Gates, who has not been on the cover of Sports Illustrated since January 2017, has been a regular on the front page of the magazine since the early 1990s, appearing in its covers for the years 1987-1995.
The 52-year-old has been on a roll since that time, appearing on covers of Sports Inc., Sports Illustrated, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and Vanity Fair.
In an interview with ESPNCricinfo earlier this year, Gates said he was excited to be part of “Bill Gates and Friends.”
“I’ve had an amazing life,” Gates said, adding that he is “truly happy and thankful for what [the magazine] has done for me.”
“There’s nothing I can’t do, even in my very old age,” he added.
“There’s so much more that I want to do.”
“Bill Gates” returns with an all-new six-episode season on June 30.