Bill Gates co founder of Microsoft and philanthropist.
William bill Henry gates was born on 10/28/1955 in an upper middle class in Seattle Washington in an avid reader Dietz excelled at lakeside school it did very well in many subjects in the eighth grade the mothers club at the school purchased a teletype terminal in a block of time on the school’s computer needs would spend as much time as he could on the computer and wrote his first program at the age of 13 a tic tac toe program in basic computer language that allowed users to play against the computer in 1973 he graduated from school with a score of 1000 590 out of 1000 600 on his SAT tests during his time at school gates had befriended Paul Allen over their love of computers they had built a computer program based on the Intel 8008 chip called traf O.
data that monitor traffic patterns in Seattle although gates had acquired a place at Harvard university to study law he would eventually drop out in 1975 to pursue a business with Alan gates and Allen were inspired by an article in popular electronics magazine on the altar 80 800 a build it yourself kit microcomputer they contacted the company who made the all terror called micro instrumentation and telemetry systems or am I TS who are located in Albuquerque New Mexico saying that they were developing a basic software program that would run the altar computer in reality they didn’t have an altar to work with the company agreed to a demonstration so the pair worked hard on winning the program the program worked in L.
was hired by the company and gates would soon leave Harvard to join him gates and Allen then established Microsoft on 4/5/1975 with gates as the C. E. O.
the name was a blend of micro computer and software well gates oversaw the business he would also continue to write code himself and review it before it shipped IBM approach Microsoft in 7/19/1980 as they wanted an operating system for its upcoming personal computer gates said it could be done.
Although Microsoft didn’t actually have such an operating system for IBM’s new PC’s gates approached a small software company and made an offer of $50000 for an already made system called 86 dos while keeping a confidential who it was for you got it for the PC and delivered it to IBM as P. C. das for the same price of $50000 keeping the source code it’s required that manufacturers including IBM a licensing fee Microsoft license the software to PC manufacturers as MS dos making the company a major player in the industry with sales going from $7000000 in 1980 to $60000000 in 1981.
At the same time apple led by Steve Jobs invited Microsoft to write software for their computers through these collaborations gates identified the Macintosh’s work in progress graphical user interface was much more user friendly than the texting keyboard driven MS dos system Microsoft currently had needs would mention it on his own graphical user interface called windows all PC’s with MS dos in 1984 at the launch the Macintosh any later gates of Microsoft launched windows in 1987 Bill Gates at age 31 had become the world’s youngest billionaire he’s continued to improve windows and persuading computer manufacturers to pre loaded on every computer it’s sold in by 1993 windows was running at almost 85 percent of the world’s computers this would also cause best kitchens into Microsoft for unfair marketing practices as a monopoly in 1995 gates launched the revolutionary windows 95 and expanded into the World Wide Web after his internet title we’ve memo. By 1998 Microsoft was the world’s biggest company gates stepped down as CEO in 2000 to Steve Palmer since then Bill Gates has dedicated his life to philanthropy funding disease prevention combating poverty and improving educational round the world.