Category Archive: Philanthropist

Jul 05

July 5: Samuel Bailey (1791)

Copyright Museums Sheffield / Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

It was on this date, July 5, 1791, that the English philosopher and philanthropist Samuel Bailey was born. He was educated first by his maternal grandfather and then at the Moravian school of Fulneck. He visited America to establish commercial connections, but became distracted by literary pursuits. Back in England he acquired a fortune as …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://freethoughtalmanac.com/?p=6759

Oct 28

October 28: Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bill Gates (1955) It was on this date, October 28, 1955, that the entrepreneur who became chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest software firm, Bill Gates, was born in Seattle, Washington. Born William Henry Gates III, Bill Gates was an exceptional student. After co-founding Microsoft with friend Paul Allen, Gates used quasi-legal …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://freethoughtalmanac.com/?p=3674

Aug 30

August 30: Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett (1930) It was on this date, August 30, 1930, that Warren Buffett, known as “the Oracle of Omaha,” was born in Omaha, Nebraska. As Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett became perhaps the greatest investor of all time – reportedly worth almost $43 billion – second in wealth only to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://freethoughtalmanac.com/?p=3030