Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder

About Bill Gates

Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington to William H Gates Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. Gates began to show an interest in computer programming at the age of 13 Lakeside School. He attended Harvard college, but he did not finish his studies, instead he dropped out to pursue his passion in computer programming. At that time he teamed up with a former classmate, Paul Allen, to form Microsoft. Microsoft was founded in 1975, Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, the worlds largest PC software company.


In 1980 the duo earned their first $50,000 by writing the BASIC interpreter for IBM. Soon this program became very popular and the company introduced Windows on November 20th 1985. Bill Gates earned a great fortune during this process. Microsoft Office was introduced in 1989. Today Microsoft is considered one of the worlds most valuable companies.



Gates became a millionaire by the age of 31. His biggest regret is that he never learned a foreign language. The first computer program he wrote was a tic tac toe game. If Microsoft had failed, Gates would have been an Artificial intelligence researcher. Although Gates is worth $79.3 billion, he says his three kids will only inherit $10 million each. Gates signed a pledge to donate at least half his wealth over the course of time to charity.

Quotes

" If you cant make it good, at least make it look good." - Bill Gates


"I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act." - Bill Gates