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The network of… Bill Gates

Along with other prominent wealthy US citizens, the billionaire computer nerd has pledged to give most of his wealth to charity. We see some of his powerful connections.

August 19, 2010 6:37 by

There can’t be many people in the world who don’t know the story of Bill Gates, the self-made billionaire from the US West coast. Whether you’re technical geek, business dreamer or just curious observer, you’ll find few stories to match that of the child genius (1590 out of 1600 on his SATs) who changed the world.
Born in 1955 in Seattle, Gates was a young social misfit. He found acceptance in the world of computers when they were in their infancy, and devoted thousands of hours as a teenager to honing his skills. Sensing the future that lay before him he dropped out of college (Harvard, no less) and founded Microsoft, the software company that went on to dominate the entire computing industry for years.
With a net worth that can only be guessed at (Wikipedia says $53 billion), this month Gates joined the Giving Pledge, a program set up by American billionaires to give away their wealth. It’s inspired Kipp to take a look at his network.
Click “next” to see Bill Gates’s network.


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