No one knows about Bill Gates personally and his true character more than his mother, Susan. She never knew how much her son was different from the rest of us. She always saw him as a bright; happy child who gave her the impression that he had a very intelligent mind.
When she met her first husband, Mr. Smith, she asked the age of the person she was marrying. He replied, “Three hundred and sixty.” She replied, “You never did grow up did you?”
Susan Gates Opinion Toward Bill Gates
In fact, the interview wasn’t even a true reflection of Susan’s opinion of her son; but it was an accurate reflection of his own attitude towards his mother. Most kids think their parents are beautiful and so many also think they are stupid. That was Bill Gates’ attitude towards his mother. He didn’t want to learn anything from her.
Susan and Bill had met while Susan was working in the film industry and she later became a member of the board of directors for Microsoft. She also became a popular choice for people who wanted to be called Bill Gates by the company. Susan called her son by his first name but her real title was “Sister”. She had known Bill longer than most. She was able to help him develop the games that made Microsoft a household name.
Because of Bill Gates’ sister, Susan has taken great pride in being known as “Microsoft’s Sister”. She has given over a million dollars to various charities. She has also made herself available for charity work and participated in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help underprivileged children around the world.
In 1993, she was named one of the website Mr. Software Tycoon’s ten “New Faces of Business.” It was a list of twenty people who exemplified the qualities of success that Mr. Software Tycoon valued in business leaders. She became so well known for her accomplishments that Yahoo! Inc. gave her a role as the public face of their company’s Global Peace Network.
Susan was not only generous in giving to charitable causes, but she was also famous for her own generosity. She had given enough money to build a beautiful school building for her child’s elementary school on her own and had even bought him a car.
Responsibility Towards The Bill Gates
Her generosity did not end there; she also spent a lot of time helping her son Bill with the computer games at the start of his career. While it may seem odd to think of Bill Gates spending time working on games for his mother, the fact is that was the case.
A few years after she died; he came to see the school in China where his mother taught and sat down to play with the students. Of course, it was meant as a joke but Susan could sense that Bill was serious. He told her that he had decided to stop all the research he was doing into computers and study computers in school.
She could feel the weight of her role removed from her shoulders when Susan’s spirit appeared to Bill Gates before he died. She told him she wanted him to get a Ph.D. in computer science because he had an exceptional talent for his chosen subject.
Susan also told Bill Gates that she hoped the school she had founded; would continue to improve the lives of the Chinese people. She told him that she always hoped that one day her son would have enough money to buy a computer. She was also hoping that one day, Bill Gates would visit her again.
I really feel that if Bill Gates hadn’t met his mother, he would have been quite content with his life. There is no doubt that he would have lived a very happy and rich life had she not discouraged him from becoming successful.