15 Weird Facts About Bill Gates
Bill Gates, a name worth $95 Billion, a cunning entrepreneur of his time. He was always been involved in controversies. He is a interesting book with some white and some black pages, with mysteries and manifestations, with controversies and achievements, with dominating forces and liberal ideas, with creations and stolen ideas.
Lets discuss more about this extremely influencing personality, lets dig deep into 15 most weird and unknown facts about Bill Gates’ life story.
Net Worth of Bill Gates
The crazy money in his pocket.
2. From interests alone, his investment generates about $128 per second, or about 4.1 Billion dollars per year. That means his money sitting idle in the bank accounts generates two times more money in a single year than the annual health budget of Uganda.
3. If Bill Gates drops a thousand dollars, he may not even bother to pick it up because during the 4 seconds in which he picks it, he would have already earned it back.
Early Life Struggles
Bill Gates Before Microsoft
1. HE WAS ONCE ARRESTED
Bill Gates was arrested for crossing a red light and that without a driving license in New Mexico, 2 years after he dropped out of the Harvard University.
Check here: Most Successful Harvard University Dropouts
2. HE HAS HACKED HIS PREP SCHOOL COMPUTER QUITE A FEW TIMES
He once edited the class scheduling program himself in such a way that it would place him in the classes with mostly female students.
3. HIS FIRST SOFTWARE PROGRAM
He wrote his first software program at the age of 13. The school in which he was studying at that time noticed his enthusiasm for technology and asked him to create a computerized schedule of the classes.
House and Cars Bill Gates’ Rich Lifestyle
A HOME AHEAD OF ITS TIME
Bill Gates’ house is no less than the head office of a superhero in a Sci-fi movie.
If Elon Musk is the real life Iron Man then Bill Gates is no less than the Batman.
And just like Batman his mansion is loaded with generation’s most advanced gadgets.
1. THE SPLENDOR OF GATES’ HOUSE
Mr. Gates has spent seven years and USD 63Million on his mansion XANADU 2.0. Bill Gates’ house, which is situated on the edge of Lake Washington, covers an area of about 6,000 square meters.
2. HIS HOUSE CARES FOR HIS GUESTS
In Bill Gates’ house the guests get to check the temperature and light in the room by a hi-tech sensory device. Guests receive a device for the sensors’ control throughout the house.
3. MUSIC THAT WALKS WITH YOU
Speakers in one room, had to go to the other but don’t want to miss the music?
Be a guest in Bill Gates’ house and you won’t have to worry about this problem. Thanks to the hidden dynamics, you are accompanied with the music while walking from one room to another in his house.
4. WHEN XANADO 2.0 MEETS BILL GATES’ LOVE FOR ART
The work of art on the walls of his house can be changed at the touch of a button. Computer displays are located throughout the house which can show almost any photo or picture. The total data storage cost of these devices is $150K USD.
CARS IN HIS GARAGE
1. No one knows how many cars he owns. Bill Gates has never concealed the fact that he is fond of four wheels.
2. During the era of 90s, he used to drive a Lexus LS 400 (maroon color, IIRC).
4. In the early years of Microsoft, he bought a 1979 Porsche 911 that he used to race around the desert.
5. He is in love with engineering of Porsches. As he has 3 of them
>Porsche 911 Carrera
>Porsche 959 Coupe (only 337 were ever built by Porsche)
The last one was auctioned in 2012 for $80,000.
BONUS: 4 WEIRDEST FACTS ABOUT BILL GATES
1. THE 40 YEAR OLD MAPLE TREE
It is said that Bill is very attached to a 40 year old Maple that’s on the roadside of his house. Computers watch his favorite tree all day long. If it does not have enough water, then it turns the watering automatically.
2. WHEN BILL GATES RELEASED MOSQUITOES IN HIS TED TALK
While highlighting the issue of Malaria, in his TED Talk of 2009, he said “there is no reason why only the poor should have this experience” and released mosquitoes after that. Though he later confirmed that the mosquitoes did not carry malaria.
3. WHEN HE DISTRIBUTED A $30 MILLION DOLLAR BOOK FOR FREE
In 1994 he purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Hammer for $30 Million. He then distributed all the pages for free as desktop wallpapers and in 1997 released a comprehensive CD.
4. A LETTER TO JOBS, WHEN HE WAS DYING