The richest man on the planet
In any historical era really wealthy rich attracted many views and caused admiration and envy among many people. And all because in our world have long reigns cult of money, and it does not matter they are made of paper, copper or gold, are extracted skins of animals, livestock, or a sack of grain.
Money has always been and remains the key to prosperity and wealth, a means of providing comfortable conditions for life and high position in society. Special attention is drawn to the modern rich, the activities are being constantly monitored by the press, unearthing new details of their personal life, career success and behavior in society. And the wealthy man, the more the surrounding interested in the details of his biography.
One of the most respected publications, from year to year publish the list of the richest people in the world magazine «Forbes». For thirty years, he continues to hold a leading position in covering the issue of the financial wealth of the world’s billionaires in this 2016, on its pages appeared the next rankings, has a population of 1810 people.
Top of the list once again bill gates, which account for the last 22 years has 17 victories in the «Forbes» rating. The richest man on the planet at the moment, owns a capital of 75 billion dollars, which is 4 billion less than last year. This decrease is due to the charity work of the family gates, guiding to free cash flow improvement of medical services and preventive vaccination in countries that are developing. In General, this philanthropy took from the Bank account of the rich man 31.5 billion dollars.
Basic income bill gates gets from the ownership of shares of the Corporation «Microsoft», but he has other lucrative investments, including investments in othodopererabatyvayuschego enterprise «Republic Services», the national railway of Canada and health maintenance Ecolab. The billionaire also actively cooperates with the start-up company «Impossible Foods» producing products on a vegetable basis, with future plans to completely replace its meat.
Bill was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. All members of the family gates was a successful people who achieve high ranks and respect in society. So, his mother became the first female President of the «United Way», not counting his active work as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Washington. Men’s line was also outstanding: a great-grandfather at one time held the positions of Senator and mayor, the grandfather for many years was head of the National Bank, and his father was an influential corporate lawyer.
He studied the bill in one of the best schools in lakeside, where the reputation of a real computer genius. In 13 years the future billionaire was able to create my first program «noughts and Crosses». A year later he became friends with a high school student Paul Allen, is also indifferent to computing. Together they were the main programmers of the school that are searching and correcting system errors. For this activity the children did not get a penny, but gained invaluable experience.
After school, bill became a student of Harvard, but to get the diploma of prestigious educational institutions never succeeded: in the third year, the young genius decided to do more important things. However, at this University, he met Steve Ballmer, in the future, greatly influenced his destiny.
Around this time, gates started developing software for the first personal computer MITS Altair». Together with his school friend Allen, he in 1975, gives the original name of their total small company that sounds like «Microsoft».
Two years later, bill becomes a resident of Albuquerque, where he opens his own firm, which produces software for computers. In 1985 published the first version of «Windows», which made its Creator a billionaire in two years.
The title of the richest person on the planet to gates comes at the age of 45 years, when his capital reaches $ 12.9 billion. This time he manages to get his wife. With his wife Melinda French bill met in 1987, they met 7 years before we married in 1994. This event was shrouded in mystery, it was not one insightful journalist. And all because the leader of the list «Forbes» prudently rented in Hawaii, the whole island and bought absolutely everything-and all the tickets.
Becoming husband and wife, bill and Melinda settled into a cozy family nest in Washington state, worth $ 125 million. Gates used to live in luxury, so soon they had a private jet, a huge farm of 228 acres with five barns, a stable, private veterinary clinic, and a picture of Winslow Homer for $ 36 million.
Despite a large fortune and continued employment, bill is a great man. He spends a lot of time with their daughters Jennifer and Phoebe, and son Rory. He tries in every way to develop their children, leading them to numerous exhibitions, theatrical performances, visiting galleries and museums. Gates is not spoil children, and believes that they should be independent and responsible.
Free time billionaire prefers to spend a chartered yacht or on the Greenland ski resort luxury. His passion for luxury cars has long been known in the garage of founder «Microsoft» dozens of exclusive models, bought them both at the beginning of a career and in adulthood.
In 2008, gates left the helm of Microsoft and has dedicated his life to philanthropy. Now he is an active member of many charities and encourages other billionaires to join him. So, they launched «the Giving Pledge», offers half the proceeds to spend on helping the poor, already has in its composition of Mark Zuckerberg and Paul Allen.
A favorite pastime of bill in Detva was swinging on the swings. Now near his mansion is a huge trampoline, which he occasionally uses. According to the patron, this activity is the best means concentration of thought.