Bill Gates Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife & More

Bill Gates Biography: William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

Bill Gates Biography

Bill Gates

Real Name William Henry “Bill” Gates III
Nickname Trey
Profession Entrepreneur, American business Magnate, Investor, Author, and Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Eye Colour Greyish Blue
Hair Colour Grey
Personal Life
Date of Birth October 28, 1955
Age (as in 2020) 65 Years
Birth Place Seattle, Washington, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Hometown Medina, Washington, U.S.
School Lakeside School
College Harvard College, Harvard University
Educational Qualifications Graduation
Family Father– William H. Gates Sr.
Mother– Mary Maxwell Gates
Bill Gates with his Parents
Brother– N/A
Sister– Libby Gates,
Bill Gates with his sister Libby Gates
Kristi Gates
Kristi Gates
Religion Christianity (He attends a Roman Catholic Church)
Hobbies Playing Golf and Tennis
Signature Bill Gates Signature
Controversies In 2007, the Los Angeles Times criticized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for investing its assets in companies that have been accused of worsening poverty, polluting heavily, and pharmaceutical companies that do not sell into the developing world
Favorite Things
Favorite Food Thai and Indian food,
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 1st Jan 1994
Sexual Orientation Straight
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Melinda GatesBill Gates with his wife
Children Son– Rory John Gates
Daughter– Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
Bill Gates with his wife and children
Money Factor
Net Worth US$132 billion
Cars Collection Porche 911
Porche 911
Porche 930
Porsche 930
Porche 959
Porsche 959
Jet Collection THE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express,
Private Plane of Bill Gates
Boeing Business Jet
Boeing Business Jet
House/Estate Xanadu 2.0
Xanadu 2.0


Bill Gates

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill Gates Biography

  • Does Bill Gates smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Bill Gates drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Bill Gates was fanatical about Computers and Programming.
  • Gates admitted to Lakeside School, one of the handfuls of schools in the US with a computer terminal at the time.
  • Gates’s first computer program ever was a tic-tac-toe game.
  • Gates hacked his school program to schedule students in classes, changing the code so that he was placed in classes with a “disproportionate number of interesting girls.”
  • Gates graduated from Lakeside School with a score of 1590 out of 1600 and then went to Harvard in 1973 where he met Steve Balmer.
  • In 1975, Gates dropped out of Harvard and joined his childhood friend Paul Allen to form a company which they named “Micro-Soft.” The hyphen fell off within a year.
  • In 1977 he was arrested in New Mexico for driving without a license.
  • Gates paid $30.1 million at an auction in 1994 for the Codex Leicester, a collection of writings by Leonardo Da Vinci.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Codex Leicester
  • His net worth briefly surpassed $101 billion in 1999, causing the media to call “cent billionaire.”
  • A money machine in the most authentic sense of the word would show that Gates makes on average about $250 per second, $15,000 per minute, and almost $20 million every day.
  • From 1995 until 2007, Gates was the richest man on the Earth, before being dethroned momentarily by Mukesh Ambani.                                                                                                                                                                             Mukesh Ambani
  • If he was a country, Gates would be the 37th richest country on earth.
  • Xanadu 2.0, Gates family mansion, brags a 17-by-60-foot swimming pool with an underground music system and a floor painted in a fossil motif.
  • In 1987, Gates was included in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people.
  • In February 2014, he stepped down as chairman of Microsoft, taking on a new post as technology adviser to support newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.                                                                                                                          Satya Nadella
  • Bill and Melinda Gates have said that they intend to leave their three children with $10 million each as their inheritance. With only $30 million kept in the family, they would spend all their wealth on charity about 99.96 percent of their wealth.
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