William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington) is an American business magnate, computer programmer and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive officer (CEO) and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people.Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.He has also authored or co-authored several books. Bill Gates also a co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with his wife and co-chair, Melinda.Foundation’s primary issues―global health and ensuring that low-income minority students are prepared for college and have the means to attend.