welshnerd wrote:February 13th 2008:
Name: William Henry Gates III
Born: October 28, 1955 (age 52)
Occupation: Chairman, Microsoft Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
An American entrepreneur, software executive, philanthropist and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. Gates has been number one on the "Forbes 400" list from 1993 through to 2007 and number one on Forbes list of "The World's Richest People" from 1995 to 2007 with 58 billion U.S. dollars. In 1999, Gates's wealth briefly surpassed $101 billion causing him to be referred to in the media as a "centibillionaire". Time magazine named Gates one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century, as well as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Bill Gates and Microsoft have been criticised for there aggressive and oppressive marketing tactics.