William Henry Gates III famously known as Bill Gates is a well known American Business Magnate. He is a really good author, philanthropist and investor. The 63-year-old Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, USA. His father, William Henry Gates senior was a prominent lawyer while his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates served on the board of directors for First Interstate Banc System and the United Way of America.
Bill Gates was married to Melinda French. Immediately after their wedding, the couple was blessed with a child followed by 2 other children in the next few years. Bill Gates was raised right and he is raising his children the right way too. In his recent interview, he stated “The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We’ve raised our kids in a religious way; they’ve gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I’ve been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that’s kind of a religious belief. I mean, it’s at least a moral belief.” This shows his belief in God and religion.
Bill Gates Businesses
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. His other co-founder is Paul Allen. They started the company in 1975 which was then turned into the world’s largest personal computer software company. Bill Gates is now a good known entrepreneur who invests his funds cleverly and is known to have only gained profits till date. This really needs brains. Although he is too good at business practices, he was criticized for practising these businesses tactics because other companies considered them anti-competitive. He overcame it and continued to show the world that his ways are his ways. Bill Gates only rose to heights no matter how much people tried to pull him back.
Since his childhood, Bill Gates was very intelligent and had a sharp brain. He completed his graduation from Lakeside School in 1973 and was a National Merit Scholar. After his graduation, Gates appeared for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and scored 1590 marks out of 1600. It was a great score and this helped him get enrolled in Harvard College, Boston. We all know that Bill Gates is a dropout from Harvard University but then, he wasn’t a low scorer. He left the University because initially, he had chosen law but later on, he wanted to study computer and science. Basically, he wasn’t actually a dropout, instead, he chose to leave the university for sake of his career choices and interests. Bill Gates always chose the path he felt would be good for him and this led him to his success.
Bill Gates Net Worth/Turn Over
According to a survey, Bill Gates has a lease on a property of US$103.7 billion. You would be amazed to know that Bill Gates was the second richest man in the world but this year, he lost his ranking because of his investments and donations. No matter how much does he earn, he always wants to give away his earnings to the Bill and Melinda Gates charity. Even after being the co-founder of the company and owning 50% of the company’s shares, Gates now sold it to invest in his Bill and Melinda Gates charity and only has 4% share of the company. The man has a big heart. His yearly turnover is around $11.5 billion. It works out to be $33.3 million per day, $1.38 million per hour hence, $23,148 per minute. Calculating further, Bill Gates makes $114.16 per second. He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Bill Gates is the man who worked hard to buy a silver spoon for his mouth. Haters might say that he belonged to a rich and wealthy family but honestly, richness can’t buy brain.
How does he manage his personal and professional life?
Indeed it’s really difficult to be a co-founder of the world’s leading company and give time to your family. As mentioned above, Bill Gates give proper attention to his children and wife. It is, of course, difficult for him but as an entrepreneur, he manages it really well. He divides the week into seven days and follows a strict seven-day schedule where he gives proper undivided attention to his children. At the times when he is with his family, he doesn’t even answer any calls. Only his secretary takes the calls and reverts it to him if something is really urgent. With his wife, he spends time and has some mutual affairs to discuss regarding their Bill and Melinda Gates Charity which is known as the world’s largest private charity. A donor is always the receiver. Bill Gates donates a fixed amount to this charity and makes sure that the needy people get benefitted from it. Melinda Gates is the co-founder of this Bill and Melinda Gates Charity with Bill Gates. She manages all the affairs of the charity and looks up for any needs of it. Melinda belongs to a rich business family and is business-minded. The lady is really down to earth and honest. She manages everything withholding all her responsibilities of being a mother and a wife. Recently, Bill Gates announced that he will be working part-time on his company Microsoft and will be a full-time worker on Bill and Melinda Gates Charity. The decision won the hearts of many near and dears of his.
How did he reach those heights?
According to the World’s Billionaires 2018, (an annual ranking by documented net worth of the wealthiest billionaires in the world, compiled and published by Forbes in March) Bill gates ranked amongst the top 18 Billionaires of USA. He had been topping the list for the last 24 years. This is indeed an achievement. Bill Gates is known as a celebrity these days and almost everyone knows about him. Though his journey had been hard and building up an empire was his task, he doesn’t want his children to run his company. He says that they may if they wish to but he doesn’t want them to. This is again one of the best decisions of Gates so far. We must agree that today, the Microsoft Office that we use to type out our everyday stories into, the excel we insert data into and the PowerPoint that we use to make everyday presentations either in office, school or colleges, is only because of Bill Gates. No, he’s not just a billionaire, he’s the man behind the ease of our day to day work.