Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973 and obtained 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT; making him one of the most sought after students by Harvard. Although he eventually dropped out of Harvard, it was probably one of the best decisions he ever made. Without Gates deciding to leave Harvard to fulfil his dreams of starting his own company, we might not have had the privilege of using a Microsoft Windows Operating System; or worse, the joy of gaming on Xbox – Can you imagine a world without Xbox? Yikes! Scary.
Bill Gates: Richest Geek
According to Forbes Magazine, Bill Gates (age 57) net worth is estimated at 67 billion dollars; making him the richest man in America. Not only is he the richest man in America, but he is also the richest Geek. Bill Gates encompasses the geek look with his ‘signature glasses’ and geek swag. Geeks around the world look up to Bill Gates, and he is proof that its ‘cool to be a geek’ in the 21st century.
Bill Gates: The Ultimate Geek
Bill Gates has donated a large portion of his wealth to a number of charities, and has contributed an estimated 28 billion dollars through his charity called “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”. He has pushed the cause to eradicate deadly disease such as Polio. His close friends, such as Warren Buffett, Richard Branson and Azim Premji have also joined his cause.
Bill Gates presently still owns about 5% stock in Microsoft as well as other stocks in a number of different companies. Bill Gates, along with his wife, is committed on giving away 95% of their wealth over time to charity. So the next question is who will be entitled to this wealth?
Most of us would remember the incident when Facebook users went crazy over a hoax that Bill Gates would give $5,000 to each person who clicked share on a link. The link stated:
As some of you may know, I’m Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, I mean, I brought you Windows XP, right?
How many of you had clicked the share link? – be honest now.
Most of us were fooled by the hoax and spammed the link all over Facebook. So to answer the question to who would be entitled to the 95% of Bill Gates wealth; the answer is probably not any of us. It may very well go towards the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and used for a number of charitable events and causes. If you had 67 billion dollars in your pockets, what would you do with it?