What does everyday life really look like when your name is Bill Gates? From sunrise to sunset, let us take you through the man who was worth $ 90 billion.
A computer genius, a talent for commerce and an extraordinary stroke of luck. Here’s how to explain Bill Gates’ fortune. He brilliantly invented with Paul Allen the first programming language for a commercial microcomputer in 1975 (the Altair BASIC), it was in 1980 that his life changed.
He signs an exclusive contract with IBM in which the IT company undertakes to market a Microsoft operating system on each IBM PC. Thus was born the Windows saga which would make Microsoft the most profitable software company on the planet and its founder the richest man for over 20 years. Bill Gates reached the peak of his fortune in 1999 in the middle of the internet bubble (101 billion dollars at the time, or 147 billion today).
But how does Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, start each day? Last year, a group of students from Betsy Lane High School asked him what a genius like him could eat for breakfast. To which he had responded, as a grown child, chocolatesoufflécereals”, with a privileged brand, the Cocoa Puffs, recognizable by the chicken that skates on the box. But during this same exchange, Melinda Gate, his wife, had corrected that he “used to do without breakfast”.
Next, Bill Gates does some physical activity on a treadmill. According to information from the New York Times, he would take advantage of this sports session to watch “DVDs of the Great Courses from the Teaching Company”.
These are courses on all the themes and all the fields taught by the best teacher-researchers on the planet. “A healthy mind in a healthy body”: the ex-CEO of Microsoft respects the old maxim to the letter. A man of his time, Bill Gates never starts an ill-informed day. He reads the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, he told Fox Business.
A slight glimpse of the library of Bill Gates (AFP)
Started on a good foundation, Bill Gates’ day is nonetheless very busy. But the businessman is particularly organized. The Telegraph had unlocked one of its little secrets: its timetable would be divided into five-minute slots. All his meetings are therefore watched in hand, but Gates does not forget, however, to note all his ideas. And what does a business genius eat when lunchtime comes? Obviously, a cheeseburger, according to his own confidences made to Reddit.
If at 61, Bill Gates seems to be still a workaholic, he can sometimes ease off. Thus, he always devotes a little of his time to reading. According to information from Business Insider, his personal library also has some rare works, including the Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci. More unlikely, during his days off, the ex-CEO of Microsoft likes to visit, with his children, electrical factories or missile silos. Definitely more attractive than a day at Disneyland. His other hobbies include tennis and bridge. In short, simple pleasures. Bill Gates does not forget to write down all his ideas (AFP)
Harassed by so many activities, Bill Gates is not a billionaire who gorges on caviar and champagne after dark. The richest man in the world prefers to do the dishes. He had even admitted, in an interview with Reddit, that he did it every night, and that he could not bear someone to replace him in this housework. Rather early at bedtime.
Bill Gates quickly returns to his bed to get at least seven hours of sleep.
“I can’t be efficient without these seven hours,” he said in The Seattle Times. Making peaceful nights and scouring plates is the recipe for making billions.