Bill Gates: 35 Inspiring Quotes From The World’s Richest Man

Who is Bill Gates?

Bill Gates is the man behind one of the successful companies of this generation, Microsoft, and of course, the richest man in the world today with a net worth of $77.8 billion dollars. (Accurate as of April 1, 2014)

Bill Gates has been one of the world’s richest men since 1995, and he continues to be one until now. He’s also a well-known philanthropist, donating billions of dollars to charity each year. He pledged to give 95% of his wealth to charity, and the remaining 5% will go to his children.

Who are Bill Gates’ children?

Bill Gates was married to Melinda French in 1994 and they have three children, the oldest is named Jennifer Katharine Gates, the youngest is Phoebe Adele Gates, and their only son, Rory John Gates.

Those are his lucky children that will receive his riches once he says goodbye to this world, but let’s not talk about that now. Bill Gates is a good man, and he deserves to live a long life, so that he can help more people.

Bill and Melinda set up a foundation called the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that’s been recognized as the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world today.

Now, just like his old friend and rival Steve Jobs, Mr. Bill Gates also has a good collection of quotes that will inspire anyone who will read them. I’ve got 35 of them in this article, so prepare yourself to be inspired by the world’s richest man today.

Inspiring Quotes From The World’s Richest Man

A quick look on how Bill Gates thinks and his beliefs.

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.”

“If you show people the problems and you show the solutions they will be moved to act.”

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?”

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”

“Whether its Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.”

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last fifty.”

“Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.”

He also adores lazy people, check out this quote below.

“I choose a lazy person to do the hard job. Because lazy persons will find an easy way to do it.”

He also likes to talk about his company and the way he likes to manage it.

“At Microsoft there are a lot of brilliant ideas, but the image is that they all come from the top — I’m afraid that’s not quite right.”

“Instead of buying airplanes and playing around like some of our competitors, we’ve rolled almost everything back to the company.”

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

“Microsoft is not about greed. It’s about innovation and fairness.”

“Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.”

Of course, Bill Gates also has some inspirational quotes for you about life…

“Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shops and go to jobs.”

“Life is not fair; get used to it.”

“I don’t know has become I don’t know yet.”

“If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.”

“Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.”

“If you think that your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”

“The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.”

“To win big, you sometimes need to take big risks.”

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.”

…and technology.

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”

“When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.”

“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 users.”

“The Internet will help achieve “friction free capitalism” by putting the buyer and seller in direct contact and providing information to both about each other.”

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.”

“The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn’t get bigger or heavier.”

Bill Gates is a philanthropist, and these following quotes prove that statement.

“The general idea of the rich helping the poor, I think, is important.”

“Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned, there is no shortage of things to do.”

“I realized ten years ago that my wealth has to go back to society. A fortune, the size of which is hard to imagine, is best not passed on to one’s children. It’s not constructive for them.”

Here’s my favorite quote from Mr. Bill Gates.

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Now, of all that quotes shared above, which one did you like most?

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Recommended Reading: 15 Inspiring Quotes From Steve Jobs That Will Surely Change Your Life

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  1. says

    These are some very insightful quotes. My favorite was the first one. The first one describes what I see people doing around me all the time at work – they’re clueless, but sure make things look good by coming across as if they know what they’re doing. The quote about being lazy is also pretty clever.

  2. says

    “When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.”, Billy gates really knew it. Especially now that even the younger ones know how to use the computer, tablets, smart mobiles and other hi-tech gadgets.

  3. Annie Ray says

    I like all of Mr. Gates quotes but this one is most important to me . Don’t compare yourself with anyone in the world.if you do so, you are insulting yourself.I will share it with my children,my grandchildren and my friends.

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