Bill Gates

Billionaire Bill Gates, known for founding Microsoft and his philanthropic health work, has been a focus of rumors and misinformation for years — especially among anti-vaccine activists. Snopes is here to fact-check the claims.

Trump Wants to Shut Down the Internet?
  • 9 December 2015
Donald Trump made some confusing remarks about an internet shutdown or ban, but he appeared...
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Trump Wants to Shut Down the Internet?
Bill Gates
Son of a Woodcutter
  • 23 July 2012
Wherein Bill Gates supposedly explains to a waiter why he left a much smaller tip...
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Son of a Woodcutter
Teen Beat Do photographs show Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates posing for 'Teen Beat' magazine?
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Teen Beat
Bill Gates $5,000 Giveaway
  • 3 June 1997
One of the oldest Internet hoaxes holds that Microsoft and other companies are giving $5,000...
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Bill Gates $5,000 Giveaway