Bill Gates: Computer Mogul and Philanthropist

Bill Gates: Computer Mogul and Philanthropist

by Michael A. Schuman

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft, is one of the wealthiest men in the world. He is also the world's largest private giver. Nowadays, when Bill Gates is in the news, he is likely to be talking about discovering vaccines rather than software. He and his wife, Melinda, are more often seen visiting slums in the world's poorest places than inside any of the buildings at Microsoft headquarters. By the end of 2005, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had given hundred of millions of dollars to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766026933
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Series: People to Know Today Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Celebrating With a Shirley Temple and Ice Cream     5
Lakeside Mothers Club to the Rescue     12
Bugs in the Machines     25
"We Hope Not a Turkey"     37
Long Days in the Desert     50
Dressing Up for IBM     62
"It's All About the Gooey"     72
"From Those to Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected"     91
Chronology     112
Chapter Notes     116
Further Reading and Internet Addresses     124
Index     125

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