Bill Gates arrested in Albuquerque in 1977 for speeding

At 22 he was too smart for Harvard and owned a Porsche (that he bought himself), I’d be laughing all the way to the police station.

His mom was a top executive sitting on boards of many big companies, a member of the board of directors of the United Way, and a friend of John Opel, chairman of the IBM.

Make your own conclusions how little Billy got his contract for MS-DOS with the IBM that’s the basis of all Microsoft’s fortune.

Gates has said in an interview that a lot of credit goes to being at the right place at the right time.

Now, I’ll fill in a bit there – right place, meaning his familial connections. Right time, at a point where technology really started to require operating systems. There were many doing what Gates was doing, of course. Someone was going to ‘rise’ to the top even if it wasn’t Gates. It happened to be Gates, and it happened to be Microsoft.

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