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William H. (Bill) Gates - Chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft.
Born October 28, 1955
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... Married Melinda French (a Product Manager at Microsoft) on January 1, 1994 in Hawaii. First child, Jennifer Katherine, was born on April 26, 1996. 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. [BG FAQ]
bio at Bill Gates' Microsoft Web Site and
Bill Gates: Before Microsoft by John Mirick
Wealth: Down from the 100 billion + peak. See: Bill Gates Personal Wealth Clock for an up to the minute count. But 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 by Philip Greenspun
How to contact Bill Gates:

The Bill Gates FAQ says to try billg@microsoft.com or to his column at: askbill@microsoft.com.

Microsoft Corporation: (NasdaqNM:MSFT)
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

The "ecology" House:


[more photos] On the shores of Lake Washington [1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, WA 98039?map]. Costing $97 million ) and 66,000 square feet. ... originally spun as an "ecology house". An interview with Bill's Gatekeeper ... 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 [listed in county records as 48K square feet]
Books:


Books about or related to Bill Gates - from Books that mock Bill to Books for FOBs

phi·lan·thro·py
Date: circa 1623
1 : goodwill to fellowmen; especially : active effort to promote human welfare
2 a : a philanthropic act or gift b : an organization distributing or supported by philanthropic funds
- Webster

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program

Lawsuits ...

Now that Janet Reno's U.S. "Department of Justice" suit winds down, along comes AOL ...

"In the old, dog-eat-dog days, corporations battled for market share by introducing new goods and services, advertising, lowering prices, improving quality, adding features and offering superior service," Robert Levy, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, said in a statement. "Today's corporate giants like Netscape -- an Internet startup supposedly mangled by Microsoft, then acquired by AOL for a mere $10 billion -- can avoid the nitty-gritty of competition by sucking up to politicians and, if that doesn't work, filing an antitrust suit to punish any rival with the temerity to develop a better product." ... "I like AOL for some things, but as an ISP they suck," said Mike Gonver, a technical support representative for PC Power. "It's really hard to connect because you often get busy signals when you try to log on, and once you are on, chances are the service will disconnect you, usually right as the big file that you're downloading is almost completely downloaded. If I can't connect through my own service provider, it's not worth the hassle. A lot of our customers are saying the same thing." In a Consumer Reports magazine survey conducted in August, 60 percent of AOL users who responded said their connections had been interrupted during the previous month, the worst record of all surveyed ISPs. Exactly What Is AOL Up To? By Michelle Delio, Wired, Jan. 23, 2002

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