why is bill gates so rich ?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Because we all keep buying his stuff

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because he is a smart business man, he saw an oppurntunity and grabbed it, he knew Consumers and Businesses would need Windows to di business etc. He forsaw Softare companies making their products just for windows, therefore you had to have Windows, or the software you needed simply would not work!

    Times are slowy changing, there is Linux, and its many forms, Apple (Mac) and Windows. Even though with the many options due to cost of changing over businesses are staying with Windows.

    Bill Gates was very smart, and either at the time he was already that way or had a darn good advisor.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Years ago, William Gates and college buddy Paul Allen developed a software company called Microsoft. Windows is prob one of the most recog operating system to date. The graphical user interface became easy to use, where you didn't have to be a computer programmer to understand or use a pc. Today millions and millions of businesses, consumers use the microsoft product. Bill Gates' company made thousands, then millions, then billions almost in a decade. Most of his wealth is in stock/funds/trusts, so when microsoft stock drops $1-2, He looses millions... in contrast if the stock gains the same, he makes Millions.

    Source(s): www.microsoft.com www.encyclopedia.microsoft.com www.people.com
  • 1 decade ago

    He is rich because he deserve the success that he got. If you want to be wealthy and prosperous you got to figure out a way to do what you love, create massive amount of value and make people pay you for it. That last part is very important. A lot of people create value but don't know how to package it and sale it. I think Gate is smart enough to get smart people to work for him and make money for him. So in short, you got to have people skills and a vision that you will pursue until the end of the world.

    Good luck, hope you can be the next Bill Gates. We need more doers, and a lot less losers that complains all day.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gates did not "invent" most of the applications. All the applications that are out there are just based on the Operating Systems he invented.

    And he is so rich because he is so smart. He DID "steal" the idea for DOS from an old partner, but he did not steal the software itself. He took the idea and twisted it into his own. But who cares? It worked, didn't it? =P

    Gates also scored a perfect score on his SAT. =P

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bill Gates is so rich because he invented the Microsoft Software.

    Source(s): My Dad
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because his gate is open 24/7. so does his windows .

  • 1 decade ago

    Because he co-founded Microsoft and kept about 20 percent of the stock when they went public in 1986.

  • 1 decade ago

    He's a computer genius who invented most of the computer programs used world wide. The kickback off that keeps him rich

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because hes HAS a nickel for every times a windows system craches.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Microsoft dos and windows operating systems.

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