February 4, As a geeky-looking teenager, he started in a garage and created the world's biggest software company. He then became the world's richest man and the world's most prominent philanthropist. Bill Gates is now back in a hands-on role at Microsoft, the company he co-founded in , which has been losing ground against rivals in the new tech landscape. In a shake-up announced Tuesday, Gates, 58, assumes a new title—a board member who is "founder and technology advisor," while giving up the role of chairman, while Indian-born Satya Nadella, 46, becomes Microsoft's third CEO. It represents a new chapter for Gates, who left as CEO in as he handed the company reins to Steve Ballmer to devote more time to his charitable foundation.
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Bill Gates was a disruptive teenager and had to see psychologist | HeraldScotland
Bill Gates was a disruptive teenager and had to see psychologist. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed how he was "disruptive" as a teenager, forcing his parents to send him to a psychologist. Speaking on Desert Island Discs Gates said his parents taught him the value of "giving back" to society, a lesson developed into a philanthropic philosophy culminating in he and his wife Melinda setting aside much of their vast fortune to help the world's poor. The 60 year old also opened up to presenter Kirsty Young on the BBC Radio 4 show about how "fanatical" he was in the early days of Microsoft, and the relationship he had with Apple founder Steve Jobs that was both competitive and mutually supportive.
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If you want to be the best at something, billionaire Bill Gates suggests thinking back to whatever you obsessed over as a teenager. Of course, in Gates' case, the activity he obsessed over as a teenager growing up in Seattle was writing software — and that hobby worked out pretty well. Gates went on to co-found Microsoft and become a millionaire in his 20s. He's is now a billionaire the second-wealthiest person in the world.
A young Bill Gates. ScrapeTV Many highly successful people started their ascent to fame and fortune early. Bill Gates, for example, spent his teenage years learning to code. When Gates was 15, the duo created Traf-O-Data, a tool for tracking traffic flow in the area. After high school, Gates attended Harvard University but dropped out in to work full-time on Microsoft, which ultimately made him the world's richest self-made billionaire.