The Fascinating Life Of Bill Gates, One Of The Richest People In The World

Born in 1955, Bill Gates is a businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the key founder of Microsoft Corporation, holding the title of the richest man in the world several times over the years. After launching the company with his childhood friend Paul Allen, it quickly grew to become the largest computer software company in the world. Eventually, he left the position of CEO in 2000 and now works part-time as the technology advisor. Let’s take a look into the life of Bill Gates, the man everyone knows, but not everyone knows much about.

He Was A Successful Coder At A Young Age

Bill Gates posing by computer
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As a young teenager attending Lakeside Prep School, Bill Gates started demonstrating his prowess with computers. He wrote his first computer program on a General Electric computer. It was his own version of tic-tac-toe in which the user played against the computer.

His skill was noted by the school, and he was allowed to write the computer program for scheduling students’ classes. Apparently, he modified the code and placed himself in classes with a “disproportionate number of interesting girls.”