There is no need for introduction of Bill Gates, the name itself defines everything. Everyone knows this famous Richie rich man. But still, his full name is William Henry Bill Gates III, he had a suffix III because he was fourth heir in his family and hence he was nicknamed as Trey. He is a very famous business magnate, software pioneer and the richest man on earth. Presently, Gates serves as an advisor to Microsoft as he is the former CEO and chairman of Microsoft.
Bill Gates Facts
10. Richie Rich
Bill Gates is the Richie rich of the real world. He is the richest man on earth with the net estimated worth of $79 billion. According to Forbes, Gates consistently topped the rich list from 1995 to 2007, but dethroned in 2007 and soon regained in 2009. By the latest report, Gates still tops the list. Bill Gates earn US$250 every SECOND, that’s about US$20 Million a DAY and US$7.8 Billion a YEAR!
9. Charity / Philanthropy
Bill Gates is not only no. 1 in the rich list, but he is also among top five donors of the world. With the recent donation of Bill gates, his total donated amount becomes $36,854,000,000 which is more than the half of his current property.
Bill Gates holds his own charitable trust; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which serves to thousands of people every year. Gates have donated around $10 billion dollars through his charitable trust, which saved over 5 million lives by bringing Vaccines and improved healthcare to children internationally.
8. Personal Life Facts
Bill Gates got married on 1st January’1994 (New Year) with his longtime girlfriend Melinda French on the beach of Hawaii Island. They both have three children. During Gates wedding, to insure thier privacy, he booked each and every room of the hotel in which they were staying in his name. Also, he charted every helicopter nearby Hawaii Island. Bill Gates intends to leave less than $10M for each of his three children, “so that they can make their own way”.
7. History Facts
Gates was a software geek from the childhood and he knew that his talent would lead him to the sky. In the school time only he bragged his teacher that he would become a billionaire by 30, but he became in 31.
Gates sold his first computer program at the age of 17 for almost $4,200. He sold his timetabling program to his high school only.
Later on, Gates scored 1590 out of 1600 in his SAT scorecard which helped him to get admission in Harvard University.
Famous Billy is also unique in his property; Bill Gates lives in a huge 66,000 sq. feet house /mansion worth $125 million, situated at the edge of Lake Washington. This House is unique in many ways, it is famous for its design and technology used in the house. Much of this house is built underground into the hill therefore it seems smaller than it actually is. The house is built-in the pacific lodge style. A beautiful swimming pool, bar, library everything is inbuilt in the house. Gates almost pay around $1 million in property tax for this huge house.
5. Awards and Titles
Off course if there is big-name than there would be big achievement which leads to big titles and awards. Gates has also been entitled with many awards and appreciations. Several times he has been listed in “50 most influential people of the world” and many others. Once BBC titled Gates as “The geek who changed the world”
In March 2005 Gates received an honorary knighthood from the queen of England. Gates was bestowed with the KBE Order (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services in reducing poverty and improving health in the developing countries of the world.
4. Bill Gates V/S Athletes
There is no comparison of richness of Bill gates, for suppose if we compare Bill gates with Athletes; 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.
3. IF’s of Bill Gates Money
Gates have several wonder about his treasure, let’s look at some of them:
If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth.
If he drops a thousand dollar, he won’t even bother to pick it up because it takes four seconds to pick it, rather he would have already earned it back.
Microsoft Windows is so much diverse in the world that if each window users claims $1 for every time their computer hang than Bill Gates will be bankrupt in 3 days.
If we change all the Gates money in $1 note than we can make a road to earth to moon, 14 times back and forth.
If Bill gates alone tries to pay the US national debt i.e., 5.62 trillion, then he will finish it in 720 years.
2. Unusual Facts
While studying in Harvard, Gates and his friend (Paul) worked on version of language BASIS for first microcomputer.
Later on to work further he decided to drop college and started Microsoft.
Today Microsoft is the world’s largest software company.
1. Bill Gates with Cars
Bill Gates was an avid lover of Porsche cars. He owns a royal Porsche 911 convertible and a ’88 Porsche 959 coupe for which he had special permission of President Clinton to drive in US.