Bill Gates is a pioneer in tech, business and philanthropy.
The Microsoft founder grew the company into the giant it is today. Since leaving day-to-day operations in 2014, Gates has turned his full attention to solving global problems with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which he oversees with his wife.
The recent Netflix documentary, “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,” takes a fascinating look at the man behind the magnate. While the three-part series seems to take as its subject the Gates Foundation, it offers a rare glimpse into Bill’s habits, like his compulsive reading (“I’ve been with him on vacation and he’ll read 14 books,” a friend says), or his punctuality (“He is on time to the minute, every single meeting without fail,” says Lauren Jiloty of Gates Ventures).
Gates has a net worth of $105.7 billion. The amount was enough to surpass Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man on Friday when the Amazon stock fell 7%. Bezos regained top spot by Friday afternoon, with his net worth bouncing back to $109.9 billion at the time markets closed.
Even allowing for market fluctuations, you don’t need to be a computer whiz to know that Gates is wildly successful. These are some of Gates’ best quotes on success and accomplishments.