Multi-Billionaire and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has lost his Father, William Gates at age 94. His death was announced by the family on Tuesday.
“We will miss him more than we can express right now. We are feeling grief but also gratitude,” Bill wrote in a lengthy tribute to his dad whose death.
In the tribute captioned Remembering My Father, Gates said his dad’s influence transcended his immediate family, counting himself and his siblings lucky to have had him as a parent.
While describing his late father as a philanthropist and a man with great work ethic, Gates credited him to have been instrumental in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would not be what it is today without my dad. More than anyone else, he shaped the values of the foundation,” he said
As a father, and husband, Bill added that William Gates had a “profoundly positive influence on my most important roles,” teaching him how to respect women and treat children with love and respect.