In pictures: 10 tech titans and their temper tantrums

Just because you're an innovative tech industry heavyweight doesn't mean you can't throw a good fit when you don't get your way

Bill Gates In the 21st century, Bill Gates has remade himself into a beloved philanthropist. But 20th century Bill Gates was a terror to friend and foe alike: he was known to get into shouting matches with CEOs of rival tech companies and to belittle his own direct reports at Microsoft by calling their ideas "stupid." But perhaps the sorest victim of Gates's temper tantrums was Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who said that dealing with Gates's frequent explosions was "like being in hell." Things got particularly bad between them when Gates tried to squeeze Allen out of the company just after Allen was diagnosed with cancer.

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