Hello readers Treshbox.ru! Today I will continue the series of articles devoted to interesting facts. Today, in turn, Bill Gates is the head of Microsoft. It will be interesting! Under the cut!
Yesterday there was an article about Steve Jobs, and today about the head of Microsoft. I thought for a long time about whom to talk about - but in the end (tomorrow the end of the contest, friends!) It would be cool to tell not only about the head of Apple, but also about one of the main competitors - Microsoft. Go!
At the very beginning of his career, a hacker
When Bill was only 13 years old, he decided to hack into a school computer, but could not do without the help of friends. Then the boy was not punished, and even invited to work in one of Seattle's computer centers, to check for "holes" in the programs.
Parents selected a computer for a whole year
A little time passed, and little Bill was taken away access to the computer, and forbidden even to approach him. Then parents even called the PC “the devil's car.” Bill did not despair - he continued to read books about great people, and their success stories. In the future, this helped him.
Bill's first earnings at school
Bill grew up, the computer was apparently given away, and our hero became interested in programming. To make money, he wrote an electronic timetable program for his school. Surprisingly, the school became interested in the development and bought it for $ 4,200.
Amazing exam results
In 1973 he graduated from high school. And he decided to continue his studies at Harvard. Bill Gates passed all the exams superbly. As a result, he scored 1590 points out of 1600 possible.
But very soon after admission, Bill “scored” to study, played poker, but continued to program.
Bill claimed he would become a millionaire
At the institute, he insisted on his teachers that at the age of 30 he would become a millionaire. The professors said that Bill may be a good programmer, but a terrible person.
Bill Gates is believed to have become a billionaire at age 31.
Due to erratic studies, in 1974 the future head of Microsoft ended up in a hospital bed and studies ceased
The most successful Bill Gates is considered the most successful person who did not graduate from Harvard. But after years, Bill still finished it - but it was a formality.
During his life, Bill spoke and a lot of stupid things. At first he claimed that the Internet has no future. Then he said that 640KB will always be enough for PC users, which is ridiculous now. He also said that Microsoft will never release a 32-bit version of Windows ... You can continue, but that makes no sense.
Bill gates broke the law many times
Bill received a huge amount of fines for a fast ride. Once even he went to jail because of driving without a license. And later he was drunk while driving.
Steve and Bill were friends
They even went on dates with their girls. There is a version that old friends began to compete because one girl was envious of another. Whether it is true or not is unknown.
Bill built just a huge mansion
The mansion was called Xanadu 2.0. It was built for 7 years. Interestingly, there are 24 toilets and 23 garages in total, a large 1000-foot kitchen. Why is Bill such a "castle" is also unknown.
37 countries in the world by income
If the Gates company were the state, then it would occupy 37th place in revenue.
Bill Gates has been married to Milinda Gates since 1994
Together they founded a special charity fund. The couple is going to donate 95% of their huge fortune. Already donated more than 28 billion. dollars.
Microsoft CEO doesn't pick up
He never does this, especially during working hours, no matter who calls him.
Bill Gates earns huge sums. Every day more than 20 million dollars. And not in vain, I tell you.
That's all, all the best!