10 Interesting Facts About Bill Gates

Updated: 2022-03-26    
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Bill Gates a co-founder of Microsoft, co-founder, and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In this article, we share ten little-known facts about Bill Gates.



1. In Windows, you can't name folders and files as "Con"

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Really, try yourself. Apparently, "Con" was a nickname Bill Gates used to hate in his childhood.

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2) Gates scored 1590 out of 1600 on his SATs

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Bill Gates had an SAT score of 1590, which roughly correlates to an IQ of 160, which is also a genius level.

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3. Young Bill Has Been Arrested Twice

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In 1975, Gates was arrested in New Mexico. He was driving without a license and with excessive speed. In 1977, he was arrested again for driving without a license and not stopping at a stop sign.


4. Harvard Degree

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Gates earned an honorary degree from Harvard in 2007, thirty-two years after dropping out (1975).

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5. Codex Leicester

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Bill Gates purchased the Codex Leicester, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks, for a whopping $30.8 million and made it openly available on Windows Vista.


6. Bill reads 50 books a year

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Every year, Bill publishes what he read during the year on his social media pages. In this article, we listed the books Bill Gates and other billionaires recommend everyone to read.

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7. Bill never took a day off in his twenties

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Bill said that in the early days of Microsoft, he worked days and nights, even on weekends, never taking vacations.


8. Gates said that his kids will inherit only $10 million each

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Jennifer (1996), Phoebe (2002) and Rory (1999) will only inherit $10 million each. Yes, just a fraction of his $134 billion net worth.

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9. Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts have helped save over 5.8 million lives

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10) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the most charitable private organizations in the world.

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How much has Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated? Over $50 Billion.


Even though Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates have gotten divorced after 27 years of marriage, they will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation. The foundation has over 1,600 staff members who direct $5 billion in annual grants to 135 countries.

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