Bill Gates

One of the most successful men in the world

Who is Bill Gates?

Bill Gates is the co-founder and CEO of Microsoft. He was born on October 28th, 1955 in Seattle, Washington


Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973 and enrolled into Harvard University with an interest in law. However, he spent more time in a computer lab than in class. He eventually dropped out in 1975 to pursue his career with childhood friend Paul Allen

Work Background

Before he started Microsoft, Bill Gates developed "Traf-o-Data", a computer program that monitored traffic patterns with Paul Allen in Seattle. They were paid $20,000 for their work. Gates also developed a tic-tac-toe program at 13 years old that allowed people to play against a computer.


Bill Gates and Paul Allen established Microsoft in 1975 . Microsoft started off shaky as pre- market copies of their program were being obtained and were being reproduced and distributed for free. Gates and Allen had to sue the new owner of MITS the small company they worked for to retain the software rights they had developed for Altair computers. In 1979 the Microsoft headquarters moved to Washington State. In 1985, Windows 1.0 was launched. At age 23, Gates put himself as head of Microsoft.

Today the company is known for Computer Software such as Windows.

Facts about Bill Gates

  • Gates received a score of 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT's
  • 6 million lives were saved by Bill Gates with vaccines and better healthcare
  • It would take 218 years for Bill Gates to spend all his money

Works Cited

"Bill Gates Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. Feb.-Mar. 2015.

"About Bill." N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

"Bill Gates Facts: 15 Facts about Bill Gates You Didn't Know†’." Bill Gates Facts: 15 Facts about Bill Gates You Didn't Know†’.N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.

The Birth of Microsoft

Personal Thoughts

I feel that Bill Gates was successful because he invented a computer program that we still use today. He is also very successful since he saves many lives by the billion of dollars that he donates to charity. Bill Gates was successful because he changed the way we use technology use do programming or even make clean water.