Bill Gates

by Christian from San Diego


A high school student was bright enough to arrange his classes so he was able to have classes with the prettiest girls. He may not have known that designing classes was just the beginning of his multi billionaire life. Who would have known that this “player” would be one of the richest and most generous people in the world. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. When Bill turned 13 his parents enrolled him in Seattle's Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school. Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with a childhood friend, Paul Allen. Later on, Gates had made millions of dollars which in no time made billions of dollars. Gates and his wife both founded “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”. Although he was a billionaire, he dropped his role of being a CEO of Microsoft, he became a philanthropist.


Instead of working at Microsoft full time, Bill Gates dedicates more time on his philanthropists’ foundations and although Gates has billions of dollars, he chooses to help others. “He and his wife Melinda established the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on helping to improve health care and education for children all around the world.” (Bill, Gates) Gates is considered incredibly bighearted for his donations. Gates may not know who he is helping, but he does know that he is changing someone else’s life. “By 2001, Gates and his wife had endowed more than 21 billion dollars for philanthropic causes.” (Gates, Bill) If he sought to, he could keep all the money but instead he chooses to donate. By donating that much money, anyone can tell that he cares about the foundations he supports or created. Bill Gates may be portrayed as a self-centered man but he is one of the most generous men ever.


Gates made some hasty acts when he was younger that might be considered a regret but he did not believe in regrets, still living by that rule he only thinks about the present and it has prepared him to be a successful man. “Gates’ competitive drive and fierce desire to win has made him a powerful force in business, but it has also consumed much of his personal life.” (Gates, Bill) He knew that this company would take much of his time but he didn’t care about anything but to make Microsoft one of the biggest companies in the world. “In his junior year, Gates dropped out of Harvard to devote his energies to his new company. Little did he know it would become one of the most successful companies in the world.” (“Miller, Kelli”) Gates went by his guts instead of his brain. By dropping out of Harvard, Gates must have had so much faith in this company that might’ve become nothing; that truly shows that he is a gutsy man.

As Bill Gates once said: Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do. (Bill, Gates) Bill Gates is an inspiration because of the way he changes lives. Through his donations he is trying to help educate as many kids as he can. If this man didn’t go behind his guts in the first place, this may possibly have never happened. If you take risks it might be one of the best choices you have decided. Look at Bill Gates now; he is at this instant considered a hero to many people because of the risk he took that has helped millions of lives.

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