Telegraph: "Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and the world's wealthiest man, is to receive an honorary knighthood for 'services to global enterprise'.
The recommendation that he receive the honour was made by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown. Buckingham Palace is expected to announce it tomorrow, when Mr Gates will speak at a conference on 'Advancing Enterprise' organised by Mr Brown.
Bill Gates, who is to receive an honorary knighthood
The controversial software company creator - whose commercial success has led to hatred of him among his competitors - is worth an estimated $40 billion (�22 billion). Microsoft is described as the 'Evil Empire' by those who resent its grip on the computer industry."