William Henry Gates III steps down from the most powerful company in the world (2000)


 
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Saturday, 13 January 2018


2000 -

On this day in the year 2000, William Henry Gates the third, better known as Bill Gates, steps down as executive officer. He didn’t completely stop working at Microsoft. He became Chief Software Architect, because he wanted to focus more on new software and technologies. Right now Bill Gates is one of the richest, but also most giving, man alive.



Charity man
Bill gates isn’t just known for creating Microsoft. He is also known for his philanthropy. Gates’ and his wife founded a private organisation. The primary goal of the organisation is to enhance health care and battle poverty across the entire globe. For instance, in total the organisation spent 1.4 billion on malaria control.

Richest man
Despite giving so much to charity Bill Gates still has a lot of money. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson once compared a man with a normal job, to Bill Gates. He calculated that for every almost 25 cents the man owns, Bill Gates owns 45.000 US Dollars. So he stated that Gates would only bend over for $45000 or more if he would find it in the street.



360 trivial fact
Gates has always been tech savvy, in high school he managed to hack his own school. He enrolled himself in classes where he would be the only boy. Although this didn’t really lead to much, he admitted to the BBC, since he wasn’t very good at talking to girls.

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