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HERE'S THE WEIRD REASON BILL GATES WAS ONCE ARRESTED
By AARON HOMER
History - Science
Tech billionaire Bill Gates, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, is also noted for raising money for several charitable causes through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. However, long before he was a household name, Gates was arrested for a relatively minor reason.
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On December 13, 1977, two years after founding Microsoft with Paul Allen, Gates was arrested for an unspecified traffic violation while driving Allen’s car. What makes the incident memorable to this day is Gates’ mugshot, where he can be seen smiling for the camera.
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According to Ars Technica, the reason for Gates' arrest has been "lost to the sands of time." Buzzfeed, however, says that the future tech billionaire was picked up for driving without a license and failing to stop at a stop sign.
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It is speculated that Gates’ mugshot has become an inside joke at the company. In fact, many believe that one Outlook graphic from 2010 is actually a silhouette of the infamous mugshot.
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