Gates called the president of the company of the manufacturer saying that they have written a code for their computer.
William Henry Gates IIIEarly Life October 28, 1955 (age 57) in Seattle, Washington, US Estimated met worth: $66 B (2nd in the world) Father was a lawyer Mother was part of the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way Took an early interest in computers on his 8th grade and was banned with Paul Allen when caught exploiting bugs in the computer to obtain free computer time Wrote computer program for school – which he modified to be placed with mostly female classmates Scored 1590 out of 1600 on SAT Dropped out of Harvard to start a business with the support of his parents
Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship at an early age At 15, Gates and Allen went into business together, developing a program to measure the traffic flow in Seattle, which netted $20,000 Recognizing and seizing opportunity December 1974 – Gates and Allen saw a magazine article about the world’s first microcomputer Called the president of the company claiming that they had written a code, which they actually have not done Started his own business with Paul Allen Gates oversaw the business details but still wrote codes and personally reviewed all of their developments
"Ultimately, the PC will be a window to everything people are interested in-and everything we need to know."-Bill GatesMicrosoft The Man Behind The Machine Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975 Micro-soft to Microsoft Developed MS-DOS for IBM, while retaining the right to license the program to other computer makers IBM’s hardware were copied by other companies but the Microsoft had a copyright to MS-DOS Microsofts sales soared from $7 million in 1980 to $16 million in 1981 Launched the first retail version of Microsoft Windows on Nov. 20, 1985
"Ultimately, the PC will be a window to everything people are interested in-and everything we need to know."-Bill GatesMicrosoft The Man Behind The Machine Was sued by Apple after the release of windows, which Apple lost du to no merit in 1990 Adopted by third party developers Sold at a rate of 1 million copies per month in 1993 and was in 85% of the world’s computers Posted sales of $19.7 B in 1993, with Gates already amassing a personal wealth of $90 Billion Accused of anti-competitive business approach (monopoly) Consummate geek + hard-driven businessman
Philanthrop Reducing inequity is the highest human achievementy Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Established in 2000 Gates transitioned to a part-time job in Microsoft to take a full-time job in their Foundation As of 2007, has given over $28 billion to charity On December 9, 2010, Gates, investor Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebooks CEO) signed a promise they called the "Gates- Buffet Giving Pledge", in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time
Interesting Facts Value of Gate’s property - $125 million, and the annual property tax is $991,000 Owns Codex Leicester, a collection of writings by Leonardo da Vinci – bought for $30.8m In 1999, Gate’s wealth reached $101 B Bill Gates earns $250 Us Dollars every second, that’s about $20 million a day and $7.2 Billion a year! €