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Bill Gates

A computer developer and entrepreneur and one of the richest people in the world. He became involved in computing in the middle and late 1970s and founded Microsoft. He was instrumental in developing DOS and the Windows operating systems. Gates helped make the personal computer accessible and affordable for most people, which revolutionized education, business, and many other fields. He also founded the Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organization.
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Prior to founding the institute, Hood was the William Gates III Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
It was founded in 1999 by Hood, formerly the William Gates III Professor of Biomedical Sciences and chair of the University of Washington Department of Molecular Biotechnology.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 1995--To honor his mother, the late Mary Gates, Microsoft Chairman and CEO William Gates III will contribute $10 million to the University of Washington.