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
FWD.us
The Giving Pledge

RelSci Relationships

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Primary Location

Medina, WA

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

10/1956 - Seattle, WA, United States

Age

62

Number of Awards

65

Estimated Net Worth

$86B

Interests

Golf, Tennis, Bridge, Reading

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Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft Corporation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Venture Partner at Lightspeed Management Co. LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President, US Program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Director-Customer Success at Microsoft Corporation

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Partner at Greylock Partners

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Founder at Technology Alliance

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Chief Executive Officer at Martha's Table, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Parent
Founder at Technology Alliance

Technology Alliance supports and promotes technology-based businesses and research institutions. It organizes programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities for education, research, and entrepreneurship technology advancement. The company was founded by William H. Gates Sr. in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Step Parent
Former Executive Director at Seattle Art Museum

TO PROMOTE AND CULTIVATE THE FINE ARTS.

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

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

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

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
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.

Co-Founder
2000 - Current

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Breakthrough Energy Ventures LLC seeks investment opportunities in clean energy technologies located in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The fund focuses on companies operating in the field of electricity generation & storage, transportation, industrial system use, agriculture, and energy system efficiency. The fund provides financing for seed, early and later stage capital requirements.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2008 - Current

TerraPower LLC provides nuclear energy technologies. It focuses on improving the design of nuclear reactors and is developing a new class of nuclear reactor called a Traveling-Wave Reactor. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III and Nathan P. Myhrvold in 2008 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

Independent Director
2004 - Current

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and Financial products. The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The General Re offers underwriting excess-of-loss, quota-share, and facultative reinsurance. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share reinsurance for insurers and reinsurers. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment involves providing fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and retailing. The Finance and Financial Products segment includes manufactured housing and consumer financing; transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing; and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Co-Chair, Board of Trustees
Current

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Trustee
Current

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was formed in 1997 as the William H. Gates Foundation. In 1999, the foundation was renamed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust was created in January 2000 through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which worked to expand access to technology through public libraries and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. The foundation participates in preventive approaches and collaborative endeavors with government, philanthropic and not-for-profit partners. Priority is given to grants that leverage additional support and serve as a catalyst for long-term, systemic change. The foundation also provides funds to promote greater equity in global health, education and public libraries. Through their partnerships in communities across the US, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to raising the high school graduation rate and helping all students, regardless of race or family income. The foundation is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Member, Honorary Council
Current

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours and an award-winning education program.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$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.

$50M
2014

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Political Donations
$500
2011

Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

$2,500
2011

Senator from Nevada

Investments
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Nimbus Therapeutics LLC provides drug discovery research services. It is a computational technology-driven paradigm to rapidly advance a diverse pipeline of novel small molecule product candidates into clinical development. The company was founded by Bruce Lee Booth in 2009 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Fictiv, Inc. specializes in providing engineering services with rapid prototyping to the manufacuring and hardware industry. It offers 3D printing, urethane casting and injection molding services. The company was founded by Nathan Evans and Dave Evans and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Etagen, 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

Former Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at I(X) Investments LLC

Advisor

Co-Founder at Polyverse Corp.

Advisor

Co-Founder at Cambridge in America

Awards & Honors
Rank #2
2018
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #2
2018
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #1
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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.