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This story originally appeared on Business Insider
Most people know three things about Bill Gates:
- He’s the richest man in America (second-richest in the world right now).
- He co-founded one of the most successful tech companies of all time in Microsoft.
- He’s an extremely generous philanthropist through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
But there are a lot of things about Gates you probably didn’t know.
1. As a young teenager at Lakeside Prep School, Gates wrote his first computer program on a General Electric computer.
It was a version of tic-tac-toe, where you could play against the computer.
2. Once his school realized Gates’ proclivities for coding, they let him write the school’s computer program for scheduling students in classes.
He even slyly altered the code so