Melinda Gates wiki Melinda, real name Melinda Ann French was born on August 15, 1964 ( age 53) in Dallas, Texas. She is the daughter of Raymond Joseph French Jr., (father) who is an aerospace engineer and Elaine Agnes Amerland (mother) who is a homemaker. She went to St. Monica Catholic School. In 1982, she was graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Moreover, she received her bachelor degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986.
Melinda Gates wiki
She earned an MBA degree from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Melinda is happily married to Bill Gates later in 1987. They both married in the year 1994. Bill and Melinda have three children, namely, Jennifer Katherine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, and Rory John Gates. After some years, Melinda started being more available to the people around. She worked for the welfare of the needy all her life. She is one of the strongest women in the world.
Melinda Gates Height
Melinda is a beautiful woman who is 175cm tall and weighs 60 kgs. She has brown coloured hairs and brown eyes.
Melinda Gates Career
Melinda worked in the development of many of Microsoft’s important multimedia projects including Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, and Expedia. Subsequently, Melinda left the company to focus on starting and raising her own family. Her last position at Microsoft was “General Manager of Information Products.” Now, Melinda is the co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2000 their organization was found. The organization in the area of global development and philanthropy gave away $4.2 billion in 2015.
The foundation has already given away more than $ 37billion. She has always foreground on making philanthropy more effective through campaigns integrate with data-driven monitoring and global collaboration. The foundation has invested several billion dollars in girls and woman empowerment all around the world. Melinda announced a powerful initiative at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen in May 2016. The idea of the enterprise was to flow more than $80 million to countless developing countries for three years. The initiative craved to collect valuable data on women to fight for gender equality.
Melinda Gates Net Worth
The wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates who is the richest man in the world. Their current net worth is around $20 billion.
Melinda Gates Awards
Melinda has been awarded as ‘The Most Powerful Woman’ in 2011 – 2016 , Padma Bhusan in 2015 , Presidential Medal of freedom in 2016 , Times personas of the year in 2005, the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged in 2002 , an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2013 , an honorary doctorate in medicine in 2007 , An honorary of Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2010 , an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 , Bambi Melinnium award, Glamour award for the advocate in 2013 , Order of the Aztec Eagle in 2006 , Lasker Bloomberg Public Service Award in 2013 and many more.