William Henry “Bill” Gates III is the wealthiest person in the world. He’s an American business mogul, a well-renowned philanthropist and the founder of the multi-billion software company Microsoft. His company has one great competitor in the face of Apple Inc. which marketed the Macintosh computers back in the early dawn of the personal computer electronics.
There was a widespread rumor in 1999 that parts of Gates’ private mansion located at Lake Washington were designed with the use of Macintosh. The billionaire’s mansion was designed by James Cutler from the architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ). The very same company has been a well established Macintosh user for quite a long time since 1980. They are known to have been using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software for their architectural designs ever since it became available.
The architects who worked on “The Washington Project” stated that they had made the designs entirely by hand but some stepped forward and said the garage areas were designed on the Mac program called ModelShop.
Although all Apple products are banned in Gates’ mansion, it looks like he is somewhat indebted to Macintosh for his private home.