25 Facts About Melinda Gates

1. Melinda Gates was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on January 31, 2016, in which he talks about his relationships with his father and Steve Jobs, meeting Melinda Ann French, the start of Microsoft and some of his habits.

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2. Melinda Gates has several investments outside Microsoft, which in 2006 paid him a salary of $616,667 and $350,000 bonus totalling $966,667.

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3. Melinda Gates has held the top spot on the list of The World's Billionaires for 18 out of the past 23 years.

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4. In 1987, Melinda Gates was listed as a billionaire in Forbes magazine's 400 Richest People in America issue.

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5. Melinda Gates posted the video after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg challenged him to do so in order to raise awareness for the disease ALS.

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6. Melinda Gates has credited the generosity and extensive philanthropy of David Rockefeller as a major influence.

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7. In March 2018, Melinda Gates met at his home in Seattle with Mohammed bin Salman, the reformist crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia to discuss investment opportunities for Saudi Vision 2030.

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8. Melinda Gates provided his perspective on a range of issues in a substantial interview that was published in the March 27, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

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9. In 2008, Melinda Gates appeared in a series of ads to promote Microsoft.

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10. Melinda Gates was an executive who met regularly with Microsoft's senior managers and program managers.

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11. Melinda Gates was a National Merit Scholar when he graduated from Lakeside School in 1973.

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12. Melinda Gates has one older sister, Kristi, and a younger sister, Libby.

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13. Melinda Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, on October 28, 1955.

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14. Melinda Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.

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15. Melinda Gates met his better half shortly after she began work at Microsoft as a product marketing manager in 1987.

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16. Melinda Gates was born in the year 1964 in Dallas, Texas.

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17. Melinda Gates developed an early interest in computers while taking an advanced math class at the Ursuline Academy, a Catholic school for girls.

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18. Melinda Gates was born on August 15, 1964, in Dallas, Texas.

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19. In 2017, Melinda Gates was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 12 in the list of 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide.

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20. Melinda Gates has donated over $10 million to her high school, Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

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21. Melinda Gates was appointed an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for her services to philanthropy and international development.

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22. In 2007, Melinda Gates received an honorary doctorate in medicine from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

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23. In November 2006, Melinda Gates was awarded the Insignia of the Order of the Aztec Eagle, together with Bill Gates, who was awarded the Placard of the same order, both for their philanthropic work around the world in the areas of health and education, particularly in Mexico, and specifically in the program "Un pais de lectores".

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24. Melinda Gates served as a member of Duke University's board of trustees from 1996 to 2003.

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25. Melinda Gates graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982.

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