15 Interesting Facts About Bill Gates

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Bill Gates is the founder of one of the most successful tech company, Microsoft and one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the ‘90s and ‘00s tech world. 

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Here are Some Interesting Facts About Bill Gates. Let's Start.

1. He started programming computers at the age of 13. He founded Microsoft at the age of 20 and in the first year it made $16,000 now the company worth is $753 Billion.

2. As a teen at Lakeside Prep School, Gates wrote his first computer program on a General Electric computer. It was a version of tic-tac-toe where you could play against the machine.

3. Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree.

4. Bill Gates aimed to become a millionaire by the age of 30. However, he became a billionaire at 31.

5.  In 2013, Bill Gates admitted that the Ctrl+Alt+Delete command was a mistake, and should have been a single button.

6. Gates says that he reads 50 books a year.  "reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding."

7. Bill Gates sold his first computer program at the age of 17, a time-tabling system for his high school for $4,200.

8. At a spending rate of $1 million a day, it would take Bill Gates 218 years to spend all his money.

9. During a TED talk about Malaria, Bill Gates opened a jar full of mosquitoes on stage so the audience would be able to empathize better.

10. If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth. There are 196 countries.

11.  Gates wife and children are not allowed to own or use an Apple product. A restriction was also put in place by Steve Balmer for his family.

12. Gates doesn’t know any foreign languages and it is his biggest regret in life so far.

13. After success of Microsoft corporation; he became the richest man on planet earth and appeared on Forbes number one ranking for many years.

14. Bill Gates leads an extremely well-ordered life. His days are planned on a minute-by-minute schedule, similar to the way US Presidents have their days scheduled.

15. He has been awarded with Padma bhushan by India and also Knight Commander of British empire.

These are some of the facts about Bill Gates. I hope you will enjoy it. 

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