Bill Gates established the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charity that focuses its cause on extreme poverty, healthcare, and American education, and Gates and his wife have donated over $28 billion to charities.
Bill Gates has written two books and invested in five different companies including Microsoft, and has a flower fly (Eristalis gates) named after himself.
Bill Gates favourite board game as a child was the strategy game Risk.
Bill Gates became the youngest self-made billionaire in the world in 1987, at the age of 31, when Microsoft gained a large profit.
Bill Gates was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005 and has received many honorary doctorates from universities around the world.
Bibligraphy: Bill Gates Biography, 2013, Bio.com, <http://www.biography.com/people/bill-gates-9307520?page=4>
Julie Andrews’ full name is Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews.
Julie Andrews is an actress, singer, director, dancer and author.
Julie Andrews was born on the 1 October, 1935, in Surrey, England.
Julie Andrews was named a dame, by Queen Elizabeth II, in 2000, for services to the performing arts.
Julie Andrews’ voice was damaged in 1997 due to a throat operation, and she never regained her incredible four octave singing voice, and as a result, she has participated in very few singing performances ever since.
Julie Andrews married Tony Walton, and later Blake Edwards, and had five children, two of them orphans adopted from Vietnam, and two of them step children from Edwards’ previous marriage.
Julie Andrews started performing on stage with her parents in 1945, and within two years she was singing solo.
Julie Andrews is best known for her work as an actress in the musical Disney film ‘Mary Poppins’ (1964), portraying the main character, Mary Poppins; and as Maria von Trapp, in the 20th Century Fox film, the ‘Sound of Music’ (1965).
Julie Andrews has won over 25 awards, and been nominated for many, including 16 for Best Actress.
Julie Andrews has written many children’s books, some of which have become New York Times bestsellers.