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Posted: 22 May 2013
Brad Pitt, Madonna, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, all these folk must, at some point early in their lives, have been born. The thing is, though - and this is what interests me - none of them knew, when they were born, that they would go on to achieve greatness for acting, singing, inventing computers or having a weird name.
Bill Gates must have done a paper round, or worked in a shop, or answered when the register was called, and he did it not as Bill Gates the billionaire, but as Bill Gates the spotty kid who liked Cadillacs, didn't like broccoli and wanted to be a lumberjack. I should stress that none of these are known facts about Bill Gates.
Words: Richard Hammond
Pics: Justin Leighton