Tech Talk: How well do you know Bill Gates?

Tech Talk: How well do you know Bill Gates?
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About This Quiz

Everyone knows Bill Gates founded Microsoft and became a snillionaire -- he's the richest guy in the world right now, according to Forbes magazine. But what else do you really know about him? Take the quiz and found out.
Where was Bill Gates born?
Portland, Ore.
Seattle
Gates was born in Seattle on Oct. 28, 1955.
San Francisco

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What game was young Gates' first computer program based on?
tic-tac-toe
Using his school computer, Gates created a version of tic-tac-toe that people could play against the computer.
hangman
connect the dots

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Who was Gates' business partner in founding Microsoft?
Steve Wozniak
Steve Jobs
Paul Allen
Paul Allen met Gates at the Lakeside School in Seattle and founded Microsoft with him in 1975.

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What was Gates' score on the SAT?
1100
1370
1590
Gates was near-perfect when he took the SAT in 1972.

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Where was Microsoft headquartered before the company moved to Washington State?
Albuquerque, N.M.
Gates and Paul Allen worked at Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems in Albuquerque and formed Microsoft there.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Cambridge, Mass.

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When was Microsoft Windows first offered to the public?
1984
1985
Windows hit the market in April 1985.
1986

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About how much is Gates worth?
$4 billion
$40 billion
In March 2009, Forbes magazine estimated Gates' net worth at $40 billion. And that's down $18 billion from the previous year.
$400 billion

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What's the endowment of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?
$27.5 million
$275 million
$27.5 billion
Gates officially stepped down at Microsoft in July 2008 to concentrate on the foundation, which had an endowment of $27.5 billion in April 2009.

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Where did Gates meet his wife, Melinda?
at a Microsoft event in New York
Melinda was working for Microsoft when she encountered Gates at a press event in 1987.
at a singles bar in Hawaii
on his first day at Harvard

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Which billionaire helped Gates propose to Melinda?
Warren Buffett
In 1993, Gates surprised Melinda by flying her to Omaha, Neb., Buffett's hometown. Buffett arranged for a jewelry store to be opened so they could buy a ring.
Ted Turner
Steve Jobs

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You Got:
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