Bill Gates’ CV from 1974 lists a staggering amount of personal information


How many personal details do you list on your CV?

If you’re Bill Gates and you’re just starting out on your technological career then the answer is a lot.

Of course, the world knows Bill as the multi-billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and the target for some of the internet’s more zany conspiracy theories.

But during the early 70s, he was still an aspiring entrepreneur at Harvard University.

He was also five foot 10 and weighed an extremely light 130lbs (59kgs).

We know this because he chose to add it to his resumé. He also listed his current salary of $12,000 which, if we adjust for inflation from 1974 to today, is about $71,000 (£59,000).

Not bad for a student.

Bill Gates' original resume from 1974. (Credits: LinkedIn/Bill Gates)
Bill Gates’ original resume from 1974. (Credits: LinkedIn/Bill Gates)

He lists his desired salary as ‘open’ and also suggests he has no restrictions on the job location.

Gates also states he’s working with Paul Allen, who he would go on to found Microsoft within Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1975.

Bill Gates looking pretty casual in 1986 (Credit: Ed Kashi/Liaison)
Bill Gates looking pretty casual in 1986 (Credit: Ed Kashi/Liaison)

The company would subsequently be moved to its current HQ, and Gates’ hometown of Seattle.

‘A $12,000 salary 48 years ago would have been amazing for a recent graduate — you always did well, Bill Gates,’ wrote one impressed LinkedIn commenter.

Gates also added his home address, where he lived with his parents when not attending Harvard. Bless.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 03: Bill Gates discusses his new book 'How To Prevent The Next Pandemic' onstage at 92Y on May 03, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Gates has come a long way since 1974 (Credit: Getty)

Eventually, Gates dropped out of Harvard without graduating to set up Microsoft.

And in doing so, he pretty much-made typewriters like the one he used to craft his resumé extinct.

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