40 Important Photos from the Past We Cannot (and Should Not) Forget

1977 – Mugshot of Bill Gates

This mugshot of Bill Gates taken in 1977 shows that one of the world’s richest men was no angel. A youthful Gates was taken into custody by law enforcement officers in New Mexico. His offense? Speeding, driving without a license and failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. That’s quite the list of traffic violations to rack up in one evening. Looking at the smile on his face, you must wonder how seriously he took it all. Authorities released him with a slap on the wrist. The mugshot made his ‘crime spree’ a matter of public record. Take heart, traffic violators, you too can become a billionaire!