Social Media Influencer — Bill Gates
By: Karman Kang
All About the Author
Hi, my name is Karman Kang. I was born on March 24, 2008, and am currently 13 years old. I was born in William Osler Health System-Brampton Civic Hospital. I am an eighth-grade student at Walnut Grove Public School. I live in Brampton, Ontario with my parents, and my sister. During my leisure time, I enjoy doing various activities such as watching television, playing video games, playing sports such as basketball, and more. I have done lots of extracurricular activities in my past, and I still do some extracurricular activities right now, for example, I go to swimming lessons, and am in Splash 9. I have gone to Six Sports Club, which is a soccer sports club. I have also done karate before and won gold in sparring. But enough about me, let’s talk about the phenomenal entrepreneur himself, Bill Gates.
Who is Bill Gates?
Bill Gates is an entrepreneur and computer programmer from the United States who co-founded Microsoft, the world’s largest computer company. He is not just a computer programmer and an entrepreneur, he is so much more. Bill Gates is a businessman, software developer, philanthropist, investor, inventor, business magnate, Youtuber, adviser, and finally, a software architect. His full name is Williams Henry III, and he was born on October 28, 1955. He has been one of the wealthiest men on the planet since 1992 and still is one of the wealthiest men on the planet with a net worth of 139 billion USD.
Bill Gates’ wealth comes from a variety of sources, but primarily Microsoft Corporation. Some examples of where Bill Gates gets his wealth from other sources than Microsoft Corporation is his Youtube channel. Bill Gates also invests some of his wealth into a variety of things as a second way to make money. Some things Bill Gates invests in are Coca-Cola, AutoNation (AN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), Canadian National Railway (CNI), and finally Deere & CO (DE). Companies and advisers feel very comfortable working with Bill Gates, because of how rich he is, and because of his collaboration skills being immensely good.
Bill Gates has lots of goals in his life and still is achieving them. His goals are very extraordinary. In recent years, Bill Gates has devoted most of his time to eradicating poverty, preventable diseases, world hunger, and other issues. Bill Gates organization (Microsoft Corporation) has committed $45.5 billion to reduce the mortality rate to prevent Malaria.
Bill Gates Influence on Social Media
Bill Gates has a huge influence on Social Media. He has millions of followers on social media with 56.3 million followers on Twitter, 7 million followers on Instagram, and 66,000 followers on Linkedin Corporation. Bill Gates started his Youtube Channel in 2012. Bill Gates influences others in so many ways, more ways than I can even count. Bill Gates revolutionized the world when he noticed the lack of microchips and technology and took a giant stride forward, finding Microsoft. Society is predominantly influenced by Bill Gates because of his most recognized brand in the computer industry Microsoft Corporation, but he influences many others in other ways too.
Some people don’t know, but to start a very large corporation like Microsoft, you need lots of character traits. Character traits can surprisingly make you very successful, it has made people like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezoz, and Elon Musk very successful. There are lots of people out in the world, who want to be like Bill Gates. A knowledgeable, encouraging, reliable, hardworking, selfless, intelligent, and passionate person just like Bill Gates. People want to start businesses, but before doing it, they need to learn. Some people learn from Bill Gates, that is another way Bill Gates influences the world through Social Media. Bill Gates has taught so many lessons on success to the world. He talked about how you shouldn’t whine about your mistakes, instead, learn from them, be committed and passionate, and finally, life is the best school, not college or university. His lessons are very meaningful and have made a huge impact on the world.
Bill Gates grew up in Seattle, Washington, United States, and was raised in a supportive family. Bill Gates has two sisters. The first one’s name is Kristi Gates, and the second sister’s name is Libby Gates. Bill Gates’s father’s name is Bill Gates Senior, and Bill Gates’s mother’s name is Mary Maxwell Gates. Bill Gates’s father was also a business person, and a philanthropist while Bill Gates’s mother was a teacher and social activist. Bill Gates was born into an upper-middle-class family that had multiple homes around the state. Bill Gates’s father was not as wealthy as Bill Gates’s mother. Both of Bill Gates’s parents were highly motivated achievers and were always trying their best, which was passed down to all their kids (Bill Gates, Kristi Gates, and Libby Gates). Growing up, Bill Gates did not suffer from anything such as bullying. In the summer, all the Gates would play board games together competitively, and Bill Gates’s favorite board game was Monopoly. Spending time together with his family created a special bond with each other.
Bill Gates was a very smart student, excelling in all his classes with an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 160. Years later, Bill Gates would donate $40 million to the institution claiming that was the best thing that ever happened to him. Bill Gates met his lifelong friend, Paul Allen. Without Bill Gates school (Lakeside School), there would be no such thing called Microsoft Corporation. Bill Gates at college was thinking of studying law just like his father but instead studied his hobbies like computer science. When Bill Gates was hired to MITS, Bill Gates decided to drop out of Harvard University, and instead turn his attention to starting Microsoft.
An Inspiration to All
Bill Gates is an inspiring social media influencer and inspires me in countless ways. As a student, Bill Gates inspires me to make changes in the real world and excel in my school classes. Some changes Bill Gates inspired me to do in real-life are donating to a variety of charities to help out the people who really need the help. The quantity of the money you donate is not important. As less than $1 can make a huge impact on others out in the world. Bill Gates inspires me to start a business later in my life and try to be as successful as Bill Gates. I have some common interests with Bill Gates such as technology. Having common interests really makes me feel like I can be successful, and make others’ day by helping them out. Some ways I think I can help others out are by sharing the messages, donating unused items, and finally volunteering my time in my local community.
Some quotes from Bill Gates that have inspired me are . . .
- “Power comes not from knowledge kept but from the knowledge shared”
- “It’s fine to celebrate success but it’s more important to heed the lessons of failure”
- “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it”
Bill Gates - Wikipedia
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, author…
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