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.
Bill Gates drives Electric Auto Rickshaw, Anand Mahindra reacts!
Meanwhile, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was seen driving an electric three-wheeler on March 6 during his trip to India and his video went viral on the internet portals.
“India’s passion for innovation never ceases to amaze. I drove an electric rickshaw, capable of traveling up to 131km (about 81 miles) and carrying up to 4 people. It’s inspiring seeing companies like Mahindra contribute to the decarbonization of the transportation industry,” he posted on the social media platform.
Here’s what Anand Mahindra replied:
“Chalti ka Naam Bill Gates ki Gaadi” So glad you found the time to check out the Treo @BillGates Now on your next trip’s agenda should be a 3-wheeler EV drag race between you, @sachin_rt and me…”