According to some reports, Bill Gates sold his first computer program at the age of 17, a time-tabling system for his high school for $4,200
He opted out of Harvard University to start Microsoft, which eventually became the world’s largest software company.
He reportedly told his University teachers that he aims to become a Millionaire by the age of 30. However at 31, Gates featured on Forbes as the youngest self-made Billionaire.
He was arrested in 1977 for racing past a red light signal and driving without a valid license.
He owns a collection on writing by Leonardo Da Vinci which bought for $30.1 million
Through his foundation, Gates has donated over $28 billion, the largest amount of capital ever given to charity
On December 9, 2010, Gates, investor Warren Buffett, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a commitment they called the “Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge.” The pledge is a commitment by all three to donate at least half of their wealth over the course of time to charity.
He took the ALS ice bucket challenge after being challenged by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.