In this blog post you will know all the necessary information about the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates.
BILL GATES’S EARLY LIFE
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle Washington DC, his full name is William Henry Gates III.
Bill Gates attend Lakeside School, this is where he developed his computer interest, he was just 13 years of age when he wrote his first software program on his school computer, when Bill Gates was in highschool he computerized their school payroll system alongside his friends.
He met Paul Allen in Lakeside School, he was his senior then when they are in Lakeside School.
When Bill Gates was at the age of 17, he and Paul Allen form a venture called Traf-O-Data, they create this so that they can make traffic counter based on the Intel 8008 processor.
Bill Gates finally graduated from high school in 1973, he enrolled at the Harvard University College at the same year he left high school.
He spend most of his time on computer, he learned so many things, Bill Gates was doing good in computer related subject, but he is didn’t pass other subjects, his friends Paul Allen, who later became his business partner advice him to drop out of school so that he can start his business.
BILL GATES’S PARENTS, AND SIBLINGS
Bill Gates is the son of William H. Gates Sr. his father was a lawyer, while his mother is Mary Maxwell Gates, his mother work as the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way.
Bill Gates has two sisters.
Kristi Gates and
BILL GATES’S CAREER
Bill Gates and Paul Allen worked together to found Micro-Soft now known as Microsoft in 1975. they adapted BASIC at the beginning, BASIC, is a programming language that is use on microcomputers, it was successful during this period, they did not stop there they continue to develop other programming language for various system that they know.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen discuss with International Business Machine (IBM) with proposal of there company Microsoft which write the BASIC interpreter for IBM’s next person computer, the IBM PC, Mircrosoft later create PC DOS operating system which IBM pay Microsoft $50,000 in exchange of the operating system, since then Microsoft Operating system became popular.
In 20, November 1985, Microsoft launch an operating system called Windows, a graphic operating system shell for MS-DOS, since the Windows became so popular across they world and they dominate the world of personal computer market till this present moment. they got over 91% of the market share, this make Microsoft to make the list Of Top Five Richest Companies In The World. This company also make Bill Gates on of the richest man in the world and one of the youngest billionaire during his younger age.
Microsoft launch Microsoft Office in 1989, this program is just like Microsoft Word and Excel in one application, Microsoft Office is the combination of Microsoft Word and Excel.
In the year 1990 the internet speed across the world although all the rich use the internet then but there is large number of user then during this period Bill Gates focus on his Microsoft and he develop it for enterprises and consumer software solution for the internet, Windows CE operating system and Microsoft Network was one of the innovative solution during this period.
Currently the CEO of Microsoft is Satya Nadella, Bill Gates stepped down as the CEO in January 2000, he later became the Chief Software Architect and over the years, he also stepped down that position, and he is currently spending most of his time in Philanthropy works.
Bill Gates is reported spend over 20% of networth money on humanitarian.
BILL GATES NETWORTH
Bill Gates is estimated worth to be $79.3 billion, he was on list of Top Ten Richest Man In The World, currently.
BILL GATES’S PHILANTHROPY WORKS
Bill Gates donate over $20 million to the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) In 1999, for construction of computer laboratory which was named William H. Gates building after the project was completed.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates form a foundation called Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation or Gates Foundation, where they help the less privilege across the world, they enhance good health care abs they are trying their best to reduce poverty in the world.
The Gates Foundation or Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world this foundation was founded in 2000.
In 2010 Bill Gates and his billionaire friend Warren Buffet including the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerbuerg signed”Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge”, these two billionaire friend agree to donate half of their wealth to charity works.
Bill Gates said his children will only inherit $10 million each in his wealth despite worth over $79 billion.
BILL GATES’S WIFE
Bill Gates wife is Melinda French Gates, she was a 23 years old Microsoft product manager then in 1987, so they start their relationship from their and they finally got married in Hawaii on January 1st 1994.
Bill Gate mother loss her mother few months after his wedding.
BILL GATES’S CHILDREN
In 1996 Jennifer was born, Bill Gates first daughter, and later Rory was born in 1999, finally Bill Gates second daughter was born in 2002 called Phoebe.