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The Wealthiest Man In The World – Bill Gates

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If your net worth is $78.9 billion then you are officially the wealthiest man in the world and your name is Bill Gates. As quickly as Bill Gates wealth has grown from his computer revolution, he has tried just as quickly to give it away, which definitely makes him stand out from other Silicon Valley billionaires. He and wife Melinda are considered among the most generous philanthropist in the world. In fact the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given away so much money that Bill Gates has slipped from his position as richest man in the world a few times just out of sheer generosity.

billgates-youngBill Gates was born into advantaged but middle class beginnings being the son of a lawyer and a school teacher in Seattle, WA.

His parents recognized his academic genius and enrolled him in the rigorous Lakeside School where he met future Microsoft founder Paul Allen. After high school Gates went on to Harvard as a pre-law major, but quickly changed tracks to tackle the school’s upper level math and computer classes.



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