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  • 1. BILL GATES
  • 2. A N E N T R E P R E N E U R O F T H E P E R S O N A L C O M P U T E R R E V O L U T I O N William H. Gates October 28, 1955
  • 3. Gates Biography  Gates was born in Seattle, Washington in Oct. 28, 1955.  He grew up with his two sisters, Kristianne and Libby.  His father, William H. Gates II, is a lawyer.  His late mother, Mary Gates, was a university teacher.  Bill was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates. They have three children.
  • 4. Gates studies  Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13.  He started studying at Harvard University in 1973 where he spent time with Paul Allen. Gates and Allen worked on a version of the programming language BASIC, the basis of the MITS Altair.  He didn’t graduated from Harvard University. He left in his junior year to start what was to become the largest computer software company in the world; Microsoft Corporation.
  • 5. Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation  After dropping out of Harvard Bill Gates and his partner Paul Allen set about revolutionizing the computer industry. Gates believed there should be a computer on every office desk and in every home.  In 1975 the company Micro-soft was formed, which was an abbreviation of microcomputer software. It change the way people use computers.  The success of Microsoft software by fighting against all forms of software piracy. began with the MS-DOS computer operating system that Gates licensed to IBM. Gates also set about protecting the royalties from computer  Microsoft had revenues of US$69.94 billion and employs more than 90.000 people in 105 countries and regions. "To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential." Microsoft Mission Statement
  • 6. Management style  From Microsoft's founding in 1975 until 2006, Gates had primary responsibility for the company's product strategy. He aggressively broadened the company's range of products
  • 7. Richest person in the world  Software king Bill Gates has figured in the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest people in the world for 17 years in a row, from 1993 to 2009. For a brief period in 1999, his net worth went past $100 billion, and new term "centibillionaire" was coined
  • 8. Other passions  Gates published in 1995 “The Road Ahead”. Then, in 1999, he wrote “Business @ the Speed of Thought”. It shows how computer technology can solve business problems in new ways. It was published in 25 languages. Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development.  In addition, Gates founded Corbis, which is a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe.  He is Famous for being one of the richest man in the world, a cofounder of Microsoft, and for being one of the world's most generous philanthropists.
  • 9. BOOKS The Road Ahead (1995) Business @ the speed of Thoughts (1999)
  • 10. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation In 1994, the foundation was formed as William H. Gates Fundation. Then, in 1999 it was renamed the Bill & his wife Melinda Fundation. It started with an initial stock gift of US$94 million. Later, Gates gave an additional US$126 million. In 2006, Gates said that he would start working part-time at Microsoft to be able to word full-time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008.
  • 11. Bill Gates Criticism  Gates, with his great success in the computer software industry also came many criticisms. With his ambitious and aggressive business philosophy, Gates or his Microsoft lawyers have been in and out of courtrooms fighting legal battles almost since Microsoft began.  The Microsoft monopoly sets about completely dominating every market it enters through either acquisition, aggressive business tactics or a combination of them. Many of the largest technology companies have fought legally against the actions of Microsoft, including Apple Computer, Netscape, Opera, WordPerfect, and sun Microsystems.

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