Bill Gates is co-founder of Microsoft, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founder of Breakthrough Energy and founder and chairman of TerraPower.
Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and led the company to become the worldwide leader in business and personal software and services. In 2008, Gates transitioned to focus full-time on the Gates Foundation’s work to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people. At Breakthrough Energy, he’s putting his experience as an innovator and problem-solver to work to address climate change by supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, big thinkers, and clean technologies.
Since 2006, Gates has also served as chairman of TerraPower, which aims to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.