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?
General Motors Replies to Bill Gates
  • 11 February 2014
General Motors responds to Bill Gates' comparison of advances in computing to the automotive industry?
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General Motors Replies to Bill Gates
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
  • 19 January 2005
Do photographs show Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates posing for 'Teen Beat' magazine?
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Teen Beat