Bill Gates was well-known for his intelligence. Since childhood, he was a voracious reader, spending long hours poring over books. He blossomed in every subject in school, not only STEM subjects, those related to literature and drama as well. During his time in Lakeside School at the young age of 13, he developed his first software programme, a simple tic-tac-toe program in BASIC computer language. Gates then graduated from Lakeside in 1973, scoring 1590 out of 1600 on the college SAT test, whereas the average SAT scores was just over 1000. This intellectual achievement enabled him to get into Harvard University. Many professors have been impressed by this undergraduate’s mathematical brilliance. He proposed an elegant solution to what’s known as “pancake sorting,”, and his insights were published in the journal Discrete Mathematics in 1979. He once said to Forbes in 2005 that, “Microsoft must win the IQ war, or we won’t have a future.”. He himself has acknowledge the potential link between intelligence and professional success.
Being intelligent is always associated with being a continuous learner. Bill Gates’s greatest strength is his curiosity. Even though he dropped out of college in 1975 to pursue his dream of continuing his business, Microsoft, he continues his never-ending quest for knowledge. Bill Gates make sure to keep up-to-date with the latest news and industry trends in science, technology and energy, so he tries to read every now and then, through books,