Bill Gates biographyBill Gates (full name William Henry Gates) is an entrepreneur and founder of Microsoft, the creator of the revolutionary MS-DOS operating system. He headed the rating of the wealthiest people in the world 18 times. Net worth: $134 billion.
Childhood and adolescent yearsBill was born and raised in Seattle’s prestigious district in a successful and wealthy family: his father was one of the most successful and influential lawyers in the city while his mother was engaged in raising children (Bill has sisters Kristi and Libby) and charity.
Unlike his classmates, running in the streets, Bill spent his free time reading the 20-volume encyclopedia, carefully studying page by page. Teachers of the prestigious Lakeside School noted his outstanding abilities, unique photographic memory, and an unusually high level of IQ from primary school age.
At the age of 12, the boy became obsessed with computers. Bill was so carried away by programming that he spent all his time in the computer classroom, often sacrificing other lessons for the sake of it. For bad behavior and constant absence from lessons, he was even sent to a school psychiatrist.