Bill Gates's Other Passion

He's a major biotech investor. Whether driven by philanthropic intent or the search for more riches, Gates is a player to watch

An exhausted Bill Gates once flew home to Seattle from Washington after a grueling day defending Microsoft (MSFT ) in its landmark antitrust trial. How did he unwind? By attending the shareholders' meeting of Icos Corp., (ICOS ) a Seattle-area biotech company in which Gates holds a 15% stake and a seat on the board.

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