If you are in the field of IT then you have probably heard about a 60 years old IT giant Bill Gates who founded a Billion Dollar Company “Microsoft” in 1975, But there is still a great chance that you don’t know many of the Bill gates facts which made him the world Richest and Successful Person in the world. Keeping in the mind this scenario, in this article we are going to take a look at some of the interesting and fun facts about Bill gates.
Interesting Bill Gates Facts:
1- At the age of 13, Gates wrote his first computer program. The program was the version of Tic Toe Game where players could play against the computer.
2- At 17, Gates created a Scheduling System for his high School Which was Sold at the price of $4,200.
3- Bill gates is the man with his words. At his school time he used to say his teachers that he would be the millionaire at the age of 30.However he become millionaire at the age of 31.
4- He is the richest person in the world in 2016 with a net worth of $88 billion. He also remains the richest person in the world from 1995 to 2009 except from 2010 to 2013 where he was pushed by Carlos slim on second spot.
5- If Gates was a country then it would be the 37th richest country in the world.
6- Gates is active on Twitter but not on Facebook. When he was asked about that, he said “The friend requests on Facebook got out of hand…”
7- Bill Gates has been arrested twice in his life. First in 1975 because of driving without license. Secondly In 1977 for not stopping at the Red Signal.
8- From 2011 and onward, Bill gates wealth is increasing year by year.
9- Like many other entrepreneurs, Bill gates was also a college dropped out. He left Harvard University Before two years of his graduation to found his million dollar company “Microsoft” in 1975.
10- At the age of 18, Gates scored 1590 out of 1600 in a SAT which is a standardized test taken by the US to take admission in different universities. Gates score was the great achievement at that time.
11- Bill gates wealth is almost 13 times greater than Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and five times Greater than Saudi Arabia King!
12- In 2007, He was awarded an Honorable law degree by Harvard University which he left out 32 years back.
13- Ms Dos which is said to be the first OS of Bill Gates company Microsoft was never created by Bill gates or its Company (Except few tweaking). Instead they bought its full license by its original owner”Seattle Computer Products”.
14- In 2000 Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates founded the world largest private foundation named “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “. As of 2013, Bill gates has donated $28 billion to his foundation.
15- According to Bill gates, his children’s includes two daughters and a son will only inherit $10 Million (0.6%) each from his total net worth. The remaining one will be donated to his “Gates and Melinda Foundation”.
16- In 2014, Gates stepped up as a chairman of Microsoft and took a new role as a Founder and technical Adviser to devote much of his time for his foundation.
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