Ric WeilandMiriam Lubow  Gates described this photo in as "that famous picture that provides indisputable proof that your average computer geek from the late s was not exactly on the cutting edge of fashion. Allen and Gates had neither an interpreter nor an Altair system, yet in the eight weeks before the demo, they developed an interpreter. Allen came up with the original name of Micro-Soft, a portmanteau of microcomputer and software.
May 17, at 9: Bill Gates Net Worth: He was the richest man in the world for 15 out of the last 20 years, but was replaced in by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.
Gates talks about the GE computer in this speech from He learned everything he could about computers and coding. While at Harvard University, he debated being a lawyer, but instead wrote code to help students schedule classes, and wrote a computer language for Altair along with his childhood friend Paul Allen.
The pair established Microsoft on April 4, As CEO, Gates oversaw the business, but was very involved in coding as well.
He personally checked every line of code for the first five years of the company. InIBM approached Microsoft to provide an operating system.
And by Gates, who was years-old, became the youngest billionaire in the world. HIs first big purchase was a Porsche supercar, bought in AroundMicrosoft expanded into computer networking and the Internet. Windows 95 had a new interface and start button, and could multitask.
Windows continued to innovate with new versions, and eventually entered the game console market with Xbox in Soon, it entered the smartphone market as well, and also purchased Nokia in InGates stepped down as Chairman of Microsoft, and now serves as technology adviser. At this time, he also sold 4.
In Augusthe reduced his stake in Microsoft to 1. It is completely funded by Gates, and run by Michael Larson. It holds 17 publicly traded companies, and 12 pay dividends. The foundation works to improve health and alleviate poverty worldwide, and on education programs in the United States.
The trust serves to manage investments assets and transfer proceeds to the foundation. Microsoft is the second largest holding, followed by Waste Management, Inc. It is credited with eradicating polio in India, as well as making significant progress on delivering life saving vaccines around the world.
The foundation also works on agricultural development, financial services, and other economic programs to help bring people out of poverty. In the United States, its main focus is on helping students graduate from high school and have an opportunity to earn a postsecondary degree.
Gates and Buffett spoke on a range of topics including their friendship, business, philanthropy, global health, innovation, and leadership. One of the main components of the pledge is that members publicly declare their pledge.
This is meant to create a more open atmosphere inspiring others into philanthropy. Usually, those who decide to pledge write a letter explaining their intent. Those who pledge can give to any charitable or philanthropic cause they wish.
It was the biggest charitable donation made in the world in that year. Published May 17, at 9:Bill Gates: The Man Behind Microsoft: A Look at the Man Who Changed the World We Live In (Billionaire Visionaries Book 4) - Kindle edition by JR MacGregor.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.5/5(1). Bill Gates, real name William Henry Gates III, is a co-founder of one of the most famous and recognized computer software companies in the world, Microsoft. He was born in the United States on October 28, , in Seattle, Washington to William H.
Gates II and Mary Maxwell Gates. World's richest man Bill Gates says his three children understand why he'll be leaving his £70 billion fortune to his Foundation instead of them when he dies Bill Gates, 60, has three children.
PC Magazine asked if Gates were "the man behind the machine?", and InfoWorld quoted an expert as stating "it's Gates' computer". Gates oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25, , which re-incorporated the company in Washington state and made Gates the president of Microsoft and its board chairman.
PC Magazine asked if Gates were "the man behind the machine?", and InfoWorld quoted an expert as stating "it's Gates' computer". Gates oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25, , which re-incorporated the company in Washington state and made Gates .
Allen and Gates left Boston, where Allen worked for Honeywell and Gates was enrolled in Harvard, moved to Albuquerque (where MITS was located), and co-founded Microsoft there. Revenues of the company totaled $16, by the end of