Surprising Facts About Bill Gates - Bill Gates Facts

Surprising Facts About Bill Gates - Bill Gates Facts

What do you know about the richest man in the world, the founder of Microsoft - Bill Gates? Here are surprising facts about Bill gates you might not know. 


The private school he attended as a child was one of the only schools in the US with a computer. The first program he ever used was a tic-tac-toe game.


Although it's been widely reported that Gates hacked his prep school computers, he reportedly wrote the class scheduling program himself and added a feature that would place him in classes with mostly female students.


interesting facts about bill gates

 Facts About Bill Gates 

He comes by philanthropy naturally--Gates' mother served on the board of directors for the United Way. 


Gates, Paul Allen and Paul Gilbert founded a company while Gates and Allen were still students at Lakeside School in Seattle. Their Traf-O-Data 8008 computer was designed to read data from roadside traffic counters and create reports for traffic engineers.


Gates dropped out of Harvard just two years into his program to chase his dream of writing software for the new generation of computers that launched with the Altair 8800. Their company was called "Micro-Soft."


Bill almost achieved his goal of being a millionaire by the age of 30. He became a millionaire at 31.


Gates was arrested in 1977 for driving without a license in New Mexico.


In 1994, he purchased Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester for $30 million US.


He flew coach until 1997, even though his net worth was already well into the double-digit billions.


Gates earned an honorary degree from Harvard in 2007, thirty-two years after dropping out.


In 2010, Gates and his friends Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett signed the "Gates Giving Pledge," promising to give half of their wealth to charity.


Bill Gates accepted the challenge from Mark Zuckerberg for #IceBucketchallenge craze in 2014.


Bill Gates is very active on Twitter but he doesn't use Facebook although he and Mark Zuckerberg have a good relationship. The reason for this is that the friend requests got out of hand…

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