Who is Bill Gates - The founder of Microsoft Corp?
Bill Gates was known as American computer programmer and entrepreneur who cofounded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, Britannica pointed out.
Who is Bill Gates?
Bill Gates, in full William Henry Gates III, (born October 28, 1955) William Henry III was born to an attorney, William Henry II and teacher, Mary Maxwell Gates in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The fact that he was very competitive, curious, and depth thinker made his parents decide to enrol him in the private preparation school, Lakeside School. According to imdb.com, Gates soon excelled at Lakeside, where he made himself oriented to a wide variety of subject ranging from Math, Science, English Literature and even becoming a superb Drama student. Bill Gates surrounded by historical events at a young age was inspired. In 1969, Apollo 11 took men to the moon, this involved huge computers, and which cost billions of research dollars to function and operate. A computer during that era was very genuine to have. However, Lakeside had gotten a deal with the city of Seattle and received, this became Bill Gates first encounter toward a computer.
Who is the wife of Bill Gates?
Melinda Ann French
Melinda Gates was born on August 15, 1964, in Dallas, Texas, the USA as Melinda Ann French. She is known for her work on Smarter Every Day (2011), CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) and CBS This Morning (1992). She has been married to Bill Gates since January 1, 1994. They have three children.
The career of Bill Gates
Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13. In high school, he helped form a group of programmers who computerized their school’s payroll system and founded Traf-O-Data, a company that sold traffic-counting systems to local governments.
|In 1975 Gates, then a sophomore at Harvard University, joined his hometown friend Paul G. Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers. With the success of this project, Gates left Harvard during his junior year and, with Allen, formed Microsoft. By the start of the 1990s, he had become the PC industry’s ultimate kingmaker. |
He became a paper billionaire in 1986, and within a decade his net worth had reached into the tens of billions of dollars—making him by some estimates the world’s richest private individual.
In addition to his work at Microsoft, Gates was also known for his charitable work. With his wife, Melinda, he launched the William H. Gates Foundation (renamed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 1999) in 1994 to fund global health programs as well as projects in the Pacific Northwest.
During the latter part of the 1990s, the couple also funded North American libraries through the Gates Library Foundation (renamed Gates Learning Foundation in 1999) and raised money for minority study grants through the Gates Millennium Scholars program.
In June 2006 Warren Buffett announced an ongoing gift to the foundation, which would allow its assets to total roughly $60 billion in the next 20 years.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the foundation continued to focus on global health and global development, as well as community and education causes in the United States. After a short transition period, Gates relinquished day-to-day oversight of Microsoft in June 2008—although he remained chairman of the board—in order to devote more time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In February 2014 he stepped down as chairman but continued to serve as a board member until 2020. During this time he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016). The documentary series Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates appeared in 2019.