Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, and showed an early interest in computers. 

Gates enrolled at Harvard in 1973 but dropped out in 1975 to co-found Microsoft with Paul Allen. 

Microsoft became a leading software company, dominating the personal computer market with products like MS-DOS and Windows.

Gates became one of the world's wealthiest individuals due to Microsoft's success, amassing a fortune through software sales and licensing.

In 2000, Gates and his then-wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing on global health, education, and poverty eradication.

The Gates Foundation played a pivotal role in fighting infectious diseases, supporting vaccine research, and improving healthcare in developing nations.

Gates authored several books, offering insights into technology, business, and his vision for the future.

Gates expressed concerns about the potential risks associated with artificial intelligence and the need for ethical AI development. 

Gates engaged in various entrepreneurial ventures and investments beyond Microsoft, supporting technology startups and innovative projects. 

Gates has been married twice and has three children. His divorce from Melinda Gates in 2021 drew significant media attention, but he continues his philanthropic efforts.