Bill Gates is an American software executive, entrepreneur, and the chairman of the Microsoft Corporation. He was born into a wealthy family. He was excellent in his school work and attended Harvard College, but he never graduated and still does not have a college degree to this day. He married Melinda French on January 1, 1994 and now have 3 children. He was one of the key figures in the PC revolution. He founded Microsoft, a company that would later on let the common person use a computer easily through its software. The success of his company enabled him to become the richest man in the world from 1993-2006. Bill gates is also a leading philanthropist. He founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has given away over 7 billion dollars. He gave away over 29 billion dollars since the year 2000.