Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Social Media

What do Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have in common? Plenty

So many similarities

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have a lot more in common than you may know… born within months of each other, taking similar college and career paths, despite their dollar worth being so different (for now), Gates and Jobs have a considerable amount in common.

Personally, their lives run quite parallel, with marriage happening within a few years of each other and even financial accomplishments relatively in step with each other. Take a look:

Click to enlarge.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.



  1. Erik Williams

    September 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I find it most interesting that they were born so closely. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell makes the point that the environment that you are born in to has an incredible influence on your future success. In the book he points to the opportunities that shaped Bill Gates' success. Great read!

  2. Brandt Hardin

    September 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Jobs is done but left his mark on every corner of wireless technology. It only leaves us asking who won the war between the two titans of modern computer technology? Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates / Apple vs. Microsoft– check out my rendering of an epic match-up of their cyborg selves on my artist's blog at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Opinion Editorials

It has become a running joke that AI can't create hands or feet, instead creating nightmare fuel. What's the real reason for this?

Tech News

(TECHNOLOGY) The digital revolution of the past few decades has brought us many life-altering, innovative technologies, but these 7 take the cake.

Opinion Editorials

(HOW TO) In small business, the concept of utilizing cutting-edge technology feels like a pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Tech News

(TECH NEWS) Another instance of "technology is amazing:" this minimally invasive eye implant has opened new doors for sight restoration surgeries for the legally...

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.