Open/Close All Full Name: William Henry Gates II Born: Nov. 30, 1925 in Bremerton, WashingtonWilliam H. Gates, Sr. is best known as Bill Gates’ father. What few people know is that he may be the real power behind Microsoft.Gates is a Seattle attorney whose law firm — K&L Gates (formerly Preston, Gates & Ellis) &— has worked hand-in-hand with Microsoft. He is also a co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a global investment firm masquerading as a charity.In August 2010, Gates was involved in a bizarre hit and run near the Gates Foundation’s tax-subsidized headquarters; he literally got out of his car and ran (or walked) away. The incident was described as a “senior moment,” leading many to question Gates’ mental health (Hit and run dismissed against Bill Gates Sr.).Corporate Executives | Criminals | Microsofties Related Resources, Notes, Links, etc. See the Geopeda version of this article.