Where was Bill Gates born?
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1995, as William Henry Gates III in Seattle, Washington.
How old was Bill Gates when he started Microsoft?
At the age of 19, Bill Gates and a friend started Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Where did Gates go to college?
True or False: Bill Gates was a college dropout.
True! Bill Gates enrolled at Harvard University in 1973. However, he dropped out in 1975 to pursue Microsoft.
Who co-founded Microsoft with Gates?
Paul Allen met Gates at Lakeside Prep School when they were teenagers.
What did he score on his SAT?
Bill Gates almost got a perfect score on his SATs—he scored 1590 out of 1600.
One of Bill Gates’s biggest splurges was a collection of writings by ________.
In 1994, Gates spent $30.8 million on the Codex Leicester, a collection of writings by Leonardo da Vinci. This (in addition to his private jet) was one of Gates’s biggest splurges.
How many languages does Bill Gates speak?
Bill Gates speaks just one language—English. He said this is one of his biggest regrets.
What was the first program Gates ever developed?
Gates wrote his first program at Lakeside Prep School. It was a game of tic-tac-toe in which users played against the machine.
Who did Bill Gates marry in 1994?
Bill Gates married Melinda French on January 1, 1994, in a super-secret wedding. Not only did Gates book up the entire hotel, but he also rented out every helicopter to keep cameras out of their Hawaiian wedding. Though divorced now, the two made a name for themselves as philanthropists, starting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.