SCO for attacking Linux was just eleven million dollars? Turns out we were off by nearly an order of magnitude — it was much, much more than that.
"Whether or not Microsoft is secretly bankrolling the SCO Group for more than $100 million to attack Linux and the general open source community through questionable intellectual property lawsuits, NewsForge has learned that U.S. federal regulators may have begun investigating the relationship between the two companies -- and may also be looking closely at a number of other people and companies connected to them through stock or other business transactions. -

But who stands to gain the most from an SCO win? Microsoft. Linux is the primary force standing between Microsoft and domination of the computer world. The software giant is happily fanning customers' fears with an anti-Linux campaign while pumping money into SCO. Even though neither company has disclosed a dollar figure, sources close to SCO say Microsoft has spent more than $12 million on SCO licenses. The Most Hated Company In Tech - SCO's huge Linux suit against IBM is a long shot that may yield nothing but bile,, FEBRUARY 2, 2004

The Xbox Linux Project -- comprising programmers in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom -- began hacking a Linux operating system that would work with the game system, which now costs under $200. With its high-speed Internet connection, DVD capabilities and hard drive, the hardware device is the perfect shell for hackers to play with, creating a low-price computer for the masses. Linux: Xbox Got More Than Game By Brad King,, Jul. 19, 2002

Pie in the face - February 4, 1998
How to contact: The Bill Gates FAQ lists his e-mail address as - but this is probably not a good way to communicate - a letter to Microsoft might work better.
Microsoft Corporation: (MSFT)
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052



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