Richest Man in America
Being a the richest man in the United States of America will not only allow you to get the different things that you want to have, it also allows you to gain the power that some people can never have. Power and wealth are always interconnected. With this, it is safe to say that the richest man in the United States of America is also one of the most influential in the said place.
Bill Gates is once again given the title for the richest man in America. With his 55 million dollars worth, he is also known to be the richest in the world. As we all know, Bill Gates became that rich because of the company that he founded few years ago. He is the co-founder of Microsoft and with the rise of technology; he was able to put himself on top of the industry in just few years.
Aside from being a businessman, he is also a philanthropist. He and his wife are focusing on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that they were able to put up 14 years ago. He has given almost 28 billion dollars in the organization. If you are going to look at the records for the past few years, Gates was able to ascend to the Bloomberg Billionaires index in 2007 when he was able to gain a value that is 72.7 billion. As a businessman, almost 27% of the wealth that he has is being stored in his company, Microsoft.
William Henry Gates III who is commonly known as Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955. He became famous when computer was introduced to people. As the person who is considered to be the largest shareholder, he is also holding a key position in the Microsoft Company. However, he decided to focus on the foundation that he and his wife founded few years ago. He left his position as the CEO and he focused in helping people and becoming a philanthropist.
As a young boy who also went to school as an ordinary man, Bill gates has already shown interest in developing programs for computers. During his time, the computers are still being introduced in different schools and he was able to establish his name in the field after few years. Bill and his former classmate, Paul Allen founded their company when they had enough knowledge and they were already confident about the program that they developed.
Just like other companies, Microsoft also experienced ups and downs. But at the end of the day, the founders of this company still emerged to be the most powerful in the industry. Bill Gates’ life is not that easy. As the richest man in America and in the whole world, he also heard a lot of criticisms and other words about him from different groups. Some would be criticizing him because of his wealth. But the thing is, he is not really holding on to what he has, instead, he is sharing it to those who need it.