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
The Giving Pledge
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

RelSci Relationships

9831

Primary Location

Medina, WA

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

10/1956 - Seattle, WA, United States

Age

63

Number of Awards

65

Estimated Net Worth

$86B

Interests

Golf, Tennis, Bridge, Reading

Relationships
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Co-Founder at The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Founder at Technology Alliance

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Founder at Pivotal Ventures

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Founder at TerraPower LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Operating Officer, Operations at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Microsoft Corporation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President, US Program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

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

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Greylock Partners

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Founder at Intentional Software Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

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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
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
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.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Cascade Investment invests primarily in fixed-income securities. The firm employs a macroeconomic approach that focuses on interest and inflation rates, market trends and sector growth rates. They utilize a value-oriented equity investment approach that focuses on investments in stocks that are undervalued and under-followed as the result of negative trends in the market. The firm may short position and invests in commodities and private equity.

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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$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

Former Senator from Nevada

Investments
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Memphis Meats, Inc. develops technology to produce meat from stem cells of animals. Its products include hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and meatballs. The company was founded by Uma Valeti, Nicholas Genovese and Will Clem in 2015 and is headquartered in San Leandro, CA.

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Echodyne Corp. develops metamaterials-based radar technology. It provides scanning, tracking, and imaging technology that is applicable to environmental conditions. The firm offers EchoGuard, EchoFlight and Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) redars and subsystems. The company was founded by Tom Driscoll and Eben Whitfield Frankenberg in 2014 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

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Luminous Computing, Inc. builds up a photonics chip that will deal with workloads required by AI at the speed of the light. The company was founded by Michael Gao, Marcus Gomez and Mitchell Nahmias in 2018 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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Advisors
Advisor

Co-Founder at Cambridge in America

Advisor

Co-Founder at Polyverse Corp.

Advisor

Co-Founder at I(X) Investments LLC

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.

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