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Bill Gates is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO, and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.
In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. Gates led the company as chief executive officer until stepping down in January 2000, but he remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect for himself.
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, which was established in 2000. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.
Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive. This opinion has been upheld by numerous court rulings.
Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people, an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding and ranking against those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.
From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years, and held it consistently from March 2014 to July 2017, with an estimated net worth of $89.9 billion dollars as of October 2017.
However, on July 27, 2017, and since October 27, 2017, he has been surpassed by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who had an estimated net worth of $90.6 billion at the time.
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4 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 05-23-18

A good overview of iconic Tech leader.

A quick interesting read of one of the leaders of the Technology industry.Although it is short it can offer a compelling insight into
this interesting person.



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5 out of 5 stars
By TJ Fitz on 06-14-18

Absolutely a Great Listen

This audio book was awesome. I was skeptical that an hour would be enough time, but I learned quite a bit about Bill! It hit all the major points, while still providing enough information to give a coherent story on his background. There were also some neat facts scattered around in there, like where the name "XBox" came from.

If you have even a fleeting curiosity of who Bill Gates is or how he got to where he is today, I would certainly recommend this book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-02-18

Way to short to be a book

Skims over everything. Could be much better with more detail. It’s well performed but leaves you wanting more.

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