VISIT CNBC.COMX Careers CareersHow Bill Gates, the world's richest man, got his start Marguerite Ward | @forwardist 1 Hour Ago CNBC.com Robert Burroughs/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, at age 32, in a meeting on January 1, 1988. SHARES With the exception of a few hours last month when he was briefly eclipsed by Amazon founder...