Bill Gates is set to make a top shelf cameo on The Big Bang Theory next month, and we're sure Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj will be over the moon. The Microsoft founder will make a special guest appearance as himself, attending a work function at the pharmaceutical company where Kaley Cuoco's character Penny works. The gang figure out that Gates is going to make an appearance and they insist on tagging along, much to Penny's annoyance, where they're sure to completely embarrass themselves in front of the billionaire. Fans might remember it's not the first time the 61 year-old has been on the show, as he made an off-screen appearance way back in season four when Raj, Leonard and Howard told an amusing story about Sheldon offending Gates after grabbing him after a speech at Caltech in the episode The Toast Derivation. 'Gates gave a speech at the university. Sheldon went up to him afterwards and said, "Maybe if you weren’t so distracted by sick children in Africa, you could've put a little more thought into Windows Vista."'
Bill Gates will be the next in an impressive line-up of guest stars to grace the screen on the Big Bang Theory. He follows Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy and George Takei; Star Wars' Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones; Apple’s Steve Wozniak; Tesla founder Elon Musk and physicist/cosmologist Stephen Hawking who can't stop popping up on the show. The show is currently on its tenth season, and is set to run for a total of 12 seasons before finally finishing. There's some speculation that it could continue to be renewed for even longer, and Chuck Lorre, the show's creator, talked about the show's future at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Pasadena: "We never really figured to be at year 11, let alone what's going to happen after 12. One could easily presume that would be the end of the series, but I'm just amazed we're here." Young Sheldon, the prequel to the show that follows Sheldon Cooper's childhood, has proved successful and that could be the future direction we see the show taking. Who knows, maybe we'll see a Young Leonard soon?