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Look, we all do things we're not proud of—up to and including using a Mac. Most of us don't pose in Tiger Beat, though, then go on to be the richest man in the world. And only one of us does it in blue slacks.

If anyone has the original issue with these shots I'll pay real American dollars for it. (Thanks, Kokogiak!)


Bill... Playful [Gizmodo]
Bill... Casual [Gizmodo]

Update: David Heisler wrotes:

[Those] are not from Tiger Beat. According to, these images are actually publicity photos taken of the then 30-year-old Bill Gates coincident with the initial release of Microsoft Windows in 1985. The Corbis photo archive identifies their depiction thusly: "Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, reclines on his desk in his office soon after the release of Windows 1.0. 1985 Bellevue, Washington, USA." The Corbus link indicates the following information: Photo AAHW001037 Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, throws a Windows 1.0 floppy disk in his office soon after the product's release. Deborah Feingold/CORBIS