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Bill Gates to be knighted.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...eople_gates_dc

Bill Gates to Receive Honorary UK Knighthood

LONDON (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates (news - web sites) will be awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth Wednesday for his outstanding contribution to enterprise.

Gates, the world's wealthiest man, will receive the award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

He will become a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an honor that dates back to 1917, although monarchs have been creating knights for hundreds of years.

Among the pomp and grandeur of the formal state rooms at the palace, Gates will kneel in front of the sovereign, who will gently tap him on the shoulder with a sword.

Britons and citizens of the Commonwealth are entitled to add the title "Sir" in front of their names, but that honor does not extend to other nationalities.

When it was announced last year that Gates was to be knighted, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw paid tribute to him.

"(Gates) is one of the most important business leaders of his age," he said. "Microsoft technology has transformed business practices and his company has had a profound impact on the British economy."
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First image that pops into my head.
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I guess Donald Trump is next
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Unfortunately, we can't see it.
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I hope she chops his head off!

Because that would be funny.
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and to think, if IBM hadn't let him keep dos we'd never have heard of him.
or if the guy that made dos had sold it to IBM directly
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He's gonna own the world soon, so you might as well make him a knight first. I do like Microsoft products and I admire him, but I'm just sad that noone ever poses a serious challenge to them.
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is he going to enter jousting tournys now?
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I guess Donald Trump is next
I'm hoping the Knighthood is because of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and not Microsoft.
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I love dominance. There's nothing better than watching someone just dominate the competition.
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Originally Posted by Roto
I'm hoping the Knighthood is because of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and not Microsoft.
yep
we all know bill tops the list of richest people in the united states
but i heard once, that if you combine all his charitable donations, the total would be listed as the #2 richest in the US

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