Bill Gates

Microsoft Corperation

Bill Gates: Childhood

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He showed interest in computer programming at age thirteen. He and his friend (and partner in later business) Paul Allen had talked about the programming and after college they started making the Microsoft Corporation.

Bill Gates: College Life

He attended Harvard in 1974. He wrote an article about the Altair 8800 computer that lead him to drop out of college and develop software. In 1979 Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft.

Bill Gates: Microsoft

In 1980 Microsoft devolved Ms Dos. Microsoft launched its first version of windows in 1985. It boasted more than 25 million licensed users by 1993. That same year Gates was named the richest man in America.


Bill Gates was famous for making the Microsoft corporation. He and his friend Paul Allen founded Microsoft after taking interest in computers at age 13. This successful entrepreneur became the richest man in the world.