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William Henry Gates


Mr. William “Bill” Henry Gates III is the co-founder of the software company Microsoft that at one point made him over 1600 dollars every second. At the age of 13, 1968, Mr. Gates began programming computer programs. In 1973, he entered into Harvard and became acquainted with Mr. Paul Allen, later to be his co-founder. In the mid-1970s they started to develop programming language for the Altair BASIC, inspired by BASIC for the Altair 8800 microcomputer.

He is currently the chairman of the Microsoft company. He has for years been ranked as the world’s richest man. After he retired from the daily operations of the company, he claimed that he would donate his entire fortune of $40 billion (2009) to charity.

I have added some of my favorite quotes from Mr. Gates that I would like to share with you.


“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

“If you show people problems and you show people the solutions, they will be moved to act.”

“I have $100 billion… You realize I could spend $3 million a day, every day, for the next 100 years? And that’s if I don’t make another dime…”

“Patience is a key element of success.”

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