10 Craziest Facts about Bill Gates that You Probably Didn’t Know

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft i.e. one of the most successful tech companies in the world, and a brilliant philanthropist of his time. With a net worth of $131 billion, he becomes the second richest man in the world. But this man also has some crazy facts that we are going to learn today –

1. Bill Gates wrote his own computer program for the first time when he was just a student:

Luckily Bill Gates was admitted to a school that had a computer at that time. And there he wrote his first computer program on a Generic Electric computer. It was like the “tic-tac-toe” game that had to play against the computer.

2. Bill Gates is a dropout student:

Bill Gates is no exception from the dropout entrepreneurs. In 1975 he left his studies from Harvard University to work dedicatedly on Microsoft.

3. Bill Gates was arrested twice in 1975 and 1977:

Bill Gates was first arrested in 1975 for speeding while driving a driver’s license. And again he got arrested in 1977 for running a red light driving without a driver’s license.

4. Bill Gates used to check out every employee’s license plate at Microsoft:

According to the work ethic of Bill Gates, his employees are expected to replicate by working all the time. And he used to look for their number plates every time to observe when they are coming and when they are leaving the office.

5. Bill Gates reads Approx. 50 books per year:

For him, the main way from he both learns new things and tests his understanding is reading. He never compromises with reading books for learning new things. This is the reason he has been reading approx. 50 books from years.

6. Bill Gates does not know any language except English:

Though Bill Gates has an international presence, he cannot speak any other language except English.  Yes, it is hard to believe, but it is true and he also admits that it is the biggest regret of his life.

7. Bill Gates grows his interest in alternative rock:

Bill Gates’ favourite music band is the American rock band Weezer. He loves the range of its sound and styles. And it proves that Bill Gates’s music tastes are oriented towards alternative rocks. His two other favourites are U2 and Spinal Tap.

8. Bill Gates was once appointed to create an OS by IBM:

IBM once approached Bill Gates to build an operating system for the new personal computer. And he referred that opportunity to one of his competitors. But they missed that opportunity. And later Gates convinced another competitor for licensing the OS. 

9. Bill Gates plans to donate 95% of his wealth:

Everyone knows that Bill Gates always comes forward to donate in necessary times. And now he has set a plan to give 95% of his wealth as a charity cause. It is believed that this philanthropic endeavour of Bill Gates is probably rooted in his family background. 

10. Bill Gates has kept only $10 million for each of his three children:

According to Bill Gates, giving kids massive amounts of money is not a favour to them. And that’s why his children will inherit only $10 million each.

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