Melinda Gates

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Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011.jpg
Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum in 2011
Born
Melinda Ann French

(1964-08-15) August 15, 1964 (age 55)
ResidenceMedina, Washington, U.S.
Alma materDuke University (BA), (MBA)
OccupationCo-Chair and Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Spouse(s)
Bill Gates (m. 1994)
Children3
Websitewww.gatesfoundation.org

Melinda Ann Gates DBE (née French; born August 15, 1964)[1] is an American business woman who once worked at Microsoft. She married to Bill Gates. They met while she was working for Microsoft.

She was awarded an honorary damehood by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014 for her services to charity and international development.[2] As an American citizen, she cannot be called "Dame Melinda", but can use the letters "DBE" after her name.

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  1. Texas Births, 1926–1995. Familytreelegends.com; retrieved June 29, 2013.
  2. Butler, Sarah (2014-01-28). "Angela Ahrendts and Melinda Gates receive UK honours". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-06-05.

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