Melinda Gates is a celebrated American philanthropist and businesswoman known for being the wife of billionaire business magnate and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates. In 2000, she and Bill founded the iconic philanthropic organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
She is the second of the four children born to Elaine Agnes Amerland and Raymond Joseph French Jr. In 1994, she and Bill Gates tied the knot. The marriage produced three children.
She has appeared multiple times in Forbes magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world.
In 2005, she and Bill Gates alongside Bono of U2 fame were jointly named Time Persons of the Year.
In 2015, she and Bill Gates were honored with the third-highest civilian honor in India, the Padma Bhushan, for their enormous philanthropic works over the years.
After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.Melinda Gates
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups - development, testing, marketing, user education.Melinda Gates
We talk a lot in our home together about where we're going, what I'm doing.Melinda Gates
is a famous American philanthropist,
who was born on
August 15, 1964. As a person born on this date, Melinda Gates is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 15) and the 66th most popular for the year (1964).
People born on August 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Melinda Gates is the 350th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Melinda Gates' birthday, Melinda Gates is the 2304th most famous American and ranks 21st in famous people born in Dallas, Texas, U.S.
In general, Melinda Gates ranks as the 4042nd
most popular famous person, and the 41st most popular businessman / businesswoman of all time.
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