Bill Gates Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Marital Status: Divorced
Hometown: Seattle
Age: 68 Years

Bill Gates

Full NameWilliam Henry "Bill" Gates III
Profession(s)Entrepreneur, American Business Magnate, Investor, Author and Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
[1]LinkedIn Height5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye ColourGreyish Blue
Hair ColourGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthOctober 28, 1955
Age (as of 2023) 68 Years
BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownSeattle, Washington, USA
SchoolLakeside School
CollegeHarvard College, Harvard University
Educational QualificationGraduation
FamilyFather- 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
ReligionChristianity (He attends a Roman Catholic Church) [2]INSIDER
HobbiesPlaying Golf and Tennis
SignatureBill Gates Signature
ControversiesIn 2007, the Los Angeles Times criticized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for investing its assets in companies which have been accused of worsening poverty, polluting heavily, and pharmaceutical companies that do not sell into the developing world
FoodThai and Indian food,
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced

Note: On 3 May 2021, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage. [3]BBC The divorce was finalized on 2 August 2021. [4]CNBC
Marriage DateJanuary 1, 1994
Sexual OrientationStraight
Affairs/Girlfriends• Melinda Gates (1987-1994)
• Paula Hurd (widow of Mark Hurd, the CEO of the software company Oracle, who died in 2019) [5]NDTV
Bill Gates with Paula Hurd
WifeMelinda Gates
Bill Gates with his wife
ChildrenSon- Rory John Gates
Daughter- Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
Bill Gates with his wife and children
GrandchildrenHis daughter Jennifer Gates welcomed her first child with her husband, Nayel Nassar, in March 2023.
Bill Gates with his granddaughter
Money Factor
Net Worth$127.5 billion (as of March 2024) [6]Forbes
Cars CollectionPorsche 911
Porsche 911
Porsche 930
Porsche 930
Porsche 959
Porsche 959
Jet CollectionTHE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express,
Private Plane of Bill Gates
Boeing Business Jet
Boeing Business Jet
House/EstateXanadu 2.0
Xanadu 2.0

Bill Gates

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill Gates

  • Does Bill Gates smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Bill Gates drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Bill Gates was fanatical about Computers and Programming.
  • Gates admitted in Lakeside School, one of handful schools in the US with a computer terminal at the time.
  • Gates 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 “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 writing by Leonardo Da Vinci.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Codex Leicester
  • His net worth briefly surpassed $101 billion 1999, causing the media to call “cent billionaire.”
  • A money machine in the most authentic sense of the word would show that Gates makes in 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 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 in charity about 99.96 percent of their wealth.
  • In July 2022, shared his 48-year-old resume, his first resume, addressing his followers that he was sure that their resume looks better than his. While sharing the resume on social media, he wrote,

    Whether you’re a recent grad or a college dropout, I’m sure your resume looks a lot better than mine did 48 years ago.”

    Bill Gates' first resume

    Bill Gates’ first resume

  • On 13 May 2024, Melinda Gates announced her decision to step down as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.