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Founder of Microsoft
 Born October 28, 1955 to William H. Gates II & Mary 
Gates 
 Grew up in Seattle, WA. 
 2 sisters- Kristi (older) and Libby (younger). 
 Father was a Seattle attorney 
 Mother was a schoolteacher, University of 
Washington regent, & chairman of United Way 
International.
 Enrolled into Lakeside Prep at age 13. 
 Wrote his first computer program in 8th grade. 
 Graduated from Lakeside and registered at 
Harvard College in the fall of 1973. 
 SAT score: 1590 out of 1600.
 Lived down the hall from Steve 
Ballmer his freshman year at 
Harvard. Steve is now Microsoft’s 
chief executive officer. 
 His sophomore year, he 
developed a solution to one of a 
series of unsolved problems that 
was later published in a paper 
with Harvard scientists. 
 Solution held record as the fastest
 Gates, and long-time friend Paul Allen, began Microsoft 
in 1975. 
 Left Harvard his junior year to devote his life to 
Microsoft. 
 Had a passion for computers and creating software. 
 Believed that the computer would soon be a valuable 
tool in every home 
 Created software for personal computers.
 Chairman of Microsoft Corp. 
 Has brought the company to continually advance and 
improve software technology. 
 He has made it easier, more cost-effective and more 
enjoyable to use computers. 
 Microsoft is now the worldwide leader in software, 
services, and solutions that help people and businesses 
reach full potential.
* Currently employs over 78,000 people in 105 countries 
and regions. 
* Had revenues of $52.12 billion for the year ending in June 
2007. 
* Gates has been responsible for the company’s strategies 
until 2006. 
* He has vigorously broadened the company’s range of 
products.
 Gates and his wife, Melinda, created a foundation called 
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
 It has over $28.8 billion to support charitable initiatives in 
the areas of global health and education. 
 He has written two books, The Road Ahead (1995) and 
Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999).
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Bill Gates BioGraphy

  • 2.  Born October 28, 1955 to William H. Gates II & Mary Gates  Grew up in Seattle, WA.  2 sisters- Kristi (older) and Libby (younger).  Father was a Seattle attorney  Mother was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, & chairman of United Way International.
  • 3.  Enrolled into Lakeside Prep at age 13.  Wrote his first computer program in 8th grade.  Graduated from Lakeside and registered at Harvard College in the fall of 1973.  SAT score: 1590 out of 1600.
  • 4.  Lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer his freshman year at Harvard. Steve is now Microsoft’s chief executive officer.  His sophomore year, he developed a solution to one of a series of unsolved problems that was later published in a paper with Harvard scientists.  Solution held record as the fastest
  • 5.  Gates, and long-time friend Paul Allen, began Microsoft in 1975.  Left Harvard his junior year to devote his life to Microsoft.  Had a passion for computers and creating software.  Believed that the computer would soon be a valuable tool in every home  Created software for personal computers.
  • 6.  Chairman of Microsoft Corp.  Has brought the company to continually advance and improve software technology.  He has made it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable to use computers.  Microsoft is now the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses reach full potential.
  • 7. * Currently employs over 78,000 people in 105 countries and regions. * Had revenues of $52.12 billion for the year ending in June 2007. * Gates has been responsible for the company’s strategies until 2006. * He has vigorously broadened the company’s range of products.
  • 8.  Gates and his wife, Melinda, created a foundation called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  It has over $28.8 billion to support charitable initiatives in the areas of global health and education.  He has written two books, The Road Ahead (1995) and Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999).