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The Reason Why Bill Gates Dropped Out From School


William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate , software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation . During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect , while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Bill Gates dropped at Harvard two years into his college education to start  Microsoft, the business that would  make him a millionaire at the age 26 . Now, over 40 years later, Gates says there is still one thing he regrets about his Harvard years.


Bill Gates says he dropped out of Harvard because he was scared of missing out on the personal computing revolution. Bill Gates has no regrets about dropping out of Harvard, but he thinks you should stay in school.


He demonstrated his passion for programming and computer systems early in his life. In eighth grade, he was working on the school’s General Electric computer and managed to write his first program. ws

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Bill Gates demonstrated his passion for programming and computer systems early in his life. In eighth grade, he was working on the school’s General Electric computer and managed to write his first program.

His parents wanted him to pursue a legal profession, and although he enrolled at Harvard College, pursuing his pre-law major, he still took some computer science courses. Two years after enrolling in Harvard, Gates dropped out to start a computer software company with his childhood friend Paul Allen. His parents were supportive given the interest and the work Gates demonstrated. Also, if the venture flopped he was still open to going back to school.

In the end, Microsoft was enormously successful. Gates was not the first or the last successful person to leave college to pursue his dreams, but he is one of the most fascinating.


You can make it in life as the way Bill Gates did



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