Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution and is currently the richest man in the world. He is a business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. In 1975, Gates co-founded Microsoft, that became the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO, and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. We often read about his successful business ventures, but not so much about his private life.
Here are the 12 things you probably didn’t know about Bill Gates.
He was the fourth of his name in his family but was known as William Gates III or “Trey” because his father had the “II” suffix. The family encouraged competition “it didn’t matter whether it was hearts or pickle ball or swimming to the dock … There was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing”, a friend of the family stated.