William Henry Gates III, or Bill Gates, was born in Seattle, Washington. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a businesswoman. At a young age, Bill showed great interest in computers and programming. His first computer program was a game of tic-tac-toe where a player competes with the computer. At the age of 17, he already formed a venture with fellow computer enthusiast and childhood friend Paul Allen to count traffic using an Intel processor. Eventually, Bill and Paul would found Microsoft.
Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975, partnered with IBM for the IBM PC in 1980, and launched Windows in 1985. Since then, he has worked hard in managing the company to make it as one of the leaders in software. He has been listed many times as the richest man in the world, estimated to be worth more than $85 billion dollars. Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they have donated over $28B in charity, and have pledged to donate half of their wealth to charity over the course of time.
Bill Gates consistently ranks in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people, in this year, topped the list for 18th time in 23 years and he is one of the most renowned entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.
For those who aspire to be successful entrepreneurs should look to Gates for pearls of wisdom to help them stay on the right path, we will present to you in this article 10 of these pearls.
10-Have Energy :
You should have a lot of energy. You’ll need enough to quiet the persistent voices of doubt inside your head and enough to overcome the fear that comes with taking big risks. What’s more, the timing of your energy is important. For example, your energy might be off the charts when you’re just out of college and chomping at the bit to get your entrepreneurial career started, but you lack the practical skills, knowledge, and connections to really succeed. It’s a wise idea to get a job in your desired field to see how things are done; if it makes you feel better, consider it an entrepreneurial apprenticeship. Then, once you have some of this valuable experience and are less impulsive in your mindset, take your high energy level and power yourself toward success.