Saturday, March 24, 2007

Gates finally gets a college degree



Gosh.. all this money and no degree?!! I am ready to give up my English Teaching Methods degree with a 3.4/4 GPA for 1/1000 of his fortune!


"....It's not like he needs it to beef up his resume, but the world's richest college dropout is finally getting his degree.
Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, will speak at Harvard University's commencement ceremony in June and like all commencement speakers will receive an honorary degree from the institution. It's hard to guess if Gates, the wealthiest person in the world and co-founder of a company that brought in US$44 billion in revenue last year, cares. But the programming whiz who once dropped out of Harvard will likely feel some sense of satisfaction. Gates arrived at Harvard as a freshman in 1973 and while there got to know Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO, who lived just down the hall. Gates had already discovered his interest in software, having programmed computers since the age of 13. While at Harvard, Gates helped develop a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer, the MITS Altair.During his junior year, Gates dropped out of the university to work full-time on Microsoft, a company he and his childhood friend Paul Allen founded. In hindsight, it's hard to criticise that decision."


5 comments:

Qwaider قويدر said...

It's still "honorary". He has a bunch of those already

Abed Hamdan said...

It was a real pleasure meeting you and your husband...

kolkom zoo2...3anjad im glad that I met you guys :)

Who's-sane! said...

After so many calculations (correct me if I'm wrong) I figured out that if Gates lost 99% of his wealth he'd still be a millionaire! Excuse me while I kill myself, really!

redrose said...

hay el nas elli btefhamm..el degrees 7aki fadi..

antiZionist said...

Bell Gates is nothing but sleazy opportunistic "businessman".
almost all of "his" ideas stolen from Steve Job,Apple Founder..