Bill Gates, born William Henry Gates, is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, programmer, as well as one of the world’s wealthiest people. He dropped out of Harvard to co-found Microsoft Corp. together with Paul Allen in 1975, which become the largest software company on the planet.
The Microsoft co-founder pioneered the personal computer revolution, and over his 40-year career has built a reputation as one of the most popular names in consumer technology. His personal net worth close to $80 billion makes him the richest person in the entire world.
Later in his career Gates has become an internationally recognized philanthropist, and donated large amounts of money to many charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates established this foundation in 2000 with his wife Melinda.
Some interesting facts about Bill Gates:
- Bill Gates was continuously ranked as the wealthiest person in the world from 1995 – 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014.
- He told his university teachers he would become a millionaire by the age of 30. In fact, he became the youngest billionaire at the age of 31.
- He committed to give 95% of his wealth to charity, not to his children.
- He’s given $28 billion to charity in 2013, which is almost half of his wealth.
- His SAT score was 1590. The top score for this test is 1600.
Bill Gates has shared many powerful and inspirational quotes over the years, which prove his philanthropic sensibility, power, and wisdom. This makes him inspiration to people across the globe. Here are 30 amazing quotes that take us inside the mind of the world’s wealthiest and most generous person:
1. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
2. If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
3. I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
4. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
5. To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.
6. What’s amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much interesting, they would be more motivated. It’s so far away in time that they can’t appreciate what it means for their whole life.