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Bill Gates Height is 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

American Businessman, founder of Microsoft.

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S.J.H said on 22/Nov/15
177cm seem right. My dad was 5'10.75 in his 20s he met bill gates told me gates was not 5'10 as his listed hes like a full inch under him. He could be even 5'9.25 at lowest
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/15
I've an 85 year old uncle whose a strong 6ft5 (peaked at 6ft6). He's like James Cromwell. It sort of annoys me.
WAF said on 19/Jun/15
@jeff dan

Steve Ballmer is not 6'5".

Here he is with Bill Gates:

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Here he is with Doc Rivers, a former NBA player, who is likely between 6'3" and 6'4":

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Although the angle is not conducive to accurate assessment, it can safely be assumed that Ballmer is not 6'5".

Here Ballmer is with Chris Paul, who was measured at 5'11.75":

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It seems like he is roughly 6' tall. He might have a shoe disadvantage in that photo, but Chris Paul has probably just played a game and is at his low. I still think Ballmer is taller than Paul, though.
SteveJobs said on 5/Jun/15
I think he's around 5"10-5"11. His unique posture cuts off couple inches, probably from being sedentary. He also tends to walk/ stand little hunchbacked and with his legs slouched.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/15
Yeah look at the length of that university gown in the prime pic. You could imagine how that would look on an average guy like Bill LOL. I think the gown looks even longer than one of Alan Napier's long coats and that's saying something!
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/15
Manganiello and his brother with a 5'11 father end up 6'5-6'7 and this guy with a 6'7 father ends up 5'9" range. Doesn't make sense LOL, genetics are VERY complicated!! Also there's environmental/health factors when in teenage years of course which means you might not achieve your genetic potential. Bill might have been ill as a teenager or something. Kiefer Sutherland I think started smoking at a very young age which might have affected his growth.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/15
@Amaaze, I think that's his mother on the right in the first photo I linked, he looks a bit like her facially, more so than his father. Can't see footwear but she's clearly a decent height.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/15
A guy 6'5 or 6'6 at 70 is something, but a guy near that height at 90 is most extraordinary!!
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/15
Where I used to work a 5'9 ish older lady said her brother was 6 ft 8 and a half. Didn't believe her. Well I saw him one say and even at early 70s odd he did look near it, had a good six inches on me, I'd have said more 6'7.5-6'8 though, but he might well have lost an inch or so. I think he'd have genuinely measured that at peak! I think that's the tallest old guy I've seen. There was also a massive Jeff Capes look alike old guy on holiday once who had to have been about 6 ft 6 and 20 something stone. He was about 70 odd too and peak might well have been 6 ft 7 range. He was a massive guy. You don't see guys over 70 that tall very often.
Amaze said on 31/May/15
WOW His dad is a extremely tall guy LOL, he looks like a giant in that prime pic im not even kidding. he is HUUUUUUUGE. Massive.

at 90 he's still 6'4.5-5! holy **** that guy is Massive lol extremely tall. how tall is his mother?
i'd say bill gates is lucky!! he got that luckier gene. must be wierd having to look up at your dad when hes like 90 and your like nearly 60 xD

ive never seen an old person look that extremely tall before!
Arch Stanton said on 31/May/15
The odd thing too Rob is that his mother looks tallish too, so it's not like his mother is like Bieber's. What happened!!
[Editor Rob: genetics favoured the average genes more than the tall ones.

Since humans have been around for a very long time - although compared to dinosaurs it's barely anything - if genes always favoured the tall then people would be absolutely enormous by now.]
Arch Stanton said on 31/May/15
No guy with a 6 ft 7 father should be under 6 ft LOL!!!
Arch Stanton said on 30/May/15
Click Here That's his dad in his prime. 6'6-6'7 quite possible for him.
Arch Stanton said on 30/May/15
Rob, how tall does his dad look to you? Click Here Click Here I think he looks 6'4.5-6'5 even at 90 odd! He was supposed to have been 2 metres tall at peak and I think that's quite possible don't you? Bill Gates and his father is even worse than Donald and Kiefer!! I could buy 6 ft 7 for him prime if he's that height at 90 odd!
[Editor Rob: he may well have lost 2-3 inches and was 6ft 7 range.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/15
His father whose like 90 almost towers over him!
Vince said on 14/May/15
Just looked at some more recent photos of him. David Cameron has an easy 3 inches on Gates. Yeah, 5' 9.5" currently.
Vince said on 14/May/15
5' 10"? Or could he have shrunk? What do you think, Rob?
[Editor Rob: a bit under 5ft 10 today I think he can look.]
Vince said on 14/May/15
Also looked 5' 10" with Prince Charles.
Vince said on 14/May/15
Haha! He's no more than 2 inches shorter than Tony Blair though. So either Gates is 5' 10" or Blair is not quite 6' 0".
Vince said on 11/May/15
Didn't you have him as 5' 10" before? If so, why the downgrade?
[Editor Rob: my Windows kept crashing!]
SportsHeight said on 7/Apr/15
Rob, how tall would you say CEO Jeff Bezos is?

Here he is with Bill Gates (Gates' shoes appear to be a bit larger):
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And with Mark Zuckerberg:
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[Editor Rob: somewhere in 5ft 8 range.]

177cmGuy said on 9/Jan/15
5'10 (178cm) at peak height. Today most likeley 5'9 (174-176cm) he's turning 60 this year.
thatguy said on 3/Sep/14
He's around 5'8 (172-174cm) today. He also does wear a lot of dress shoes, that give him at least 1.5 inches of height.
Efoersaan said on 16/Jan/14
In this commercial with Seinfield (180 cm) at 28 seconds Click Here
Bill doesn't look anything taller than 175 cm. But it should be said that he has some terrible posture. Maybe 177 cm 30 years ago standing straight.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jan/14
Rob, could Bill Gates be more 5ft9 range?

You have Steve Jobs at 6ft flat but there was easily at least 3in there, if not 4in.
[Editor Rob: yeah he can look 5ft 9. Never would say Jobs looked 4 inches taller, maybe 3 though]
avi said on 5/Sep/13
@[Editor Rob: considering the size of wallet he carries around, it wouldn't surprise me he lost height.]

Bill never carries his wallet Rob so maybe he hasn't lost height! anyway his father was 6'6 or weak 6'6 i think now maybe 6'4 zone at 87-88 yrs old. Bill seems 5'10 next to him but i believe Bill could be 5'9 and change
jeff dan said on 3/Sep/13
Steve Ballmer is 6ft 5.
jam said on 27/Aug/13
Has he lost height? he seems more 5'8 territory these days.
[Editor Rob: considering the size of wallet he carries around, it wouldn't surprise me he lost height.]
Viking said on 10/Aug/13
The cience in this is to cut between 2 and 5 cm at least in the height of famous people.
This is a joke,not based on knowledge or anything, except i think that is right,and my midget crowd will be happy.
Anonymous said on 8/Mar/13
does anybody know how tall is steve ballmer?
true said on 31/Jan/13
5'10 , has bad posture that makes him look 5'9
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/12
Why not?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jul/12
Rob, could Steve Jobs have been 186-187cm?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 1 range is possible for him, but I don't know about adding]
avi said on 11/Feb/12
@Maverick says on 15/Dec/11
Editor Rob ... please change the comment you put under Bills height, about him counting bank balance, that comment is extremely rude to someone who has sacrificed his life to help the poor. Much Appreciated

ah you're a baby. he hasn't sacrificed his life to that he has nothing else to do
avi said on 11/Feb/12
nah he can't be. next to German president he is way shorter. also lots of women are taller than him. weak 5'9 at best probably less.
S.J said on 9/Aug/07
yeah how the hell is he only 5,10 his dad is like 6,6
also kiefer sutherland is like 5,10 or something and his dad is 6,4
Georgio said on 26/Jul/07
how the heck is he only 5 ft 10 in and his dad is 6 ft 6 in?!?!?!!?!??!

how tall is bill's mother, 4'4"?
leonari said on 24/Feb/07
same with Downey jr. Same with Kiefer Sutherland....

nothing soooo uncommon
Viper said on 24/Feb/07
TheMan, I dont think Bill Gates is losing much sleep about the tall genes backfiring. Id rather have had the tall genes backfire on me If I could have his money.
tall guy said on 22/Feb/07
clive thats rediculous 6 feet tall average in u.s, sorry but that articles about 2 and a half inches off
Snapper G said on 20/Feb/07
Anybody have a height on Steve Jobs? Also, Gates might get his relative stature from mother's side of family, I have definitely seen the reverse where dad is short and son is tall, but mother is tall relatively speaking and has height in family.
TheMan said on 22/Nov/06
It is insane how he's dads 6,6 at yet Bills only 5,10 in comparison. Yes i think after awhile the tall genes backfire i mean i guess they can't just keep going up.
Antron said on 22/Nov/06
Re: Clive's article...Since when does the average American male stand 6 feet tall? 5'9-5'10" is the average for US males. Come on now BBC.
Boins said on 15/Aug/06
He didn't look much shorter than Bill Clinton on the news last night
Glenn said on 28/Jul/06
Wow! they say taller men are more sucsessful,well that throws that out the window!
James said on 27/Jul/06

This one absolutely surprises me. I always perceived Gates to be about 6'1".
One other surprise for me was Leonardo DeCaprio. I figured him to be a bit shorter. In the 5'8" to 5'9" range.
Seen said on 16/May/06
I think 5'10.5 is a lil bit overevaluated for Bill Gates, I got a pic of his height with the Senator Ensign (182cm) and Gates clearly looks more than 1 inch under... However with all the sites I saw on his height we can say he's a solid 178cm : Click Here

[Editor Rob: for crimes against computing, yes, 178cm on the nose]
Rich said on 16/May/06
Sure Gates is 5'10 look at this site where he's with Wil Shriner who's 5'11.
You'll see there at least 2cm of difference !!!
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ForensicNYC said on 8/May/06
There is a HARVESTER PROGRAM that trawls the NET for his name and classifies it into three categories: GOOD, BAD, AND VERY BAD. Hey William! Your height is good! Celebheights' your friend, OK?
Clive said on 7/May/06
Yes You Can Rob !!! On every site I saw Bill Gates is ALWAYS listed as 5'10...
I took for example this one who looks quite serious :
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Look at the quote : "For his part, Bill also isn't particularly tall, ringing in at 5ft 10ins (1.78m) at a time when the average American male stands about 6ft (1.83m) high." It's when he's compared to Napoléon !
Bill Gates said on 4/May/06
I am 182 cm, dear users!

[Editor Rob: oi, my windows xp keeps crashing...personally fix it, or I'll downgrade you!]
SH said on 24/Mar/06
to gates is ok, here is the article about bill gates father, who stands at 6'6''
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Clive said on 14/Mar/06
This site directly shows Bill Gates and Patrick Stewart face to face.
There is no doubt Gates can't be more than 178cm!
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Clive said on 14/Mar/06
Rob I found a photo which proves that Gates is under 179cm !
You've listed the actor Stewart as 178cm and on this photo he looks shorter so I think you can change his height !
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WayneO said on 12/Jan/06
I've stood within a few feet of Bill Gates at the Comdex computer show in Vegas. His entourage was so large I couldn't get too close. I tend to agree with the 5'-10.5" theory. I'm 6' and he seemed a tad shorter but close.
Ujane,Moscow said on 18/Nov/05
I think he is about 181-182! This dude looks pretty well on the photos..perhars he just got such kind of body that makes him look taller! But its my opinion.
Anonymous said on 29/Apr/05
I'm just a teenager, but my dad works with him, and says lately he has been seeming very tired and worn out, which could also lead to slouching.
Smoke said on 8/Mar/05
Not the nicest guy in the world, Gates doesn't sign autographs if approached. Not the tallest guy in the world, but also looks shorter sometimes because he seems to prefer women who are quite tall. He does seem to be about 5'10" though.
gates is ok said on 5/Mar/05
C'mon,the guy is great,he is down to earth,don't have any vices,all of his money will go to charity and invests his money for the good of mankind,not for trash like majority of other richy riches.
Anway, i read interesting thing,his dad is 6'6"(198cm)
jimbo said on 4/Mar/05
Bill gates is a nerd who cares what height he is .

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