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Here’s What Bill Gates Gets Up To In A Typical Day

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Here’s What Bill Gates Gets Up To In A Typical Day

Although he's comfortably got enough cash to never have to lift a finger for the rest of his life, Bill Gates still likes to pack as much stuff into his day as the rest.

I know, I don't get it either, but there we are.

The multi-billionaire Microsoft founder may have stepped down from the company in 2008, but he still keeps himself occupied with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which he set up with his ex-wife Melinda.

According to Melinda, the billionaire often skips breakfast, despite it being the 'most important meal of the day'.


She revealed his morning eating habits during a rapid-fire questionnaire by Betsy Layne High School students:

However, if Bill had to pick a favourite breakfast cereal to eat, it'd be Coco Pops.

The New York Times reports that back in 2008, Gates preferred to start his day in his private gym in 'a baggy T-shirt, shorts, sneakers and black socks yanked up to the midcalf'.


As he runs on the treadmill for an hour, he watches DVDs from Teaching Company's Great Courses series.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

After getting the blood circulating, he tries to catch up on all the latest news by reading through the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal as well as the Economist.

He told Fox Business: "It's great to have something to read on a regular basis and they do special sections."


When he's not working, Mr Gates says he likes to get outdoors, telling a Reddit AMA: "I love playing tennis. I am an avid bridge player (a card game if you have not heard of it - it was more popular in the past!).

"I like to tour interesting things with my kids, like power plants, garbage dumps, the Large Hadron Collider, Antarctica, missile Silos (Arizona)."

Obviously, he needs to fuel up at some point and his favourite meal on the planet is a cheeseburger. The Telegraph adds that the Gates Foundation offices are regularly stocked with Diet Coke to ensure no one is thirsty.

Stock image. Credit: PA
Stock image. Credit: PA

Then for some downtime, he enjoys getting lost in a book. CNBC reports the tech genius manages to get through 50 books a year, and it's not surprising considering his library is packed full of them.

And if you thought that being a billionaire means you don't have to do household chores, well think again. Gates told another Reddit AMA: "I do the dishes every night - other people volunteer but I like the way I do it."

Then he hits the sack and does it all again; according to the Seattle Times, he enjoys getting at least seven hours' sleep to ensure he's well rested.

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Topics: Interesting, bill gates

Claire Reid
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