June 2, 2010

Some things you may not know about Bill Gates

Posted: 08:28 AM ET

(via Cybernetnews)

You may THINK you know a lot about Bill Gates, but here are some interesting facts about one of the world's most famous innovators!

1. His SAT score was 1590. The top score for the test is 1600.

2. In 2002, Bill Gates was considered more idolized than Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tungin a poll of teenagers in Hong Kong and China.  The survey was conducted by the City University of Hong Kong.

3. If he drops a thousand-dollar bill, he needn’t even bother to pick it up because in the four seconds it would take him to pick it up, he would’ve already earned it back.

(Read more from Cybernetnews HERE)

One thing you SHOULD know about Bill Gates is that he will be on 'LARRY KING LIVE' tonight at 9pmet, along with his father!  Tune in tonight, and start the comments on what you want to ask him!

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Virginia Hopkins   June 2nd, 2010 2:00 pm ET

Congratulations on 25 years of success with your show. You've had so many great shows that it's hard to name one.

I do wish you were celebrating 25 years of marriage, or well on the road to it. Larry, I wonder what my husband and I have learned in 63 years of marriage that have eluded you. In retirement, we've learned the really important things are family and friends.

mas   June 2nd, 2010 2:59 pm ET

As Microsoft Chairman, what is Bill's view on the performance of Microsoft and specifically, Steve Ballmer? Since appointing him CEO in January 2000, the market value of Microsoft vs. Apple has swung a staggering $500B (half a trillion dollars)! In a company rooted in critical, measurable objectives, isn't it time to acknowledge poor performance and as leader of the board, select a new CEO? Perhaps Bill Gates Jr. ???

N MacGregor   June 2nd, 2010 4:05 pm ET

This bit of news about Bill Gates is somewhat disturbing, can he comment on this grant ?

(NaturalNews) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gaining a reputation for funding technologies designed to roll out mass sterilization and vaccination programs around the world. One of the programs recently funded by the foundation is a sterilization program that would use sharp blasts of ultrasound directed against a man's scrotum to render him infertile for six months. It might accurately be called a "temporary castration" technology. Now, the foundation has funded a new "sweat-triggered vaccine delivery" program based on nanoparticles penetrating human skin. The technology is describes as a way to "...develop nanoparticles that penetrate the skin through hair follicles and burst upon contact with human sweat to release vaccines."

The research grant money is going to Carlos Alberto Guzman of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany and Claus-Michael Lehr and Steffi Hansen of the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research.

These are both part of the Gates Foundation's involvement in the "Grand Challenges Explorations" program which claims to be working to "achieve major breakthroughs in global health."

...breakthroughs like mass sterilization and nanoparticle vaccines that could be covertly administered even without your knowledge, it turns out. These nanoparticles could be used in a spray mist that's sprayed on to every person who walks through an airport security checkpoint, for example. Or it could be unleashed through the ventilation systems of corporate office buildings or public schools to vaccinate the masses. You wouldn't even know you were being vaccinated.

supercard   June 2nd, 2010 5:05 pm ET

Hunter Waters, please ask Bill Gates about the BP oil spill and about God. According to Yahoo! Finance, his foundation owns 7.1 million shares of BP. In 1995, David Frost interviewed Bill Gates and asked him if he believes the Sermon on the Mount. Bill Gates' response was that he is an atheist. Is that still true today? Thank you.

Maria Erbil   June 2nd, 2010 5:10 pm ET

Please ask Mr. Gates to clarify about the Gates foundation involvement with the Gulen movement. Mr. Gates deserves better than this, and so do our American children.

gerald Jolly   June 2nd, 2010 8:10 pm ET

Bill Gates is the epitamy of class.

He has donated more money, and resources to the poor than any wealthy person ever has.

His classiness is something that every greedy sel serving wealthy JERK should try to emulate.

My he live a thousand years and continue the great charitable work he has been involved with for most of his adult life.



bill t   June 2nd, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Mr. Gates I am very concerned about an article written in The Last Crusade. Were you knowingly giving 10 million dollars to the Cosmos Foundation and any direct ties to the Islamaic Gulen Movement? How do you feel about this article portraying you as having a hand in the spread of Turkish Nationalism being protestilyzed to our children using charter schools across America?

Belinda Droll   June 2nd, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Please ask Mr. Gates why, in a time of significant unemployment in the United States, Microsoft has chosen to move its technical support to India? While the techs are kind, they are hard to understand and each one only knows about a certain part of Windows–that "compartmentalization" makes it hard to get help when a computer experiences more than one problem. Thank you....

Beverly Qureshi   June 3rd, 2010 2:37 am ET

Re: Israeli raid. Maybe not a humanitarian ship. One of the oldest
tricks pulled by outlaws is to pose as humanitarians in which they
put food, medicines, etc. and then hide guns and other things on
board. If they weren't hiding anything then why did they resist?
Also, it seems everyone has forgotten about Arafat visiting the Vatican
just months befvore the Church of the Nativity incident. Indeed, Italy
hasbeen one of the biggest supporters of the Palestinians and the
Palestinian state. It would not surprise me that they had a strong
hand in some of that business and also how come those terrorists
were hiding down in the basement of the church of the nativity
in the catholic sector, but nobody wants to seem to talk about that.
Also IRA is a catholic supported terrorist organization as well. The Vatican is one of the largest if not the largest antisemitici organization in the world They persecuted the jews and gypsies for centuries and they also had a hand in putting Hitler in power. Maybe the Israelis should be looking to the northwest of them as well as looking at the Iranians and the Syrians. Thanks.

clement   June 3rd, 2010 5:31 am ET

You are a great hero
Whether they like it
Or not. I watched your
Live interview with
Larry king and your
Dad. You are truly a
Living legend. Keep it up

Mason   June 3rd, 2010 5:41 am ET

Bill Gates. Gotta love him. Real American Hero. Whenever I think of him, I just can't help comparing him to Steve Jobs. Similar yet so different in every aspect. Thank God Bill is'nt like Steve Jobs.

Don Benedict   June 3rd, 2010 11:04 pm ET

I could see you have a close relationship with your dad. One thing I thought was cute, was that your dad didn't want anything to do with things like Twitter and Face Book 🙂 He has one step over my wife though and that is he does email 🙂

Good to see you have not only the smarts with money, but the smarts with family life as well. OH AND HUMANITY!! Thanks for caring so much for others in the world Gates Family – a role model to many!

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