17 surprising facts about Bill Gates


Bill Gates speaking at an event in Washington, 2014.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesMost people know three things about Bill Gates:

  1. He is one of the richest men in the world.
  2. He cofounded one of the most successful tech companies of all time in Microsoft.
  3. He’s an extremely generous philanthropist through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

But despite his philanthropic efforts and online presence, there are a lot of things about Gates that many are unaware of.

Here are 17 facts you probably didn’t know about Bill Gates:

16. Gates says he reads 50 books a year. “Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding,” he says.

16. Gates says he reads 50 books a year. "Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding," he says.

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Source: The New York Times

These were his favorite books from 2015.

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