In 2000 she co founded the bill melinda gates foundation with her husband bill gates the world s largest private charitable organization as of 2015. Learn more about her life and career.
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Melinda french gates young. Global health global development and community and education causes in the u s. Born august 15 1964 is an american philanthropist and a former general manager at microsoft. Her full name is melinda ann gates née french.
Bill gates the co founder of microsoft hardly needs an introduction. Bill gates wife melinda gates was born melinda ann french to ray french and elaine french in dallas texas august 15 1964 she has an older sister and two younger brothers according to. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world s most powerful women by forbes.
Her father s name is raymond joseph french jr. Elaine who wished she had gone to college placed a strong. Melinda ann french aka melinda gates is an american businesswoman and philanthropist.
Melinda gates is the wife of microsoft founder bill gates. Melinda s father ray french was an aerospace engineer during her upbringing while her mother elaine french was a stay at home mom. She worked as a project manager for expedia microsoft encarta and microsoft bob.
Gates maintains her position as most powerful woman in philanthropy as co chair of the bill and melinda gates foundation. But this tech giant s wife melinda gates is equally as impressive. The couple co founded the bill and melinda gates.
Melinda ann gates née french. In 1986 she graduated with a bachelor s degree in computer science and economics from duke university and earned mba from duke s fuqua school of business in 1987. Melinda gates maiden name is french.
Melinda s biographies across the web only tell us that her father raymond was an apollo aerospace engineer and her mother elaine agnes amerland was a housewife. She is best known for her philanthropic work as the co founder of the bill melinda gates foundation she completed her bachelor s degree in economics and computer science from the duke university and pursued mba from duke s fuqua school of business where she was a member of the kappa alpha theta sorority beta rho chapter. It has three divisions.
Born in dallas on aug. Melinda gates american businesswoman and philanthropist who with her husband microsoft cofounder bill gates cofounded the charitable bill and melinda gates foundation. Founded in 2000 it s the world s largest private charitable foundation.