Bill Gates Net Worth
Bill Gates was considered the richest man in the world until our #1 surpassed him recently. Gates, like many ultra-rich entrepreneurs, started from humble beginnings, in the garage of his parents. He founded the Microsoft company in 1975 with fellow Harvard non-graduate, Paul Allen. They based their software on an operating system that allowed anyone to have a user-friendly interface to operate their computers. Tech giants at that time like IBM and Hewlett-Packard all missed the boat because they did not see the potential that it had. Gates was the winner and stands as the second richest man in the world. At one time, he vowed to give away all of his money, but his investments pay off faster than he can spend them helping others in remote places like Africa. He has some unique views on the future of the world regarding population control which has sometimes created controversy for the tech guru. Gates’ father founded Planned Parenthood years ago which has also recently come under scrutiny.