CEO Today Top 50 – Bill Gates

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CEO Today Top 50

Name: Bill Gates

Net worth: Approx. $100 billion

Company: Microsoft

Bio: While not the current CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates remains an innovator at heart and one of the most acclaimed entrepreneurs of the computer industry. The Microsoft Corporation Founder has made such an impact on our modern world that you would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of him.

Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985. To this day, the incorporation of the improved personal computer he publicised has had a monumental worldwide influence, with over one billion PCs in use by the end of 2008. From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world for all but four of those years. He stepped down as CEO in 2000 but continues to work at Microsoft as Co-founder and Technology Advisor.

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

CEO Fact: Through his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates is currently planning to reinvent the toilet for countries that lack consistent access to clean water. “We want to reinvent the toilet, so it doesn’t need water piped in or out—just a chemical process. This is a 10-year quest.”

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