There are many Bill Gates Facts but most people know only three things about Bill Gates: He’s the richest man in America and in the world, Bill Gates co-founded one of the most successful tech company of all time that is Microsoft, and he’s an extremely generous philanthropist through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
But there are a lot of bill gates facts you probably didn’t know.
01. If Bill Gates was a Country
If Bill Gates was a country he would be the #63 richest on earth.
02. Bill Gates’ children will only inherit US$10 million each
Bill Gates’ children will only inherit US$10 million each, out of his US$72 billion net worth.
03. Bill Gates aimed to become a millionaire by the age of 30
Bill Gates aimed to become a millionaire by the age of 30. However, he became a billionaire at 31.
04. Bill Gates has no College degree
Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree.
05. Bill Gates was arrested in 1977 for violating Traffic rules
Bill Gates was arrested in New Mexico in 1977 for jumping a red light and driving without a license.
06. Bill Gates said that spam will be killed within 2 years
In 2004, Gates predicted that the problem of spam email would be gone within two years
07. Bill Gates Has Saved more than 6 Million Lives
6 million lives were saved by Bill Gates with vaccines and better healthcare.
08. Bill Gates’ SAT score was 1590 out of 1600
Bill Gates scored 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT’s prior to attending Harvard.
09. $28 billion dollars were donated by Bill Gates so far
Bill Gates lost “world’s richest” title after giving $28 billion to charity in 2011.
10. Bill Gates pays over US$1 million per year in property taxes
Bill Gates pays over US$1 million per year in property taxes for his house.
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11. If Bill Gates spent $1 million a day, he would blow his fortune in 218 years
At a spending rate of $1 million a day, it would take Bill Gates 218 years to spend all his money.
12. Steve Jobs kept letter from rival Bill Gates next to his deathbed
Bill Gates wrote rival Steve Jobs a letter as he was dying. He kept it by his bed.
13. Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester
Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester in 1994 for US$30 million. A few pages were used as a screen saver on Windows 95.
14. When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple
When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple, Gates said, “I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”
15. Bill Gates released mosquitoes into audience
During a TED talk about Malaria, Bill Gates opened a jar full of mosquitoes on stage so the audience would be able to empathize better.
16. Bill Gates’ Foundation spends more than WHO
Bill Gates’ Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.