My Dad Was Everything I Tried To Be, Bill Gates Writes Tribute To His Late Father
CEO and Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates in recent news has revealed his dad was everything that he tried to be.
The billionaire disclosed his father’s death at 94 years of age, saying his death was expected as his health has been declining.
The declining health gave them a long time to reflect on how lucky they were to have this amazing man in their lives for many years.
Bill Gates revealed he was comfortable to take risks when he was young because of the conditional love and support he got from his parents.
This made him leave college to start Microsoft with Paul Allen.
Taking to his personal blog, Bill penned down a touching tribute to his late father.
We will miss him more than we can express right now. We are feeling grief but also gratitude.”
“My dad’s passing was not unexpected he was 94 years old and his health had been declining, so we have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years.
“My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, and humility had a huge influence on people around the world.”
“I knew their love and support were unconditional, even when we clashed in my teenage years. I am sure that’s one of the reasons why I felt comfortable taking some big risks when I was young, like leaving college to start Microsoft with Paul Allen,” he said.
“We worked together at the foundation not so much as father and son but as friends and colleagues,” he said.
“When we started doing so in a big way at the foundation, we had no idea how much fun we would have. We only grew closer during more than two decades of working together.”
“When I am at my best, I know it is because of what I learned from my dad about respecting women, honoring individuality, and guiding children’s choices with love and respect,” Gates said.
“The experience of being the son of Bill Gates was incredible. People used to ask my dad if he was the real Bill Gates. The truth is, he was everything I try to be.”