School drop-out Gates to get Harvard degree ~ World Amazing Information, Facts & News

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, 51, is to return to Boston for a prestigious Harvard degree.

Three decades after dropping out from the elite Harvard University, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, 51, is to return to Boston for a prestigious Harvard degree.

The honourary doctorate is to be presented at school graduation ceremonies in June.

Gates was only 19 when he threw in the towel on his studies at Harvard. He returned to the West Coast, where he and several friends founded the software company Microsoft. The university said on Friday that Gates, who has set up a research foundation against diseases, was a huge friend of humanity who had long since earned the degree.

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