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How Did Bill Gates Get So Rich?

Tom Bowden

Presented at: OCON 2014

Date: Jun 28, 2014

Ever since the early 1990s, Bill Gates has been counted among the world’s richest men. How did he do it? This talk tells the story of Gates’s meteoric rise from Harvard dropout to head of the world’s biggest software company, Microsoft. Key questions to be addressed: Did Gates deserve his wealth? What abilities, choices and efforts set him apart from the crowd? And why were his achievements met with massive resentment, even hatred, from many of his contemporaries?


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