Bill Gates told his University professors that he would become a millionaire by age 30. He became a billionaire at age 31
Bill Gates was born on 28th of October 1955 in Seattle, Washington.
His kids like to tease him by singing the song “Billionaire” by Travis McCoy and Bruno Mars.
As of 2011, his fortune is worth $59 billion.
If Bill Gates were a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth.
Michael Jordan is the highest paid athlete in US. If he doesn’t drink and eat, and keeps up his annual income i.e. US$30 Million, he’ll have to wait for 277 years to become as rich as Bill Gates is now.
Bill Gates’s SAT score was 1590. The top score for the test is 1600.
With a worth of $72 billion, a 6% rate of return would earn Gates roughly $114.16 per second he is alive, making it a poor investment for Bill Gates to bother picking up a $100 bill if he dropped it.
Bill Gates has donated more than $26 billion dollars to philanthropic causes through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. That includes $10 billion for vaccine research over the next ten years.
Bill Gates’ first computer program sale was at 17 for $4,200. He sold a time-tabling system to his high school.
I don’t think that amount of money would be good for them. They have to find their own way. They will be given an unbelievable education and that will all be paid for. And certainly anything related to health issues we will take care of. But in terms of their income, they will have to pick a job they like and go to work,” Gates said.
Interestingly, Gates and three other high school students were banned from computer usage by Seattle-based CCC (Computer Center Corporation) after they were caught exploiting its operating system bugs to steal computer time.