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Interesting Facts about Bill Gates, the Richest Man in the World

Interesting Facts about Bill Gates, the Richest Man in the World

Do you know Bill Gates? Yes, I guess everyone knows about Bill Gates. He used to be the richest man in the world and he’s still one of the richest ones. There are several interesting facts about Bill Gates that you might not know.

Who Exactly is Bill Gates

His full name is William Henry Gates III; born on October 28, 1955. He is an American author, investor, philanthropist, humanitarian, and well known for being the founder of Microsoft Corporation.

Many people know him because of the Microsoft Corporation but despite this fact and his philanthropic efforts and online presence, there are a lot of fun facts about Gates that many are unaware of.

Here are some interesting facts about Bill Gates

  1. When he wrote his first computer program

Bill Gates was born as a very bright kid. His inventions started a long time ago and his prowess could be seen from a very early age. Due to his bright mind, he was able to write his first computer program while he was a teenager at Lakeside Prep School.

He used a General Electric Computer. This was a tic-tac-toe version that could be played against the machine.

  1. How much does Gates earn per day?

Being the founder of one of the most successful computer companies in the world and the richest man in the world, you might be wondering how much he earns in a day. You can be sure that there is a lot of income-bearing in mind that Microsoft is selling everywhere worldwide.

Here is a simple math is done in 2016 and 2017 based on his net worth.

  • Per seconds $130
  • Per minutes $7,800
  • Per hour $468,000
  • Per day $11,232,000
  • Per week $78,624,000
  • Per month $336,960,000
  • Per year $4,0043,520,000
  1. Held “The Richest Man in the World” for several years

This one is a very interesting fact about Gates that many people do not now. We can say that is a record that has been created that will take a long time before it is broken. Being the richest man in the world for several years is not easy since the world is full of competition.

Nevertheless, irrespective of all the competition and many other billionaires, Bill Gates has done it for a very long time. He has been able to maintain the crown for 18 out of the last 28 years as the richest man in the world according to Forbes.

  1. Gates dropped out to start Microsoft

This might sound a very funny fact about Bill Gates.

It is known that he studied pre-law at Harvard. However, he ended up dropping out just after 2 years. This was to go and start Microsoft which ended up becoming the largest computer and technology company in the world.

However, he later graduated and was awarded the honorary doctorate in 2007.

  1. Bill Gates got arrested when he was 22

We all have our worst experiences in life. And more especially we have bad days in our youth life. Most of us have found ourselves in the wrong side of the law at one point in life. Teenagers can find themselves on the wrong side.Bill Gates was not different.

Yes, he was arrested at the age of 22. Many people might be wondering how that happened to this genius.

It was in the year 1977 when he was arrested on a violation of New Mexico traffic laws. This was due to over speeding in his Porsche. This is what revealed Gate’s bad boy life when it went viral.

  1. Gates memorizing employees’ license plates

You might be wondering who does that. For what reason? I guess we can say it’s Bill Gates.

This is a very funny fact about Gates that many people do not know. At Microsoft, Bill Gates used to memorize every employee’s license plates for tracking their activities. This is the comings and the goings at work.

Eventually, he could not keep up as the company size grew.I guess this must be one of the memorable events those employees have.

  1. He reads up to 50 books a year

Did you know that? Did you think that rich people do not have time to read books? Or you might be wondering why the richest man in the world would be reading so many books?

The truth is that this man has a lot of knowledge. And I guess for it to remain like this, he needs more and more. Maybe that is the reason he reads so many books.

Reading 50 books per year translates to almost 1 book per week.

  1. He read the entire “World Book Encyclopedia” series

In his teenage life, Gates did several amazing things that have never been done by many. No wonder he may be considered a powerhouse of knowledge. It is known that he read the entire World Book Encyclopedia during these years.

  1. Writing his school computer program

This is a very interesting fact from his teenage life that describes him as a very intelligent and funny person in those years.

After his school found out about his great abilities, they gave him the task of writing the school program that could be used for scheduling students in classes.

To their surprise, Gates altered the code such that he was placed with a disproportionate number of interesting girls.

  1. What is Bill Gates’ biggest regret?

Many people might struggle a lot trying to figure out exactly what was his biggest regret. What would a man with this amount of assets regret about? This is one fact that many people will find funny.

Bill Gates does not know any foreign languages. He says that this happens to be his biggest regret in life.

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