American business magnate and philanthropist
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is the co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft. He is the founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates is also famous for being the richest man in the world.
- "Instead of buying airplanes and playing around like some of our competitors, we've rolled almost everything back into the company."
- About the quote: Quoted while commenting to reporters during the IBM PC launch (1981). It was interpreted as a jab at Gary Kildall.
- Simple: We did not buy airplanes or play with the profits from our company unlike other companies. Instead we invested almost everything into the company.
- "Spam will be a thing of the past in two years' time."
- Simple: In two years, spam will no longer exist.
- "Gates forecasts victory over spam". BBC News (January 24, 2004). Retrieved on August 26, 2009