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Billionaire Entrepreneur Bill Gates

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Born William Henry Gates III, Bill's nickname as a child was "Trey," reflective of The Third" following his moniker, as he was the fourth consecutive Gates man of the same name.

 

Back in his school days, Bill Gates wrote a computer program for scheduling students in classes, 

 

Bill almost achieved his goal of being a millionaire by the age of 30. He became a millionaire at 31.

 

His all-time favorite business book is Business Adventures by New Yorker's John Brooks, published in 1969.

 

Gates earned an honorary degree from Harvard in 2007, thirty-two years after dropping out.

 

Bill Gates has a lifetime McDonald’s Gold Card for unlimited free food. 

 

Bill Gates had written a letter to Steve Jobs, while he was suffering from cancer. Then, Steve Jobs kept it at his bedside. 

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Bill Gates is an American business magnate, author, investor, and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman,  chief software architect and CEO  and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books.

 

Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014

 

  • “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
     
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
     
  • “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.”
     
  • “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. “
     
  • “I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.”
     
  • “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. “
     
  • “If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn't be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.”
     
  • “We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve”
     
  • ‘Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering”
     
  • “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose”
     
  • “By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down”
     
  • “China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%”
     
  • “Certainly I'll never be able to put myself in the situation that people growing up in the less developed countries are in. I've gotten a bit of a sense of it by being out there and meeting people and talking with them”
     
  • “The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard”
     
  • “The future of advertising is the Internet”
     
  • “Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up”
     
  • “Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources”
     
  • “Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point”
     
  • “Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy”
     
  • “I get more spam than anyone I know”
     
  • “I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts”
     
  • “I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in”
     
  • “We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering”
     
  • “Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings”
     
  • “In almost every area of human endeavor, the practice improves over time. That hasn't been the case for teaching”
     
  • “I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act”
     
  • “If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble”
     
  • “Nobody spends any money on smallpox unless they worry about a bio-terrorist recreating it”
     
  • “Being flooded with information doesn't mean we have the right information or that we're in touch with the right people”
     
  • “People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters”
     
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Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an entrepreneur and founder of Paytm. Paytm is an Indian electronic payment and e-commerce company. The name is an acronym for "Pay Through Mobile." The company employs over 13,000 employees as of January 2017 and has 3 million offline merchants across India.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma comes from a lower middle class family. His father was a school teacher and his mother a home-maker. He has two elder sisters and a younger brother.

 

In 1997, while in college, He had started the website indiasite.net and sold it two years later for $1 million.

In 2005, Vijay Shekhar Sharma started One97 Communications which offered mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 is the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010

While attempting to set up One97, Vijay once ended up with a loan of Rs. 8 lakhs. A tremendous sum for a middle class man back in the days, he had taken the principal amount at 24% interest, which got him into an endless loop of unpayable sum.

Vijay Sharma got the inspiration to build Paytm during a visit to China, when he saw vegetable vendors using their mobile phones to receive payments from some customers. This led to him establishing Paytm wallet in 2013.

In 2015, Chinese businessman Jack Ma, owner of Alibaba Group, bought a $500 million stake in Paytm. Ma is estimated to hold 30 to 40 percent of Paytm. Alibaba now reportedly provides assistance to Paytmin order to improve fraud detection and fulfillment systems, among other things.

In 2017, Vijay Shekhar Sharma was featured in the World Billionaire's List by Forbes. He acquired the 1567th rank becoming India's youngest man to be featured on the list.

India Today magazine ranked him #18th in India's 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list.

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