VILLAINS: Bill Gates
How can a renowned philanthropist also be a villain? If anyone qualifies, it's Gates. For decades, the Microsoft co-founder used Windows' dominance to push questionable business tactics that locked competitors out of various markets. Behind the nerdy glasses was a ruthless businessman who didn't always play by the rules. But Gates's amazing charitable work makes it easy to forget his past transgressions. He's the Ebenezer Scrooge of tech.
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