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.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda on their wedding day.
Bill Gates in India, checking on polio eradication.
And don’t forget his Ice Challenge video…