Bill Gates

Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Breakthrough Energy Coalition
FWD.us

RelSci Relationships

6169

Primary Location

Medina, WA

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

10/1956 - Seattle, WA, United States

Age

65

Number of Awards

67

Estimated Net Worth

$86B

Interests

Golf, Tennis, Bridge, Reading

Relationships
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Founder at TerraPower LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Founder at Pivotal Ventures

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Meta

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Operating Officer & Secretary at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Technology Officer at TerraPower LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Executive Officer at Branded Entertainment Network, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman & Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Vice Chairman at University of Washington

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. We’re deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with that legacy. And being public has always meant being accessible. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others.

Ex-Spouse
Founder at Pivotal Ventures

Pivotal Ventures is a separate, independent organization to identify, help develop and implement innovative solutions to problems affecting U.S. women and families.

Parent, Deceased
Former President at The King County Bar Association

The King County Bar Association (KCBA) was founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1906 as a voluntary professional association. Today the mission of the King County Bar Association is to provide support to its diverse membership; promote a just, collegial and accessible legal system and profession; work with the judiciary to achieve excellence in the administration of justice; strive to benefit the community through its own efforts and those of its Foundation; and offer opportunities for public service and input into matters of public policy. Governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees, the bar currently has over 5,400 members, a staff of 35 and an annual budget of $3 million. The Executive Director as chief executive officer is responsible for the organization, operation and supervision of Association activities, as guided by policies and goals established by the board.

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Former Executive Director at Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum is a nom-profit organization which operates an art museum with global art collections, temporary installations, and exhibitions from around the world. The company was founded by Richard E. Fuller in 1906 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Education
Attendee
Class of 1973

Lakeside School is a coeducational private school for grades 5-12. The company provides an academic program through which educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA

Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Member
Current

Yellowstone Mountain Club LLC operates a ski and lodge facility. It provides ski runs, golf courses and other club facilities such as its cafes and restaurants. The company was founded by Edra Blixseth and Timothy Blixseth in 2000 and is headquartered in Big Sky, MT.

Member
Current

Augusta National, Inc. owns & operates golf club. It organizes and runs the golf Masters Tournament every year in April. The club was founded by Bobby Jones and Scotsman Alister Mackenzie in 1932 and is headquartered in Augusta, GA.

Career History
Co-Founder
2015 - Current

Technology will help solve our energy issues. The urgency of climate change and the energy needs in the poorest parts of the world require an aggressive global program for zero-emission energy innovation. The new model will be a public-private partnership between governments, research institutions, and investors. Scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs can invent and scale the innovative technologies that will limit the impact of climate change while providing affordable and reliable energy to everyone. The existing system of basic research, clean energy investment, regulatory frameworks, and subsidies fails to sufficiently mobilize investment in truly transformative energy solutions for the future. We cant wait for the system to change through normal cycles.

Co-Founder
2013 - Current

FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy—including comprehensive immigration reform and education reform.

Co-Founder
2010 - Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

ICOS Corp. manufactures medications to treat inflammation and other serious diseases. It focuses on the development of treatments for unmet medical conditions such as prostatic hyperplasia, hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension, cancer, and inflammatory diseases. The company was founded in 1989 by Christopher Henney and George Rathman and is headquartered in Bothell, WA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $250K
2018

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

$1,000 - $4,999
2018

Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university based in New York City, United States. It was founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St. John's College, placed in the care of the Society of Jesus shortly thereafter, and has since become an independent institution under a lay board of trustees, which describes the University as "in the Jesuit tradition." Fordham is composed of ten constituent colleges, four of which are for undergraduates and six of which are for postgraduates. It enrolls approximately 15,000 students across three campuses in New York State: Rose Hill in the Bronx, Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and Westchester in West Harrison. In addition to these campuses, the University maintains a study abroad center in the United Kingdom and field offices in Spain and South Africa. Fordham awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as various master's and doctoral degrees.

$50M
2017

Dementia Discovery LP seeks investment opportunities in companies located across the globe. The fund accelerates the discovery and development of new treatments for dementia. It provides financing for early stage equity tickets up to the $50K - $100K.

Political Donations
$100
2013

Representative from the 36th Legislative District at Washington House of Representatives

$900
2013

Representative from the 36th Legislative District at Washington House of Representatives

Investments
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VS, Inc. engages in the development of human-like surgical robotics. It creates virtual reality software for minimally invasive surgery procedures. The company was founded by Adam Sachs, Barry E. Greene and Sammy Khalifa in 2014 and is headquartered in Charlestown, MA.

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Ambri, Inc. designs and develops storage batteries. The firm's energy storage technology facilitate full integration of variable renewable generation like wind and solar, reduce electricity costs by reducing the need for power plants and transmission and distribution infrastructure, and lead to more reliable and resilient electricity systems. It also develops liquid-metal battery grid-scale energy storage technology. The company was founded by David Bradwell, Ortiz Luis and Donald R. Sadoway in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Mainspring Energy, Inc. develops engines for the distributed generation market. The firm offers semiconductor fabrication, surgical devices, concentrating solar power, gas turbines and automated genetic sequencing services. The company was founded by Shannon Lee Miller, Matt Svrcek and Adam Simpson in 2010 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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Advisors
Advisor

Co-Founder at I(X) Investments LLC

Advisor

Honorary Member, Editorial Board at International Journal of Computer Vision

Advisor

Co-Founder at Cambridge in America

Awards & Honors
Rank #4
2021
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #2
2020
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #2
2018
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Creative Works
Author
1999

Business @ the Speed of Thought

Author
1995

The Road Ahead

Actor/Actress
2010

Waiting for "Superman"

Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
Switzerland
2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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