Comparing Billionaires

MCS 6What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Do billionaires have similar patterns? Check this out…

~ Gates and Zuckerberg were skinny, shy boys.

~ Both were raised in a prominent family.

~ Growing up, Gates and Zuckerberg refused to believe in authority.

~ Despite not listening to authority figures, the parents of both Gates and Zuckerberg supported their talents.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg hated “socialites,” yet deep down wanted to be part of the more popular crowd.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg preferred reading to television.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg did well in math and analytical classes.

~ Gates scored a 1590 out of 1,600 on his SAT’s, Zuckerberg scored a 1600.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg loved a good prank, especially if it got them attention. Also, they wanted their pranks to be something that no one had thought of doing.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg both became programmers and software coders that created their own games and computer programs.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg were both computer hackers, which they believed helped develop their ideas and create a better way of doing things.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg were both approached by businesses at a young age to help with improving a computer system. This gave them a chance at experiencing the insides of the business world.

~ Gates had been obsessed with reading literature and Zuckerberg loved reading poetry.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg had a best friend that they shared ideas with and kept a tight circle of close, likeminded friends.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg both attended Harvard.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg never finished college, yet their close-knit group of college friends became important to their success. Also, Gates and Zuckerberg needed the college experience to understand their purpose in life.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg were impressed by the technological ideas of others, yet felt that they could do things better.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg each started their company with a best friend.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg moved their companies in the early stages to an area that they could focus without distraction.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg wore t-shirts and jeans to the office.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg offered a piece of the company to anyone that they felt would propel the company to the next level.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg both had to learn public speaking skills.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg treated their employees in a harsh way, along with expecting them to keep up with their vision.

~ Programmers came first in the eyes of Gates and Zuckerberg. Everyone else was a distant second.

~ Gates believed that computers would someday be used in homes by everyday people. Zuckerberg believed that the socializing could be obtained from the homes of everyday people.

~ Before the age of 25, Gates and Zuckerberg gained the attention of Fortune 500 companies.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg received consistent public ridiculing from the media, government, and the average person. Yet, the media, government, and the average person all depend on what Gates and Zuckerberg had created.

~ Both Gates and Zuckerberg had eventually befriended Steve Jobs.

~ Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook, which made Gates and Zuckerberg partners.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg had been too busy running their respective companies to have a love life and yet, both got married…Also, their wives kept them grounded.

~ Gates and Zuckerberg are billionaires. (In case that wasn’t made clear already.)

~ Gates and Zuckerberg have donated billions of dollars to charity and both have been chastised for the way they donated.

“People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t believe in it, then they are not going to work hard.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg

“Life’s a lot more fun if you treat its challenges in creative ways.” ~ Bill Gates

Ron Knight

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