Bill Gates, Business Personality
• Born: 28 October 1955
• Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
• Best Known As: Founder and head of the Microsoft Corporation
Bill Gates is the most successful and richest businessmen in the history of the world,He is the head of the software company Microsoft and is one of the world's wealthiest men. Bill Gates has also received numerous awards for philanthropic work. Time magazine named Gates one of the most influential people of the 20th century. The magazine also named Gates, his wife Melinda, and rock band U2's lead singer Bono as the 2005 Persons of the Year. Gates also holds several honorary doctorates from universities throughout the world and an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2006, Gates and his wife were awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican government for their philanthropic work throughout the world in the areas of health and education.