William Gates III has built an empire worth $56 billion around Microsoft. It’s the thirteenth year Gates has been the world’s richest man. The Harvard dropout now has more than half of his net worth is invested outside Microsoft. Strange fact about Gates: he lives in Medina in the United States, the Arabic word for ‘city’, and the name of one of Islam’s holiest cities in Saudi Arabia.
Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.