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Bill Gates

Biography of a Business Legend and Philanthropist
Written by: Steven Eckard
Narrated by: John York
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Bill Gates is one of the world’s richest men and an undeniable legend in both software and business. Now, this biography is here to peer into the life and career of this incredible entrepreneur.

In this detailed account of Bill Gates’ life, you’ll discover everything from how his childhood and years at Harvard shaped how he attained success to the founding of the now-famous Microsoft and the Windows software that changed the world and paved his way to becoming a billionaire.

But beyond the business, you’ll also get a glimpse of the philosophy and philanthropy behind it - such as the creation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a charity which has had an immeasurable impact on poor and impoverished communities across the globe. 

From striving to cure diseases like polio to his journey to becoming a business titan, this incredible biography delves deep into Bill Gates’ life and the events which shaped him.

Buy the audiobook now to discover the extraordinary achievements that Gates leaves as his legacy.

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  • Jan
  • 2020-02-08

Lots about early computer development, too

Accomplishments:
*Read the entire World Book encyclopedia by age eight
*Compulsive reader
*Photographic memory
*Professional poker player while at Harvard
*highly competitive and became quite aggressive in business
*X-Box developed and marketed by Microsoft.
*Billionaire by 31
*Cascade Investments is his venture capital firm since 1994
*1994 married Melinda
*In 2007 he finally received a degree from Harvard. Honorary.
*Left Microsoft in 2008 to run his foundation but remained as chairman until 2014
*On the board of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffet has made impressive donations to the
Gates foundation.
*2019 passed $100bn net worth
*Inspired by Carnegie in literacy and Rockefeller in science and conquering diseases
*On the board at Berkshire Hathaway an Warren Buffett has made significant contributions to Gates
foundation, Together they established The Giving Pledge to encourage other moneyed people
to commit to improving world health and education
It felt odd to me to hear narrator John York's apparently British accent, but he did an excellent job.
I won this free audiobook in a giveaway!

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  • Rayc
  • 2020-01-26

Who would have guessed

Bill Gates. .
A biography of the man who revolutionized home computers.
Full of informative facts about the man and his ethos.
A great biography and a very interesting listen.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review. .