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30 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

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20. Bill Gates
Famous For Founder of Microsoft; Richest man in the world
We Know He’s Smart Because: He attended Harvard University (but dropped out to found Microsoft)
Interesting Personal Facts: Despite his enormous wealth (estimated as of this writing at $76 billion), he claims he does not believe in dynastic wealth and will leave only a small part of his fortune to his children (reportedly $10 million per child). He has dedicated his post-Microsoft years to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which he founded with his own money. The foundation helps eradicate disease and promote education throughout the developing world.