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Bill Gates: His Life in Pictures

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Bill Gates: His Life in Pictures

Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. He’s also changed the way we live and work. Gates started Microsoft more than three decades ago, with the goal of bringing computers into everyone’s home and onto everyone’s desk. These days, he’s more focused on giving his wealth away.

Here’s a look at his life from teenage whiz kid to self-made billionaire to philanthropist.

By Michelle Fox
Posted 12 January 2012

Photo: Ed Kashi | Getty Images