15 Ways How Bill Gates, The Tech Icon Became World's Richest Man

Bangalore: Bill Gates- More than being the richest entrepreneur, he’s probably the reason you are using a personal computing device today. Once branded as a “harsh CEO,” bill gates today is spending millions on his philanthropic efforts to save the world.

Here is an insight into the success of this tech pioneer, revealed through some handpicked quotes, compiled by Business Insider.

#15 About being a “business man”

"Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card," gates said In an interview with Playboy in 1994.

He considered himself as a technologist rather than a businessman.

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#14 On his branding as a "bad" CEO

"If I think something's a waste of time or inappropriate I don't wait to point it out. I say it right away. It's real time. So you might hear me say 'That's the dumbest idea I have ever heard' many times during a meeting," Bill Gates said in an interview. This attitude also helped him to become the world’s richest man.