Was originally hyped business role downplayed in Gates' knighthood?

Summary:Today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was awarded honory knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Gates will be in rare company, joining the likes of Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, entertainer Bob Hope and musician Bob Geldof.

Today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was awarded honory knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Gates will be in rare company, joining the likes of Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, entertainer Bob Hope and musician Bob Geldof. It's been more than a year since it was announced that Gates would be knighted. According to most

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