William Henry Gates passed away. Bill Gates mourned his father: “He is everything I want to be”
CNN reported that according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (Bill Gates) revealed that his father died on Monday, September 14. William Henry Gates II (William Henry Gates II) was 94 years old.
“We all have a long time to reflect on how lucky we are. For so many years, we have always had this amazing person in our lives,” Bill Gates wrote on his official blog.
Bill Gates said on Father’s Day in 2008,
My father has the same name as mine. After I founded Microsoft, people often ask him if he is the real Bill Gates. I always hope he answers “yes”. I want him to tell others that he is what everyone else aspires to be. Happy Father’s Day, to the real Bill Gates.
IT Home learned that Bill Gates was born in 1925 and was a veteran. He used to be a lawyer in Seattle. Before he retired, he was a partner of the law firm Preston Gates & Ellis, a law firm. It was renamed K&L Gates, and it is one of the top ten law firms in the United States, with more than 1,800 lawyers.
In 1994, after the death of his 40-year-old wife Mary from cancer, the old Gates had always hoped to use various social work to make him forget his grief, especially his wife’s beloved charity. When he retired in 1998, the elder Gates accepted the suggestion of his son and daughter-in-law Melinda, and served as the co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Foundation, working for the children, and has been engaged in charity.
Bill Gates said that his father played a vital role in the process of founding this charity organization, and this charity organization is also the core work of Gates since he took charge of Microsoft.
“Without my father, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would not have achieved what it is today.” Gates said.
The family statement did not give the cause of death, but said that William Gates II’s health has been declining.
“People used to ask my father if he was the real Bill Gates,” Bill Gates wrote. “The truth is, he is everything I try to be.”
Bill Gates’ father, Gates Sr., wrote the book “Every Child is Gates”, which tells the story of Bill Gates’ growth.