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Bill Gates has just turned 60 – here is his life in pictures

The name Bill Gates has a certain degree on immortality about it. His vast fortunes have been resolute at the ether reaches of the world’s Rich List for decades – he is currently valued at $79.2 billion. He is a business magnate, stalwart philanthropist and, arguably, the most revered entrepreneur of our generation – if not all time.

Here is his life in pictures:


Teenage Bill Gates (right) and Paul Allen at Lakeside High School.


Graduate Gates during Commencement at the Lakeside School in 1973.


Gates was arrested by New Mexico police for speeding, 1977.


Bill Gates in his Bellevue office, 1980.


Gates and Allen.


Young CEO Bill Gates, about 27, in his Microsoft office in 1982.

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda on their wedding day.

INDIA / Bihar / Khagaria District / 12 May 2010 Bill Gates meets with local health staff including the Auxilliary-Nurse-Midwife (Kumari Kiran Bharti in white sari), the Anganwadi worker (Mamta Kumari in dark green) and the Asha worker (Munni Devi in lemon printed sari) at the village Anganwadi in Guleria. On Bill Gates' right is Nirbhaya Nath Mishra (UNICEF). Bill Gates visited Guleria village today to learn about the polio program. He was accompanied by CK Mishra (Principal Secretary Department of Health & Family Welfare, Bihar), Abhay Kumar Singh (District Magististrate, Khagaria), Dr. Hemant Shukla (WHO), Nirbhaya Nath Mishra (UNICEF) and a Gates Foundation team comprising of Tim Peterson, Ashok Alexander & Usha Kiran.

Bill Gates in India, checking on polio eradication.


And don’t forget his Ice Challenge video…

Further Reading

The Diary ― 5 years ago

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