15 Amazing Facts About Bill Gates And Microsoft

1.In 1989, Bill Gates answered a Microsoft tech support call, and identified himself only as “William”, then solved the issue. The customer called back later specifically requesting him. Source

2.Bill Gates has given away $28 Billion since 2007, saving Six Million lives. Source

3.In 2009, Bill Gates gave a presentation on mosquitoes and malaria. After he explained the severity of the disease and how it’s transmitted via mosquitoes, he ended his presentation by releasing a swarm of mosquitoes into the audience. Source

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4.In 2013, Bill Gates admitted that Ctrl + Alt + Delete command was a mistake, and should have been a single button. Source

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5.Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Hammer was purchased for $30, 802, 500 in 1994 by Bill Gates; 3 years later he released a digital version of the historic diary for all the world to enjoy.

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Source: Fast Company

6.Bill and Melinda Gates made a website that provide free text books for college students 100% legally. Source

7.Bill Gates Sponsors a machine that turns poop into drinking water. Source

8.Bill Gates decided to quit Facebook after being bombarded with Friend requests. Source

9.Bill Gates tweaked his school’s program’s code so that he was placed in class mostly with female students. Source

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10.Bill Gates and Steve  Jobs raised their kids tech- free. Source

11. Gates also read the entire “World Book Encyclopedia” series during his teenage years.


12. Two years after he dropped out of Harvard, Gates was arrested in New Mexico. He was driving without a license and ran a red light.

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Source: The Telegraph

13. Speaking of cars, Gates has quite the Porsche collection. The headliner is his Porsche 959 sports car, which he bought 13 years before the car was approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Transportation.

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14. Despite his immense wealth, Gates says his kids will only inherit $10 million each — just a fraction of his $81.1 billion net worth. “Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them,” he says.

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Source: Reddit

15.Gates says he reads 50 books a year. “Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding,” he says.


Source: The New York Times

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