Bill Gates

Even though he's no longer a CEO--or even a full-time Microsoft employee--Bill Gates managed to score an invitation to and speaking gig at the company's CEO Summit this week.

Among the other high-profile guests at the Microsoft event were Wal-Mart Chairman Rob Walton, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, and IAC Chief Executive Barry Diller. The event runs through Thursday at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash.

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That other Seattle company

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos often competes with Microsoft, but nonetheless is among those who take part in the company's annual CEO Summit event.

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Warren Buffett

Legendary investor and Gates' friend Warren Buffett was also on hand for the CEO Summit.

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Treasury secretary

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is another of the high-ranking people seen at Microsoft's CEO Summit this week.

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