Bill Gates is a real-world character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gates is an American business magnate who co-created Microsoft, with Paul Allen. Their famous photo in 1981 of the both of them surrounded by the desktop computers of the time, is recreated for the celebration of Tony Stark's achievements at the Apogee award ceremony, with Stark as a child sitting in Paul Allen's place next to Gates.
- Iron Man (2008, cameo in photo)
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