Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the Computer Geek who changed the world !!!!

Bill Gates is known as the World’s richest man (although he was recently de-throned), yet most people really don’t know a whole lot about the name and face behind Microsoft.




Little Known Facts about Bill Gates :
  • William Henry Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington.
  • His SAT score was 1590. The top score for the test is 1600.
  • By the age of 17, Gates had sold his first computer program, a time-tabling system for his high school, for $4,200.
  • Gates told his university teachers he would be a millionaire by age 30.  He became a billionaire at age 31.
  • While at Harvard, Gates co-wrote Altair BASIC, which became Microsoft’s first product.
  • He met his wife, Melinda French, in 1987 at a Microsoft press event in Manhattan while she was a worker for the company.  They would go on to get married on New Years Day in 1994.
  • In 2002, Bill Gates was considered more idolized than Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tungin a poll of teenagers in Hong Kong and China.  The survey was conducted by the City University of Hong Kong.
  • He is currently having a building named after him at Carnegie Mellon University, called the Gates Building of Computer Science.
  • Bill Gates earns $250 every second; that’s about $20 million a day and $7.8 billion a year!
  • If he drops a thousand-dollar bill, he needn’t even bother to pick it up because in the four seconds it would take him to pick it up, he would’ve already earned it back. 
 
Source : Internet ;D