Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, with an amazing and supportive family who encouraged his interest in computers at an early age. He dropped out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. He married Melinda French in 1994 and they have three children. Today, Bill and Melinda Gates co-chair the charitable foundation bearing their names and are working together to give their wealth back to society.
Bill grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. His dad, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney and one of the co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.
Bill Gates is a famous business magnate and is one of the richest people in the universe with a net worth of over 114 billion United States Dollars.
One day during an interview, the lady interviewing Gates asked, “Sir, what is the secret of your success?” Instead of answering her verbally, he gave her a cheque from his chequebook and told her to write the amount that she wanted on that cheque. The lady laughed and said, ‘This is not what I mean, Sir’, and she repeated the question in a different way. He handed her the cheque again and she declined it again. Bill Gates tore the cheque apart and said to her “the secret of my success is that I do not miss opportunities as you did now. You could have been the richest broadcaster in the world of you did not let the opportunity pass you by.”
Never let opportunities pass you by. Take risks, follow your heart. Do whatever it takes to make money. Have multiple streams of income.