Birth Name: William Henry Gates III
Age: 59, born 28 October 1955
Country of origin: United States
Height: 5' 10"
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Melinda Gates
American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.
He is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009—excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the world's second wealth