William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books. Starting in 1987, Gates was included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014. Between 2009 and 2014, his wealth doubled from US$40 billion to more than US$82 billion. Between 2013 and 2014, his wealth increased by US$15 billion. Gates is currently the wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of US$77.3 billion. Gates is one of the b... More
Bill Gates Quotes
Bill Gates #Business #Technology
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
Bill Gates #Cool
It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof.
Bill Gates #Failure #Success
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates #Food
We should all grow our own food and do our own waste processing, we really should.
Bill Gates #Teacher #Technology
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Bill Gates #Good
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Bill Gates #Dad
Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.
Bill Gates #Life #Money
I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do?
Bill Gates #Life
Life is not fair get used to it.
Bill Gates #Life
Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Bill Gates #Love
People everywhere love Windows.
Bill Gates #Money
We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
Bill Gates #Morning #Religion #Time
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Bill Gates #Success #Teacher
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates #Technology
The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.
Bill Gates #Food #Future
Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.
Bill Gates #Truth
Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.
Bill Gates #Experience
DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience.
Bill Gates #Success
In inner-city, low-income communities of color, there's such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success.
Bill Gates #Death
The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
Bill Gates #Dreams #Great
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Bill Gates #Food
If you're using first-class land for biofuels, then you're competing with the growing of food. And so you're actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture.
Bill Gates #Funny
Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
Bill Gates #Great
I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software.
Bill Gates #Time
Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they're not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them.