Paul is among my closest friends, and I know him to be a strong and resilient individualMicrosoft co-founder Allen has lymphoma Nov 17, 2009
Our family was pretty typical as families go, with conflicts arising between parents and children at a certain ageJockstrip: The world as we know it. Jun 04, 2010
Our family was pretty typical as families go, with conflicts arising between parents and children at a certain ageBill Gates's dad talks teen troubles Jun 03, 2010
Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future, in which information technologies have advanced so far and fast that they enable humanity to transcend its biological limitations -- transforming our lives in ways we can only imaginCommentary: Singularity is here Jun 04, 2010
While my recollection of many of these events may differ from Paul's, I value his friendship and the important contributions he made to the world of technology and at MicrosoftPaul Allen explains Microsoft rift Mar 30, 2011
William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books.
Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Although he is admired by many, a number of industry insiders criticize his business tactics, which they consider anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts. In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.
Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.