Bill Gates recommended book right now? The Great Gatsby F. Scot Fitzgerald: The book portrays the Jazz Age very accurately talks about the disillusionment of money, status and lavish living. The story revolves around a rich man Jay Gatsby who threw glamourous parties at his Long Island’s mansion. Although there were hundreds of guests, loud jazz music, champagne and confetti all around, Jay Gatsby was distant and uninterested because he had only one guest to impress – a married, elegant and charismatic woman from Kentucky, Daisy Buchanan. A tragic pursuit by Gatsby for attaining the unattainable even when he was living an ‘American Dream’ life shows that happiness is more than what money and status are all about. Here is what Bill Gates said about this book: “The novel that I re-read the most. Melinda and I love one line so much that we had it painted on a wall in our house: ‘His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.'” “Power comes not from knowledge kept but from knowledge shared.” See extra info on books Bill Gates recommends.
The Microsoft co-founder — who owns the most private farmland in the U.S. and also authored a book on climate change — highlights Smil’s chapters on food production and energy in his review of the book. The other books in the list cover gender equality, political polarization, climate change and coming of age. “Each of the writers — three novelists, a journalist, and a scientist — was able to take a meaty subject and make it compelling without sacrificing any complexity,” he wrote about this summer’s list.
Gates has three offspring and you must think they are very lucky for they will amass all their father’s fortune eventually. But did you know that each of them will only inherit $10 million each? This is just a fraction of their father’s $81.1 billion net worth. “Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favour to them,” he explained in an interview. Even if multilingual people abound Gates’ family, he is monolingual and can only fluently speak in English. “I feel pretty stupid that I don’t know any foreign languages,” Gates admitted in an interview.
In 2000, Gates stepped down from the day-to-day operations at his company in order to focus on his foundation. However, he remained chairman of the board and positioned himself as chief software architect. Six years later, Gates reduced his workload even more so he could spend more time doing what he was really passionate about. Bill stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in 2014 and positioned himself as technology adviser. As of October 2021, Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated at $132.7 billion. To illustrate how rich Bill Gates is, imagine you make $132K on an annual basis. Even if you don’t spend any of it, you’ll need a million years to reach that number.
The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal: I have to confess I’m not entirely sure about this one, as Gates says only “Heart” is one of his favorites and there are a lot of books out there with the word “Heart” in the title. But I think it’s a fair bet that he’s referring to this novel about the untimely death of a young man and his family’s decision to donate his heart because Gates wrote a rave review about it several years back. “It’s poetry disguised as a novel,” Gates said of the book at the time, noting, “At times I found myself reading more slowly than usual, simply because the way she describes things is so beautiful. See more info at https://snapreads.com/.