Microsoft founder and Our Favorite, Bill Gates revealed many personal details, which you never heard before, in one of Gates’ most open interviews ever. He is the second-richest person in the world for now. He is at the age of 55 and graced many times on the cover of Forbes Magazine. He grew his back-room startup of 1975 with Paul Allen to a multi-billion company. A few days back we read about some known and lesser known facts about Bill Gates. Here are some more rare ones.
- His children make fun of him by singing “Billionaire” song by Travis McCoy and Bruno Mars and they skip the bad words used in that songs such as f***k to freak. The song goes like this: I wanna be a billionaire so f***kin’ bad…
- His children don’t have any Apple products, instead they have Microsoft alternates. They use Zune, a Microsoft portable music player.
- He bought Codex Leicester, one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebook for whopping $30.8 million in 1994.
- Bill Gates said that the office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was the brainchild of his wife Melinda Gates and he just signed all the cheques during its making.
- Many believe that after Bill Gates retired from Microsoft day to day running on 2008, the company has lost its edge to Apple and Google
- According to Bill Gates, now his full time work is Bill & Melinda Gates Charity Foundation, which has assets of worth $37.1 billion and Microsoft is his part time duty.
- Mary Gates (his mother) died of breast cancer on 1994. She was a teacher and a businesswoman.
- When He came to India (Uttar Pradesh) for his charity works. One of the guys present asked the Chief Minister, “Who is this guy?”, the Minister replied, “This is a white skinned guy I brought with me”. Many of them received the Foundation’s help and yet didn’t even know who Bill Gates is, in the developing world.
- While talking about Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates accidentally pronounced his ex-girlfriend Priscilla as “fiancée Priscilla”. This word made sensation in all the medias and Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s head of communications revealed that Bill Gates was mistaken (or misunderstood?!)
- Bill Gates has a Twitter account but he had a problem with his Facebook account and not using it.