The world’s richest man turns 60 today by Fortune Video @FortuneMagazine October 28, 2015, 12:56 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and noted philanthropist, is officially a sexagenarian. The world’s richest man turns 60 today, and the occasion as inspired a mess of tributes to the man across the internet. TechRadar, for example, notes that Gates’ parents actually wanted him to become a lawyer, and they thank him for choosing to go into computers instead. Entertainment Weekly ran an old interview with Gates where he made several eerily prescient predictions for the future, including predictions about digital media and online advertising. Here are a few tweets celebrating the birthday: Happy 60th Birthday @BillGates! pic.twitter.com/6QkA4JijHF — TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 28, 2015 Bill Gates turns 60: 5 ways he wants to change the world @BillGates https://t.co/IdBQkZiufE pic.twitter.com/CZxuFjrHv7 — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) October 28, 2015 Happy Birthday @BillGates! Microsoft Germany wishes you all the best #CongratsToBill pic.twitter.com/0ORn7gee19 — Microsoft Germany (@MicrosoftDE) October 28, 2015 Happy Birthday, Bill.