Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. He has a net worth of $90 billion and has changed the way we do things.
It could surely be argued that without Microsoft, the personal computing revolution wouldn’t have been the same. Gates went from a high school hacker to Harvard dropout, to billionaire Microsoft founder, to philanthropist. Along the way, stories of his eccentric behavior have followed him. Following is a collection of some of the best eccentric stories about Bill Gates you probably didn’t know.
He did things his own way
When he was in high school, Gates was already a whiz on computers, so his school administration asked him to use their computers to create a class schedule. Instead, Gates used the computers to fill his classes with the girls he was interested in.
He Hated Class
Bill Gates attended Harvard, but he never went to any of the classes he was actually signed up for. Bill had to do things his way and he went to whatever class interested him that day. You would think this would have a negative effect on his grades but it didn’t. Gates still managed to get straight As in the classes he never went to.
He was a 30-year-old math problem
While he was at Harvard, Gates came up with a solution to a 30-year-old math problem called “pancake sorting.” When his professor called Gates to tell him his solution was going to be featured in a prestigious math journal, Gates could not have cared less. The 20-year-old was already deep into the founding of Microsoft.
He loved Games
Gates was a huge fan of the classic Windows game Minesweeper. He was so obsessed with playing it that he had to uninstall it from his computer or he never would have gotten anything done.