Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Sir Bill? Gates gets British honor from the Queen
According to this Washington Post story:
Sir Bill? Not quite. Proclaiming himself "humbled and delighted," Microsoft founder Bill Gates received an honorary knighthood Wednesday from Queen Elizabeth II - an accolade that allows the recipient to use "KBE" after his name, but not to put "Sir" in front of it.
One of the world's richest men, Gates, 49, was being honored for his charitable activities around the world and his contribution to enterprise in Britain.