Bill Gates Senior, Father Of Microsoft Co-Founder, Passes away At 94
Bill Gates Sr. the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has dies at 94 years.
Gates wrote on his website paying tribute to his father, ‘We will miss him more than we can express right now.’
My father’s intelligence, generosity, sympathy & humility had great influence on people around the world.
Gates Senior born on November 30, 1925 in Bremerton, Washington and attended Washington University.
After serving in World War-2, he returned home and became a lawyer.
He would later help his son develop the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he served as co-chairman.
Gates wrote, ‘The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would not be what it is today without my Dad.’
‘More than anyone else, he shape the foundation’s values.’
In his tribute, Gates recalled his father’s quiet influence on every aspect of his life,
Stating that his father’s unconditional support one of the reasons he, along with his business partner Paul Allen, at Microsoft Felt comfortable leaving college to develop.
In the early days of Microsoft, Gates wrote that he often enlisted the help of his father in legal matters.
Gates also credit to his father with influencing him, in which he play his most important roles – father & husband.
Bill Gates says when I am at my best, I know what I have learn from my father about honoring women, respecting personalities,
And guiding children’s choice with love & respect.
Microsoft’s current CEO- Satya Nadella, Gates Sr. called it an important part of the
Microsoft story, who play an important role in our community & influence our philanthropic programs.
Jay Inslee of Washington Government and his wife Trudi, express their condolences to the Gates family.
Bill Sr. was a man who care about the plight of many people & had the resources and the never-ending civil commitment to do something, the governor said in a statement.
They made a choice to use their funds & advocate for improving equity in our communities.
In addition Gates Sr. to his son, his children Christian & Elizabeth, as well as his second wife, Mimi Gardner Gates also survive.