Bill Gates

Bill Gates was just 13 when he wrote his first software program on the school's computer


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Bill Gates, is a co-founder of Microsoft. He was born on October 28th, 1955 in Seattle Washington United States, 

Bill gates father’s name was William Henry Gates senior and his mother‘s name was Mary Maxwell Gates. His father was a prominent lawyer. Bill Gates studied at the lakeside school, where he developed an interest in computing he was just 13 when he wrote his first software program on the school’s computer and by the timehe was in high school he along with his friends had computerized their school’s payroll system. His future business collaborator Paul Allen was a senior at Lakeside at the age of 17 gates teamed up with Allen to form a venture called trafo` data to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor. He graduated from high school in 1973, Bill Gates was a National Merit Scholar and scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT. He enrolled at Harvard College later the same year as a college student he spent a lot of time on the computers though, he was not much interested in studying other subjects. His friend Allen suggested that they’ll drop out of college to start a business. Bill Gates and Paul Allen collaborated to found Microsoft in 1975 the beginning, they adapted BASIC, a popular language for use on microcomputers, it proved to be a success and they continued to develop programming language software for various systems in 1980. the duo was approached by international business machine IBM with a proposal that Microsoft write a basic interpreter for IBM’s upcoming personal computer IBM Microsoft created the PC DOS operating system which they delivered to IBM in exchange for a onetime fee of $50,000 Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft windows on Nov 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS.

In August of the following year, the company’s struck a deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system calledOS/2. over the following years, windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market acquiring over 90% market share. the company saw phenomenal financial success and being the company’s largest individual shareholder, Bill gates amassed of great fortune. Microsoft introduced Microsoft office in 1989. The package integrated several applications like Microsoft Word and Excel into one system that was compatible with all Microsoft products. the success of MS Office gave Microsoft a virtual monopoly on the operating system for PCs. 

Bill gates met Melinda French, a young woman working at Microsoft, in 1989.Bill Gates 3

 In 1900, Microsoft released its first version of windows. In 1995, windows 95 was released, setting new standards and features for the operating system. This version of windows has been the backbone of all future releases from 2000 to the latest XP and Vista. Windows CE operating system platform and the Microsoft network were among the innovative solutions developed during this time. Gates married Melinda French on a golf course on the Hawaiian island of Lanai on January 1, 1994, he was 38 and she was 29. they have three children.

 In Jan, 2000 gates stepped down as chief executive officer o Microsoft though he retained his position as chairman. he created a new position of chief software architect for himself. over the next few years, he gradually transferred his duties to others at Microsoft and started spending more time in philanthropic works. he stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in FEB 2014, and currently serves as a technology advisor to support CEO SATYA NADELLA. in 2015 gates along with his wife Melinda, received the Padma Bashan. India’s third highest civilian award for their social work in the country. In 2016 president Barack Obama honored Gates and his wife Melinda with the presidential medal of freedom for their philanthropic efforts. 

“Success is a lousy teacher. it seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose’ said Bill Gates.

Net worth118.8 billion USD (2020) Forbes
SpouseMelinda Gates (m. 1994)

 


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