Born on 28 October 1955, little did William Henry Gates AKA Bill Gates knew what he was going to achieve in life. He was one of those personalities who was against the stereotypical education system and believed more in his own talent and look where he has ended up.
Interestingly, Gates’ parents wanted him to pursue a career in Law, but his friendship bloomed with his school friend Paul Allen over their love of technology which took him to a level where only he exists. Bill Gates became a coder at the age of 12, millionaire at age 21 and billionaire at 31.
His road to riches started when he was a tech-obsessed 13-year-old student at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington. As Bill Gates recalled in a 2005 speech, the school’s “mothers club came up with the money to buy a teletype that connected over the phone lines with a GE time-sharing computer.”
That particular machine effectively turned the pages of his life and that’s how his journey started. He spent as much time learning about hacking, coding and computers. He and a school friend later co-founded Microsoft.
In the year 2000, Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO, and in 2014, he stepped down as chairman. Today, Gates runs one of the world’s biggest nonprofits with his wife, former Microsoft executive and philanthropist Melinda Gates.
When world faces challenges, Innovations happening in India under Modi govt: Bill Gates
Meanwhile, the billionaire, on Friday met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed in detail about the innovative work in the field of health, climate change, and other important areas.
“India has an amazing ability to manufacture lots of safe, effective, and affordable vaccines, some of them supported by the Gates Foundation. Vaccines produced in India have saved millions of lives during the pandemic and prevented other diseases around the world,” Bill Gates posted in his blog.
“I had visited the India Council of Agricultural Research in Pusa, where I learned about efforts to help farmers adapt to a warmer climate, including by planting new varieties of wheat and chickpeas that can tolerate droughts,” the Microsoft co-founded wrote further in his blog.
He added that India “making progress in health, development, climate and showing what’s possible when we invest in innovation”.