BILL GATES – The brand who hailed technology higher!!
We are hardly aware of usually a couple of things about him:
- He is the Harvard college dropout.
- He is the richest man in the world.
- He is the co-founder of one of the most esteemed tech companies- Microsoft!
Here is the list of 10 interesting facts, I bet you were oblivious of this legend!
- In teens, he wrote his first computer program on a general electric computer. It was believed to be a version of tic-tac-toes that you could play against the machine.
- His school, upon learning of his proclivities, let him write a program to schedule the students in the class. To this, he slyly altered the code, which had him placed with the “disproportionate number of interesting girls”.
- He read the entire book of “World Book encyclopedia” in his teens.
- He scored a whopping 1590 out of 1600 in one of the most toughest exams SATs.
- Two years past his drop out from Harvard, he was arrested in NEW MEXICO, for driving without the license and running through the red light.
- For air travels, he used to fly coach. Today he travels around the plane which he owns since 1997. He calls it “Big splurge”.
- He had a second plan in the mind of being a researcher in the artificial intelligence if Microsoft didn’t work out.
- He still reads 50 books a year quoting in favor that “Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.”
- He doesn’t know any foreign language for which he regrets till date.
- Despite his whopping wealth, he is adamant that his kids will only inherit $10 million each.
This proves, that to be a college dropout, which people emphasize on the most, considering themselves to be on the road of Bill gates and all the others are to realize the fact that apart from being the dropouts, they have always been passionate about their work and learnings. They always knew where and how to take the risks! Do inculcate this and then be a proud dropout, if you plan to be one!