Microsoft was founded on a day like today in 1975. Bill Gates y Paul Allen started in Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of the most important companies in the world.
Times were different and Bill Gates was far from being the philanthropist and villain of various conspiracy theories we know now.
In the early days of Microsoft, Bill Gates was known for a frenetic personality, which even led to his arrest.
Bill Gates was fast and furious.
The night of December 13, 1977, Bill Gates was arrested, giving rise to a famous one of his that has remained in history.
As told by the billionaire to the magazine. Time in 2007, he was managing the Porsche of his friend Paul Allenwhen he failed to respect a red light signal at a traffic light.
“I got pulled over, I didn’t have a driver’s license, and I got stuck with all the drunks all night. That’s why, the rest of my life, I’ve always tried to carry a good amount of cash with me. I like the idea of being able to bail myself out,” he recounted.
Bill Gates was 22 years old and two years earlier had also been in trouble for speeding.
The photo did not emerge until 1998, when the magazine Brill reported on the management of the public relations of Microsoft and obtained the image of the city of Alburquerque.
Did you see it for years without realizing it?
The mail handling program Outlook from Microsoft seems to have paid (for years) homage to the arrest photo of Bill Gates.
The silhouette to show contacts without images appears to be a discreet homage.