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Did You know renowned inventor Bill Gates was once arrested? Find out 5 other fun facts

Yvonne Williams

He is no doubt one of the notable personalities in the computer programming industry, many thanks to his contribution towards co-founding the largest PC software company “Microsoft”. Born to an influential and wealthy lawyer father and a mother who was established in her own right as she was member of the University of Washington’s Board of Governors for nearly 18 years, success was one road the budding star he just had to embark on.

Bill Gates bagged the title “World’s richest man” from 1995 -2009 (except in 2008), but check out a few facts you probably didn’t know about the inventor/ philanthropist.

Did You know renowned inventor Bill Gates was once arrested? Find out 5 other fun facts

Five fun facts about Bill Gates:

  • Not quite Mr charming: For all those who think the great Bill Gates had it easy with his wife Melinda, you’ve got to scratch that! His idea of asking out was this – “You know I was thinking maybe we could go out — if you give me your phone number — maybe two weeks from tonight,” well, that didn’t quite go down well with his future “Mrs” as she responded not so nicely with these words – ‘Two weeks from tonight? I have no idea what I’m doing two weeks from tonight.’ And she said, ‘You’re not spontaneous enough for me.'” But he got his A-game on and called her an hour after that and just like they say, the rest is history.
Did You know renowned inventor Bill Gates was once arrested? Find out 5 other fun facts
  • Known he was destined from success right from scratch: Bill Gates reportedly bragged while in school to his teachers that he would be a millionaire by the time he hit 30, well what do you know, by 31 he was already a billionaire.
  • Not your regular college graduate: He never graduated from college, instead  he left Harvard University and focused on Microsoft which he co-founded with his friend Paul Allen in 1975. He was just 20 years old.
Did You know renowned inventor Bill Gates was once arrested? Find out 5 other fun facts
  • A little dent legally: He’s a business magnate who controls wads of dollars, but a close look a his past reveal he was arrested in New Mexico, in 1977 for driving without a license and ran a red light.
Did You know renowned inventor Bill Gates was once arrested? Find out 5 other fun facts
  • Teeny weeny fortune for his kids: Contrary to expectation, Bill Gates kids aren’t going to be swimming in dollars. His three kids (daughters Jennifer and Phoebe and son Rory) are set to inherit just $10 million each of his multi-billion dollar fortune.

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