Bill Gates : The Middle Child Essay

1246 Words Dec 24th, 2016 5 Pages
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can 't lose.” William Henry Gates II: Bill Gates, was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington to William Henry Gates Jr. and the late Mary Maxwell. Bill was born as the middle child. He has an older sister named Kristianne and one younger, Libby. Bill Gates married Melinda Ann French, a worker at Microsoft, in 1994. They had a private ceremony in Lanai, Hawaii. Not long after their marriage, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on starting and raising her family. Bill and Melinda have three children now, Jennifer Katharine Gates (born 1996), Rory John Gates (1999), and Phoebe Adele Gates (2002). They currently live in Lake Washington near Seattle, Washington. Bill Gates not only has created a successful computer program, but his wife and him have a very affluent foundation called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
When Bill was just in the seventh grade, his parents had put him in an all boys school called Lakeside School. Bill was not very sure about going there at first, but then grew to like it. At the age 13, Bill started to hack computers. At his school, they had one machine and a teletype. He had to pay to use it, but eventually he ran out of money to use it so he hacked into the computer. Lakeside School, the school Bill attended, banned his computer use because he was hacking, but then they realized his skill he had using a computer and asked him to help find bugs. Soon after, he met his…

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