Bill Gates on Desert Island Discs: World’s richest person reveals what you get for the man who has everything


The Microsoft founder came in for some light-hearted criticism from listeners for music tastes which could at best be described as safe, but revealed that he had in fact been quite a “disruptive” teenager and that he and Paul Allen fixed school scheduling software so they got to sit with girls.

Mr Gates was named once again as the wealthiest man in the world last week, with a personal fortune of $87.4 billion far outstripping that of the man who briefly overtook him last October, Amancio Ortega.