Bill Gates

What would you do if you were a billionaire? Let's have a look and find out about the lifestyle of the richest man in the world, Bill Gates.

Who's Bill Gates? Bill Gates is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. He is said to be the wealthiest private individual in the world with a net worth of over 50 billion dollars. Gates was born on October 28, 1955. He dropped out of Harvard to pursue a career in software and the rest as they say is history...

Where does he live? He lives in a $97 million mansion on the shores of Lake Washington. The house is precision-built. After planting a huge oak tree on the site, the construction chief was instructed by Bill to move the tree 20 cm away from its original position. It took the workers two days to do this.

How does he get to work? Does Bill have a chauffeur? Does he drive a Porsche?, in fact he drives an old Chevrolet. Gates likes to drink milk while driving a car. He usually throws the empty cartons over his shoulder onto the back seat. Consequently his car is said to smell of sour milk.

What does he do in his free time? Gates loves to spend his free time reading. He reads thousands of books, he eats books for breakfast. His interests range from biotechnology to medieval philosophy. And when he gets interested in something, he has to know everything there is to know about it. Gates likes Carry Grant films, music by Frank Sinatra and other stars from the 40s and 50s. He doesn't watch TV for fear of developing an unhealthy interest in banal shows. Gates also likes playing poker. When he was young, he was well known for his love of late-night poker sessions with friends at college.

What does the richest man in the world think about being rich? Although he owns a huge amount of money, Gates has always maintained a modest lifestyle. When asked why he doesn't use limos and private jets, Gates replied "It sets a bad example. I think eventually you get used to those things - then you're just abnormal - I'm afraid I'd get used to it".