The entrepreneur was born in Seattle, Washington, October 28, 1955. He is the son of William H. Gates, a prominent attorney, and Mary Gates, a professor at the University of Washington and director of the First Interstate Bank. He lived with them and with his sister two years older in his hometown. The most curious fact is that up to sixth grade of primary school it was a average student, who did not stand out above the rest.
Bill Gates studied at the University of Lakeside, in Seattle. There it counted with a computer, which allowed him to make contact with the machine, falling in love with computers. Also at Lakeside he met Paul Allen, with whom he would later found Microsoft.
On April 4, 1975, while still a student at Harvard University, creates the software company Microsoft. In 1976 he dropped out of college and moved to Albuquerque, the headquarters of MITS, to agree with that company the transfer of 50% of the language for Basic computers.
In 1980, met with IBM representatives in Seattle. He managed to sell them the idea of the MS-DO operating systemS, without counting on this, buying the 86DOS at a very low price from the young programmer Tim Paterson. IBM needed that operating system to compete with Apple. Microsoft wanted the license rights, maintenance, and even the power to sell DOS to other companies. IBM agreed and Microsoft bought the copyright to the QDOS from Tim Paterson.
Since the beginning of the century, the operating system Microsoft Windows (in all its versions) is used in almost all computers in the world.
The creator and founder of Microsoft has been as one of the most recognized billionaires in the world. These days he has a huge fortune that continues to place him in the top positions. Currently, according to the Forbes list, he is the fifth richest man in the world (with a net worth of 132 billion dollars)
He spent years at the top of that privileged list. To measure how big your heritage is, the Business Insider portal did the exercise of testing his fortune and revealed revealing data that can surprise more than one.
Consequently, Bill Gates could spend $ 1 million a day for more than 400 years without his fortune running out.
Another incredible fact is that the tycoon could give 15 dollars to each of the inhabitants of the planet and still have more than 28 billion dollars left.
How much do you earn per minute?
According to the Business Insider report, Gates generates $ 463 per second, or $ 27,780 per minute, which is equivalent to more than 105 million pesos for every minute that passes.