By Tanny Hossain

18th October 2018

What do Bill Gates, Richard Branson and the Bank of England all have in common?

They’re worth billions. 

Bad joke aside, just take a minute to think about what you’d do with billions of pounds.

Pay off your student loans? Buy a house? A sports car? Leave the country and never look back because Brexit happened?

Whatever you wish you had, chances are Bill Gates and Richard Branson already have it. Must be fun having so much money. I certainly can’t relate, can you?

Bill is the founder of Microsoft and Richard is the founder of the Virgin Group – two company names you must have heard of if you’ve ever used a computer or been on a train/plane!

There’s much more to these men than meet the eye though! Or so we are told, at least…

#studentlife

Bill had a pretty interesting school life. I wonder if he would’ve used MSN Messenger if it was out then…

Smart guy!

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Bill’s school let him write the computer programme that schedules students into classes…because he was so good at coding.

But Bill being Bill, messed around with the code so he was put in classes with a high number of girls! Cheeky or what?

He scored what?!

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The Microsoft mogul got a score of 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT exams – so close to getting full marks!

He also read the entire ‘World Book Encyclopedia’ while he was a teenager. Before you ask, that’s a whopping 22 volumes!

Hasta la vista, Harvard

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In 1975, Bill dropped out of the prestigious Harvard Uni to focus all his attention on Microsoft. And we’re so glad he did!

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