Bill Gates, who famously dropped out of Harvard in 1975 to work on Microsoft, said today that the value of college “
is easy to underestimate.”
During a Reddit “Ask Me Anything,” or AMA session today, Gates, the richest man in the world, wrote:
Indeed, Gates has always been a big proponent of expanding one’s horizons through reading. In fact, he reads more than 50 books a year.
It also does seem like Gates has evolved his thinking on college — despite his own status as a dropout, his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made affordable college eduction a big priority, even as it’s become a big point of policy for politicians.
Besides, in 2007, Gates returned to Harvard to accept an honorary degree.
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