Bill Gates Gives Career Advice That Could Help You Make Money
Bill Gates Gives Career Advice That Could Help You Make Money

When you hear the name Bill Gates, what do you think of? Computers, philanthropy, spectacles?

No of course not, you think of mooooney, moolah, cash dollar bills. And as one of the richest people in the world, it's worth taking note when he dispenses career advice.

The Microsoft founder has amassed a fortune in the region of $95 billion (£74 billion), according to Forbes, and spends most of his time and money nowadays on charitable projects with his foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation... which is annoying in that it makes you feel guilty for your green-eyed hatred.

But rather than enviously loath him, why not listen to some of his career advice?

While discussing the subject of clean energy, the 63-year-old dispensed some advice for college and university students, highlighting three specific subject areas that he expects to be in demand in the future.

Speaking to Linkedin executive editor, Daniel Roth, he said: "I do think basic knowledge of the sciences, math skills, economics [is necessary]. A lot of careers in the future will be very demanding on those things."

That's zero out of three for me then. Guess it boils down to that ever puzzling decision: to enjoy one's life or make shit loads of money? Unless you're one of those weirdos who actually enjoys maths or economics, in which case you're laughing.

Gates also advised people to consider how specific fields may shift in years to come, before embarking upon a career in said field.

He said: "How are they likely to revolutionise the field that you are in? Even if you are thinking about sales or marketing, the rules of the game will change because of the digital revolution."

But while the software expert has emphasised the importance of keeping with the times, he has also in the past illuminated the importance of balancing the use of technology with more traditional pastimes.

The billionaire revealed earlier this year that he limited his children's access to technology when they were growing up, not giving them mobiles until they were 14.

Speaking to the Mirror, he said: "We often set a time after which there is no screen time and, in their case, that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour.

"We didn't give our kids cell phones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier."

Fair enough really. Your dad is one of the richest people in the world, and the founder of Microsoft no less, yet while all your classmates are having fun texting each other with their bluetooth iPads, you're bored out of your mind playing poo sticks.

Poor rich kids.

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