The network of… Bill Gates
Along with other prominent wealthy US citizens, the billionaire computer nerd has pledged to give most of his wealth to charity. We see some of his powerful connections.
August 19, 2010 6:32 by kippreport
Ok, so he’s not in Gates’ immediate circle (having been dead for almost 500 years) but he’s still an influence on the man. Gates is known to have some original writings by Da Vinci in his private collection, bought for more than $30 million at auction.
Da Vinci is commonly regarded as one of the greatest polymaths of all time. In other words, he was very good at a lot of things. He was, by turns: a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Born the illegitimate son of a notary and a peasant woman, Da Vinci was educated at the studio of Verrocchio, a famed Florentine painter. He lived in Milan, Rome, Bologna and Venice before spending his last days in France.
He painted the Mona Lisa, advanced knowledge of anatomy, and invented the helicopter, believe it or not.