Money isn’t everything, it is just almost everything. A lot of people want to be rich, but don’t know how and where to start. They say, that if you want to be a millionaire, you should start thinking like one. And think that you have to do everything by yourself. Like what this “king of Software” who has done so much to make our world better and is the world’s richest person for 3 years in a row which has been declared by Forbes as the lists of world’s billionaires.
And here’s 10 things you might not know with Bill Gates.
1. Bill Gates’ mansion
The Xanadu 2.0, took seven years to build the estate.
His mansion costs $120 million USD and contains 24 bathrooms which is located in Medina, Washington. His house is Eco-friendly that reduces heat loss using natural ways and has a temperature regulator. He also has computer that monitors his favorite maple tree from where the water will automatically stream onto it if it becomes dry.
2. Learning Foreign Language
“I feel pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages”. He expressed.
Aside from being essential, learning multiple languages at once opens opportunities for relationship and multicultural understanding. Fluency isn’t required, as long as you are trying to communicate with the natives of a particular country that you’ve been in with your travel destination, they can immediately feel the regard and respect that could make them feel comfortable towards you.
Also, it is one among all certainties in which money cannot afford to.
For Bill Gates, it is one of the things that he regretted. Though, he took Latin and Greek way back in high school, he still wishes he spoke French, Arabic or Chinese. With his wealth, intelligence and resources, he might seem to have it all but he’s still aiming to learn French as the easiest among his target languages.
3. The self-made billionaire that dropped out college
The future your world is in your classroom today, as everybody says. But others oppose that school is not really necessary for education. Grades do matter, but it doesn’t define you as who you really are. The mantra is you don’t need to compel yourself to get a 1.0 to be successful. And Bill Gates can be considered as the living proof for this. It is all about life skills, it’s all about hard work. And to name other successful individuals who never finished school, here are they: Oprah, Steve Jobs, Spielberg. They are the influential and eminent person who has been a college dropout but turned to Billionaire.
4. He pays $1 million in property taxes a year
Tax is considered as the lifeblood of the government. Therefore, without our taxes, a government cannot execute and implement ministerial duties such as paving our roads, hiring police officers who’s trying their best to maintain order and peace, and even construct much-needed infrastructure enterprises including hospitals, schools, and bridges. Bill Gates pays over 1 million USD per year in property taxes for his house and has an estimated net worth of $79.7 billion which appears to grow every year.
5. Banned his kids from mobile phones unless they turn 14
Bill Gates got 3 children and implemented rules to them. He once said that he has an intention of donating his wealth to a charity and help the world’s poorest while his children will inherit just 3 per cent of his wealth’s complete total. Regardless of this, Bill Gates demands to buy his children an inexpensive phone which also has a good quality. He is also restraining screen time before his youngest go to bed and disallow them from having mobile phones until they were 14.
6. $28 billion charity donation from Bill Gates.
Bill Gates caused the media to call him “Centibillionaire”. But he donated the majority of his wealth to charities and inspires fellow billionaire to help the poor and needy people. With his foundation which focuses on improving health, reducing poverty and aiding education, he donated the biggest amount of capital on any account that has been mainlined to charity.
7. In 1994, Bill married his long-time girlfriend Melinda French
Marriage was never been easy, but has been so worth it. Melinda Gates, a former Microsoft employee, an American philanthropist and the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who married his boss, Bill Gates. They dated for six years before Bill proposed to Melinda.
8. If Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country in the world
With Bill Gates’ net worth of $81.6 billion, who keeps getting richer every year, the one who founded Microsoft, no doubt he’ll be richer than any other country. Qatar which has been considered as one of the poorest Gulf states, has now emerged as the richest country when the oil boom. Gates was also compared to a country and regarded him as the 37th richest country in the world.
9. I wanna be a Billionaire
Occasionally, his kids enchantment is to tease him by singing the song ‘Billionaire’ by Bruno Mars and Travis McCoy. He claimed that his three kids favorite ways to poke fun at him is through a song, “Billionaire” and he finds it so funny. The lyrics of the song actually fit him unintentionally that was composed by Bruno Mars and Travis McCoy. The song contains the lyrics of “I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin’ bad. Buy all the things I never had. I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine. Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.”
10. Bill Gates is very active on Twitter but not on Facebook
You want to be connected to the world’s richest individual? Search him on Twitter but not on Facebook. Bill Gates expressed to his visitors on a forum in New Delhi that he quit Facebook. A lot of people think that Bill Gate is competing with Mark Zuckerburg as the co-founder of Facebook, but the real reason behind it was that Bill Gates was too overwhelmed with over 10,000 people wanting to connect with him and sent him a friend request.
Now that you know a little bit more about the Richest man alive, you’ll appreciate finding out that we are all human and all possibility is achievable.