Bill Gates
#78 Overall Influence

Bill Gates

American business magnate and philanthropist

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Why is this person notable and influential?

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer , president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Schools

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Notable Works

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  • The Road Ahead
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#1 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Business
#3 World Rank #2 USA Rank
Computer Science