Bill Gates Biography – Money, Life , Mindset & more?

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William Henry Gates

Cochair, Bill& Melina Gates Foundation

Bill Gates, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Net worth in 2022 : $ 101.8 billion

Personal Stats

Age : 66 in 2022

Birth: October 28th 1955 in Seattle, Washington, United States

Source of Wealth: Microsoft, Self Made

Citizenship United States

Children: 3

Education: Drop Out, Havard University

Known for: Founder of Microsoft

Height: 1,77m (5 ft 9 1/2 in)

Listed weight: 154 Ib (70kg)

Eye Colour: Greyish Blue

Hair Colour: Gray

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Religion: Christianity 

Hobbies: Playing Golf and Tennis

Interesting facts:

  • he spent so much time reading that his parents finally forbade him from bringing books to the dinner table.
  • took a break from classes his senior year in high school to do programming with his friend Paul Allen at a power plant in North Bonneville, Washington
  • Gates first computer program ever was a tic-tac-toe game
  • Gates hacked his school program to schedule students in classes, changing the codes so that he was placed in classes with „disproportionate number of interesting girls“
  • He graduated from Lakeside School with a score of 1590 out of 1600
  • In 1975, Gates dropped out of Harvard and joined his childhood friends Paul Allen to form a company which they named „Micro-Soft“
  • In 1977 he was arrested in New Mexico for driving without a license
  • He purchased a collection of writing by Leonardo Da Vinci for $30.1 million in 1994
  • He increases his wealth by $250 per second, $15,000 per minute and almost $20 million every day
  • Gates said that he will leave his three children with $10 million each as their inheritance
  • He is a good friend of Warren Buffet


  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2020)
  • Hilal-e-Pakistan (2022)
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2005)


  • The Road Ahead ( November 1995)
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999)
  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster (February 2021)
  • How to Prevent the Next Pandemic (April 2022)

Documantery films about Gates:

  • The Machine That Changed the World (1990)
  • Triumph of the Nerds (1996)
  • Nerds 2.0.1 (1998)
  • Waiting for “Superman” (2010)
  • The Virtual Revolution (2010)
  • Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019)

Bill Gates` Portfolio (2022):

  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. , 28.7 million ($10 billion)
  • Waste Management, Inc. , 18.6 million shares ($3.1 billion)
  • Canadian National Railway Company , 13.07 million shares ($1.75 billion)
  • Caterpillar Inc. , 7.35 million shares ($1.7 billion)
  • Schrödinger, Inc. , 6.9 million shares ($238 million)

Cars Collection:

  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 930
  • Porsche 959

Jet Collection:

  • THE Bombardier BD-700 Global Express
  • Boeing Business Jet


  • “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates
  • “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates
  • “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.“- Bill Gates
  • ” Life is not fair — get used to it!” – Bill Gates
  • “Patience is a key element of success.” – Bill Gates
  • “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” “
  • To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates

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