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17 surprising facts about Bill Gates

Business Insider Logo By Dave Smith of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 18:  Most people know three things about Bill Gates:He is one of the richest men in the world. He cofounded one of the most successful tech companies of all time in Microsoft. He's an extremely generous philanthropist through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  But despite his philanthropic efforts and online presence, there are a lot of things about Gates that many are unaware of.Here are 17 facts you probably didn't know about Bill Gates:

Most people know three things about Bill Gates:

  • He is one of the richest men in the world.
  • He cofounded one of the most successful tech companies of all time in Microsoft.
  • He's an extremely generous philanthropist through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • But despite his philanthropic efforts and online presence, there are a lot of things about Gates that many are unaware of.

    Here are 17 facts you probably didn't know about Bill Gates:

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