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Bill Gates - Founder of Microsoft

Bill Gates

Bill Gates was born October 28, 1955. His father, William H. Gates II, is an attorney from Seattle. Mary Gates, his late mother, was a teacher at the University of Washington. At Lakeside Private School in North Seattle Gates began his career in programming personal computer software at the age of 13.

In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived near Steve Ballmer, who is now the president of Microsoft. There he developed a version of the BASIC programming language for the first microcomputer. But Gates suddenly abandoned Harvard to devote his full-time energy to Microsoft, a company he had set up in 1975 with his friend Paul Allen. Guided by the fact that the personal computer would be a universal tool, they began to develop software.

Gates' foresight and vision for personal computing has been a great success for Microsoft and the software industry. Gates has been actively involved in the main management and strategic decisions of Microsoft, and has played an important role in the technical development of new products.

In 1995, Gates wrote "The Road to the Future", where he depicted his vision of the future world, the explosion of technology and the importance of information. Published in more than 20 countries, the book has sold more than 400,000 copies, and that only in China. His book has become a best seller and Gates supports teachers around the world who incorporate computers into their class.

In addition to his passion for computers, Gates is interested in biotechnology. He sits on the board of Icos Corporation and is a shareholder in the Chiroscience group of the United Kingdom and its wholly owned subsidiary, Chiroscience R&D Inc. (Formerly Darwin Molecular) of Bothell. He also founded Corbis Corporation, which is developing one of the largest visual information resources in the world - comprehensive digital archives of art and photography, public and private collections from around the world.

In the past twelve years, since Microsoft's public offering, Gates has donated more than $ 800 million to charity, including $ 200 million to the Gates Foundation to help libraries in North America raise money. take advantage of new technologies.

Bill Gates left Microsoft on June 27, 2008 to devote himself to his humanitarian foundation.

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