Why Bill Gates is A Hero – A Brief Discussion

Bill Gates with family

Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by binkhalid

People can be philanthropists in many ways. If they do something good and useful that can make a different in our world. There are many famous personalities you can find surrounding you. But we will discuss about a person who has changed the world by his talent and hard work.

We all know about the famous world-leading multinational technological company named Microsoft. More than the company the leader of the huge tech company is famous and he is none other than Henry William Gates or commonly known as Bill Gates. In our modern times, he and his ideas, habits are different from usual, so that he can be considered a hero to our generation.

So, before we conclude why Bill Gates is a hero for the present generation and in the future, let’s learn about him a bit at first.

Basic Introduction

The owner of Microsoft was born on 28 October 1955, in Seattle, Washington, the US in the family of Bill Gates Sr (father) and Mary Maxwell (Mother). He was a student of Lakeside school and in his later life a dropout from Harvard University. Even after dropping out, he has many titles under his collars like ‘Chairman and Co-founder of TerraPower’, ‘Chairman and Founder of Branded Entertainment Network’, and so on. He owns the very well known brand of Microsoft. His spouse Melinda Gates and his 3 children namely Rory John Gates, Jennifer Katherine Gates, and Phoebe Adele Gates make up the Gate family.

Professional life

After his drop out from Harvard University, he and his childhood friend Paul Allen together created the Microsoft in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was one of the largest personal computer software company.

In the early ’80 Bill Gates was busy to design programming language for the Apple II. That time Apple was bigger than Microsoft. During this period the Mac graphical interface was about to come out and Jobs offered to Gate for Mac. Gates accepted the offer and introduce Mac operating system.

The chairman and CEO of Microsoft were Bill Gates himself until 2000 when he stepped down to the only CEO. In 2006, he declared that he would be working part-time in Microsoft and a full time in Bill and Melinda Gates foundation which his spouse Melinda Gates, established in 2000. In 2014, he stepped down as Technology Advisor to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella. From 1987, he has been included in the list of ‘Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people’ where he had been leading the top list for 4 times from 1995 to 2017. He can also be listed as ‘Software Developer’, ‘investor’, ‘entrepreneur ‘, ‘philanthropist’.

Personal life

Bill Gates married Melinda French on January 1, 1994, on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. The family of Gates with 3 children resides on Xanadu 2.0 which is on the side of a hill on Medina, Washington. Bill Gates in an interview stated that he raised his children with religious faiths and he believes that the moral of the religious faiths is important. So, he and his wife visit a Catholic church, and their children namely Rory John Gates, Jennifer Katherine Gates, and Phoebe Adele Gates also visit the church. He also believes that before science was so developed like the present time, it was religious beliefs that used to fill up the realms and still those do. Along with religion, Gates is an avid reader and also purchased the collection of scientific writing of Leonardo the Vinci called the ‘Codex Leicester’. He also does exercise in the form of games, he plays golf, bridge, and tennis. He plans him every day on a minute-to-minute basis just like a president or any eminent person would schedule.

A philanthropist

Less than two decades Bill Gates is famous for his decision to improving the world by making various sector that helps poor people. His foundation is working for the whole planet. He believes all are same and all have same value. So, he and his wife Melinda Gates foundation working for the child mortality in Africa. Through their effort and activeness of the foundation they have saved many children lives.

All of these, the contributions of his foundation are not countable. They are acquired thousands of scientists to help create live saving medicine and vaccine, such as HIV.

Gates always encourages people do something good and donate to others what they are capable to do.


Bill Gates is one of the people holding the position in the list of top 10 wealthiest people of the world but he shows no such sign of huge wealth and hence proves the saying “being rich is the task, not looking rich”. He is very punctual, learner, and very humble. We indeed have a lot to learn and hence considering him as a hero is surely not a mistake.