posted on Jul, 1 2006 @ 06:57 PM
I can answer that for you.
I did a report on him but it was a long time ago. The story of how he got that wealth is too long to say in order you to
understand but it goes this way.
Always had a dream of making a software coorporation with his friend.
Young Teen - Writes a problem report book on all the errors known and uknown to the big buisnessess about computer systems.
Its been a very long time ago but I think it was Northwest Power Grid that had problems with their systems and read the book and it fixed them so then
they hired Bill and his friend.
Skipping all the way to Microsofts founding, Bill sells some less than 10% of Microsoft to (Believe me its been a long time and hard to remember) a
company to make Microsoft public.
That goes very swell. They make a ton of money.
Microsoft got major investments so did Bill.
So then he became a billionare b/c of investments. He doesnt make the most money of his company, when I did the report he made some 500,000 bucks a
year. But he made a half million an hour by investments of the stock market.
I had to skipp a bunch of things b/c it will take too long to explain but basically he was a economic genius and he got alot of money from his skills.
Oh one more thing to add, he dropped out of University on purpose b/c he couldnt wait to make Microsoft, it used to be Micro-Soft. He also failed
purposly in Language Arts and History in school and did extremely well in Math and Science for two reasons. One- he likes Math and Science better.
Two- back then girls got better grades than boys and he would be made fun of well thats what he thought if he did what he was capable of and got
grades like a girl.