The family said in a statement that he was recovering from Alzheimer’s disease.
‘My father was the real Bill Gates. He was what I was trying to be. I miss him every day, “Gates tweeted. Bill Gates said his father’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility greatly influenced people around the world.
Bill Gates Sr. was born on November 30, 1925, in Washington, DC. Bill Gates Jr. recalled that his father laid the foundation for Bill Gates’ charity work. The charity was started in 1994 by Bill Gates Sr., his son and daughter-in-law Melinda.
‘Without his father, the Bill & Melinda Foundation would not be where it is today. More than anyone else, he shaped the values of the Foundation. He was a man of dignity and hated hypocrisy, “said Bill Gates, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau. The children are Christian Blake and Elizabeth McPhee. She has eight grandchildren.