10 Great Entrepreneurs Talk about their Start-up Days

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By 1984, even as Microsoft was already raking in the cash, Bill Gates exuded pure passion for the software that would turn his company into one of the world’s most successful and well-known enterprises. He was well on his way to becoming the world’s richest man, but the Harvard drop-out was still a hacker and hard-core tech geek at heart. So forget picking up stereotypical wealthy businessman hobbies. As Gates confessed to Inc., “My house is full of microcomputer magazines, and I still come home every night to my IBM-PC. I don’t play the violin, you know.”