Bill Gates Reviews Trevor Noah’s ‘Born a Crime’


American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, Bill Gates has reviewed South African comedian Trevor Noah’s book Born a Crime for

In the review, Gates mentions SA’s race relations, Noah’s upbringing, and his mother.

Noah’s book, Born a Crime is not only a bestseller, it's also an award winning booking, at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards, the Daily Show presenter won in the categories Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author and Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography, for his book ‘Born a Crime’ which was published in 216.


“Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” is the compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of a young man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed—from one of the comedy world’s brightest new voices and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah” says Noah's website.

"I’m a longtime fan of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. When Jon Stewart stepped down as host in 2015, I was sad to see him go. I was also worried for his replacement, Trevor Noah, a South African comedian. Stewart’s style is so unusual that I didn’t see how anyone could fill his shoes—especially someone like Noah, who describes himself as an outsider. As popular as Noah was in South Africa, I didn’t know whether his humor would connect with American audiences." writes Bill Gates.

Read the rest of the review here.