Bill Gates, the popular cofounder of Microsoft is known for his business skills and also his knowledge about technology. Microsoft, a software company is now having its offices in 85 countries. Bill Gates was born on 28th October 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was born in a family which was well known in the country and it also had political background. His father was a lawyer, while his grandfather was vice president in a national bank. His great-grandfather was a state legislator.
Bill Gates is popular worldwide because he has achieved so much success just because of his hard work. Bill was raised with his 2 sisters. From his childhood, Bill was very intelligent and had interest in programming. Bill was enrolled to a very popular school in Seattle where he got more interested in programming and Computers. ‘Programmers Group’ formed by Bill and his friends got opportunity to participate in Information Sciences Inc. This deal signed by Bill and his friends with Information Sciences Inc became a business for them. Bill always wanted to do something in the field of programming and it seemed that his dreams were going to come true.
Later on, Bill Gates and his friend Allen started a company together which is Traf-O-Data. They were able to make $20,000 and more by taking up an important project. But, Bill left the college and they had to stop working on the project. After leaving the college, Bill Gates enrolled for pre-law in Harvard University in 1973. Paul and Bill always stayed in contact with each other and it was after Bill leaving Harvard that they started Microsoft.
The start of Microsoft was result of the license given to the software developed by Bill and Allen together for a company. MS-DOS operating system was the first operating system developed by Bill and Allen for the first personnel computer of IBM. For offering better graphics and option of multi-tasking, Microsoft announced Windows 1.0 which is in the year 1983. The next 2 years Microsoft worked on making the first version of Windows get compatible with all type of Applications.
Bill knew that this was just the start and then he started working harder. Microsoft release Windows 2.0 versions in the next 4 to 5 years. It was during this time that Microsoft started gaining more popularity. Windows 3.0 version launched in the year 1990 got lot of success and it made Windows earn lot of profits. It was after this that Bill and Allen developed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Bill and Allen also developed games and applications which includes MS Office. Microsoft made huge profits during these years which made Bill Gates become the richest person in the world.
Bill is married to Melinda French and they have 3 children. Bill is known for donating money for community projects, health and other social causes. Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has donated billions for variety of causes and this clearly shows that Bill wants to bring good changes worldwide. One of the biggest donations made by Bill’s foundation is of $110,000 which was for Chicago’s schools and museums. Bill and Melinda Gates foundation also provides scholarship to students who are unable to pursue their college life. Bill is also known for his quotes which have already motivated many people worldwide.
Bill has invested in different companies and he also holds important positions in them. He wants to support those who are working upon new technology products and this is the reason that he regularly tries to invest in new companies. Bill Gates brought complete revolution in the world of computers by developing the best software and some amazing applications. Microsoft’s vision which is ‘A computer on every desk and Microsoft software on every computer’ seems to be achieved just because of the hard work and positive thinking of Bill.
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