London, February 9: Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has deleted his Facebook account after being inundated by friend requests from a huge number of people.
The computer mogul forked out 120 million pounds to get a 1.6 per cent stake in the social networking website last year. A colleague has revealed that Gates used to spend about 30 minutes chatting with his pals daily. However, Gates was compelled to delete his account after he started to receive over 8,000 friend requests a day, and spotted several weird fan sites about him, said the source.
"Sadly the attention does mean Bill has had to close the account which got him so hooked in the first place," the Sun quoted the source as saying.