Bill Gates Net Worth 2023, Daughter, house, Children, Age and Biography

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Bill Gates is a technologist, a business boss, and a philanthropist. He had a wonderful family in Seattle, Washington, who supported his early interest in computers. A former college student dropped out to establish Microsoft with childhood buddy Paul Allen. Today, Bill and Melinda French Gates co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give back to society.

Bill was raised in Seattle with his two sisters. His late father, William H. Gates Sr., was a Seattle area attorney and served as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, a regent at the University of Washington, and the head of United Way International. Bill has three kids.

American businessman and computer programmer Bill co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company. Since 1975, Gates has been chairman, CEO, and principal software architect. He has become one of the world’s wealthiest since 1987 and was one of the earliest entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. From a young age, Bill was raised to be competitive by his successful lawyer father.

Bill Gates Photo

Bill Gates Photo


NameBill Gates
Full NameWilliam Henry Gates III
Nick NameTrey
Born (Date of Birth)Oct. 28, 1955 
Age (as 2023)68 Years
BirthplaceSeattle, Washington
Zodiac SignScorpio
HometownSeattle, Washington
Hobbies/HabitsPlaying Golf and Tennis
Food HabitThai and Indian food and concoctions
SchoolLakeside School
CollegeHarvard College, Harvard University
Profession Technologist, business owner, and philanthropist
FatherWilliam H. Gates Sr.
MotherMary Maxwell
SpouseMelinda French Gates (Divorced)
Daughter Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe


Growing up, Bill Gates was competitive, curious, and a deep thinker. His parents sent him to Lakeside School, a private prep school. At Lakeside, Gates excelled in math, science, English literature, and drama. History served as an inspiration for young Bill. The 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission required massive computers and billions of dollars of research. At that time, it was very cool to have a computer. Lakeside made an arrangement with Seattle and received Bill’ first computer.

Bill met Paul Allen, a computer enthusiast, after spending hours in the high school computer room. In 1973, Bill graduated from Lakeside and was accepted to Harvard. While at Harvard, Gates considered a career in law because he admired politics, but his actual passion was spending all day and night with the computer.

SchoolLakeside School
UniversityHarvard College, Harvard University

Physical Stats

Eye ColourGreyish blue
Hair ColourGrey


Bill Gates Age68 years
Bill Gates Birthday28 October


Bill Gates Height5′ Feet 10′ Inch
Height in Centimeters178 cm
Height in Inches155.44


Bill Gates Weight70kg
Weight in Pounds154.32


Starting Microsoft

Gates and Allen left Harvard in his junior year to build software for the developing personal computer market in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after this project’s success. Allen established Micro-Soft in 1975 by combining “micro” from “microcomputers” and “soft” from “software.” After dropping the hyphen. The company moved east of Seattle to Bellevue, Washington, in 1979.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft.

Microsoft’s operating systems and business relationships made it renowned. Gates and Allen licensed MS-DOS to IBM, the world’s largest computer builder, for its first microcomputer, the IBM PC, in 1980. They took the prudent decision to license the operating system to other corporations, which made them wealthy.

Finding Success

After Allen departed Microsoft for health reasons in 1983, the company had offices in Britain and Japan, and 30% of the world’s computers ran its software.

Gates’ cooperation with Apple on collaborative projects began years before. Gates came to the conclusion that Apple’s mouse-driven graphical interface, which displayed text and images on the screen, appealed to the typical user more than MS-DOS.

He ran ads stating that Microsoft was building an operating system with an Apple-like GUI. It was called “Windows,” and it worked with all MS-DOS software. It was a bluff—Microsoft had no such product in development—but it was smart as a marketing tactic: It would entice MS-DOS users to wait for new Windows software releases instead of switching to Apple’s Macintosh.

Gates and Microsoft launched Windows nearly two years after his announcement in November 1985. In 1989, Microsoft Office integrated Word and Excel into one system.

Risks of Success

Gates defended Microsoft against litigation and FTC and DOJ probes of improper computer manufacturer transactions. But the innovations kept coming. The first Xbox was released in 2001, and Windows 95 was released in 1995. Microsoft appeared unbeatable.

Gates resigned as Microsoft CEO in 2000, and Harvard friend and longtime executive Steve Ballmer took over. Gates became the principal software architect. Gates left his “daily” work at Microsoft in 2008 but remained board chairman until 2014, when he resigned but retained a board seat and became a technology adviser.

Marital Status

Gates married MBA and computer science graduate Melinda French on Jan. 1, 1994, while she worked at Microsoft. They live in Medina, Washington’s 66,000-square-foot Xanadu 2.0 estate overlooking Lake Washington, with their three children, Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe.

Marital StatusDivorced
Bill Gates WifeMelinda Gates (1987–1994)
GirlfriendPaula Hurd


After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates announced on May 3, 2021, that they were getting a divorce. The divorce was finalized on August 2, 2021.


Bill Gates FatherWilliam H. Gates Sr.
Bill Gates MotherMary Maxwell Gates
Bill Gates WifeMelinda French Gates
Bill Gates DaughterPhoebe Adele Gates, Jennifer Gates
Bill Gates SonRory John Gates

Bill Gates Family Photo

Bill Gates Family Photo


In 2007, the Los Angeles Times criticized the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for putting its money in companies that have been accused of making poverty worse and polluting a lot, as well as in pharmaceutical businesses that don’t sell in the developing world.

Social Media

Instagram8.2M Followers
Facebook43M Followers
Twitter63.5M Followers
YouTube3.02M Subscriber

Early Life

Bill was born in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 28, 1955, to attorney William H. Gates Sr. and businesswoman and bank executive Mary Maxwell, who served on the University of Washington Board of Regents from 1975 to 1993. He has two sisters.

Gates and his childhood buddy Paul Allen automated their high school’s payroll system and invented Traf-O-Data, a traffic-counting system they sold to local governments. Gates built his first software program at age 13. Allen and Gates intended to start their company right away, but Gates’ parents wanted him to finish high school and go to college to become a lawyer.

As a curious adolescent, he became interested in computers at school and wrote his first program. After he finished school, he went to the well-known Harvard College, but he didn’t stay there long enough to finish his degree. He left school to work on computers with former classmate Paul Allen and found Microsoft. Gates became a global entrepreneur with the company’s success. One of the world’s wealthiest people, Bill, founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his ex-wife. He has also authored or co-authored multiple books.

As a sophomore at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Gates joined Allen, a Honeywell programmer near Boston, to build software for the first microcomputers, subsequently dubbed PCs, in 1975. First, they adapted BASIC, a popular large-computer programming language.


2005“Knight Commander of the order of the British Empire”
2015“Padma Bhushan”
2016“Presidential Medal of Freedom”


Seattle, Washington1975

Jet Collection

THE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express
Private Plane of Bill
Boeing Business Jet

Car Collection

1979“Porsche 911”
1989“Ferrari 348”
2009“BMW 7 Series”
2010“Porsche 959 Sport”
2019“Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo”
2022“Roll Royce Ghost”


American billionaire entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Bill Gates Salary is $1 Million.

Net Worth

American billionaire entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Bill is worth $131 billion. Bill made his fortune as Microsoft’s co-founder, chairman, and CEO. Microsoft is under 1.3% of his ownership. He has sold Microsoft shares worth tens of billions of dollars. The earnings from his sales fuel Gates’ Cascade Investment LLC, which invests in hundreds of firms. Bill was the world’s richest for most of 1997–2008. After a few years with Carlos Slim, he regained the top rank until July 2017, when Jeff Bezos overtook him. Bill was one of the five richest people in the world for a decade.

Net Worth 2019$127 Billion
Net Worth 2020$130 Billion
Net Worth 2021$145 Billion
Net Worth 2022$118 Billion
Bill Gates Net Worth 2023$131 Billion


Is Bill Gates Jewish?

Yes, he belongs to a Jewish community in San Francisco.

Where does Bill Gates live?

Bill Gates has several houses; he has owned and designed his mansion in Lake Washington, Medina.

What is the IQ of Bill Gates?

The IQ of Bill Gates is 160.

What is Bill Gates net worth?

Bill Gates net worth is $131 Billion.

What are Bill Gates academic credentials?

Bill Gates left Harvard University before graduating.

How old is Bill Gates?

In 1955, Bill Gates was born. Right now, he is 68 years old.

Who does Bill Gates marry?

Melinda French, an American billionaire and former general manager at Microsoft, was
married to Bill Gates from 1994 to 2021.

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