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How did Bill Gates become the richest man on Earth?

Other question too. Please answer seperatly. 1.Why does Bill Gates live in an retirment state? 2. How did Microsoft become so famous so fast? 3. Who was the richest man before Bill Gates? Only nice answers plz!!!! If you don't know the answer to a question, don't even bother answering it. PLZ NO BAD ANSWERS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked By: emma_watson - 9/14/2006
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You ask a very interesting question with many facets. People have written book about how Bill Gates became the richest man in the world. And every top rated Business School is still trying to accurately figure this out... More
Answered By: Amp - 9/14/2006
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He had a great idea.
Answered By: Kelly T - 9/14/2006
 
He dropped out of college! Learned to use his own mind, without being poluted by the system.
Answered By: mrcricket1932 - 9/14/2006
 
0 - Foresight. 1 - He doesn't; he just doesn't spend as much time at Microsoft as he used to. 2 - It didn't; back in the 1970s they were virtually unknown. 3 - Warren Buffet.
Answered By: Walter Ridgeley - 9/14/2006
 
1. why does he need to work 2. an idea which everybody needed to use 3. i think it was ted turner
Answered By: IrishEyes84 - 9/14/2006
 
Didn't he win the lottery?
Answered By: yandell_32 - 9/14/2006
 
I just seen the documentary on Bill gates too! he lives in a retirement state becasue he managed his money correctly. Microsoft became famous so fast as that was the future. Forbes
Answered By: yeppers - 9/14/2006
 
By forcing crappy software down everyone's throats and otherwise using monopoly practices to block competitive entry.
Answered By: Dip Shït - 9/14/2006
 
Bill Gates is not the richest man on earth, only the wealthiest working person! BTW Gates was a marketing major in college... More
Answered By: Russ - 9/14/2006
 
Forgive me for not remembering all of the principals, but here is the story as I know it... More
Answered By: loveourcountry - 9/14/2006
 
Bill Gates owns a considerable amount of Microsoft shares. He never had to "buy" them because he founded the company. Meanwhile his company became so successful, thanks to him and many other people working with/for him, that the initial value of the shares since soared. This is what accounts for most of his net worth... More
Answered By: jarynth2 - 9/14/2006
 
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