In 1975, Bill Gates co-founded the biggest PC software company in the world, Microsoft, a company and story the majority of America knows well. The entrepreneur has gone on to become one of America’s greatest philanthropists — and readers. He has authored several books, and keeps the blog GatesNotes.com, where five of the below appear on his summer reading list. Says Gates, “If you’re going to get marooned on a desert island, I guess you can’t exactly choose when it happens to you. But if I’m shipwrecked this summer, I hope I’ll have these five terrific books I read recently as well as five all-time favorites with me.”
Below are Bill Gates’s Top Ten books, available to purchase as a set or individually.