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Bill Gates – A story of a great entrepreneur, investor, author, Philanthropist and founder of Microsoft. Who became the world’s richest man in the year 2014.
Who is Bill Gates?
Bill Gates is a well-known American Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist. He along with his friend Paul Alen laid the foundation of Microsoft‘s largest software business in the world. In 2014, he became the world’s richest man. He was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. His father’s name is William H. Gates Sr. and the mother’s name was Mary Maxwell Gates. He has an older sister and a younger sister.
Bill Gates had a lot of interest in the computer since childhood. He got great encouragement and support from his family to fulfill his hobby. Bill Gates left the college in the middle of his studies with a childhood friend Paul Allen to complete this hobby of his computer. He married to Melinda French. They have three children. Today, he is the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is a charitable foundation named after the Bill Couple. Both the Husband and the Wife are working for the good of the society through this charitable organization.
Early Life of Bill Gates
Bill Gates grew up in Seattle with two more sisters. His father William H. Gates Sr. Seattle’s attorney was also a co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His mother (Late) was a school teacher at the University of Washington Regent. At the age of 13, he got enrolled in a school named Lakeside School. During school, he was introduced to the computer and he showed a keen interest in it. When he reached college, he even dropped out of college with his childhood friend Paul Allen to fulfill this interest.
Wife and children
Bill Gates met Melinda French in 1987 when he was working as a product manager in Microsoft. At that time Bill Gates was 32 years old and Melinda was 23. Bright and well-formed Melinda was a good match for Bill Gates. Over time, the relationships of Bill Gates and Melinda went on and they got married on 1 January 1994.
They have two daughters and one son. Their name are Jennifer (Elder Daughter), Rory (Son) and Phoebe (Younger daughter)
Bill Gates and Microsoft
In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Alen put together the foundations of Micro-Soft, which later became Microsoft. The company’s earnings went up to $ 2.5 million in 1979 and at the age of 23, Bill Gates set himself up as the company’s head.
Between 1979 and 1981, Microsoft made quite a lot of progress. There was a lot of increase in staffing and revenue In the mid-1981, Gates and Allen incorporated Microsoft. Bill Gates became company’s chairman. Paul Allen became Executive Vice President.
Paul Allen stayed in Microsoft until 1983, in the meantime he came to know that he is suffering from Hodgkin’s disease. However, after treatment for 1 year, he got rid of cancer, later he resigned from Microsoft.
Despite being a successful entrepreneur and the world’s richest man Bill Gates is also a philanthropist. He has got many awards for this.
- According to Time Magazine, Bill Gates is one of the most influential people in the world in the twentieth century. Magazine chose Bill Gates and Melinda Gates in 2005 to be the persons of the year.
- Bill Gates has been awarded the honorary doctorates by many Universities of the world.
- He was also honored in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II.
- In 2006, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates were awarded for their philanthropic work by the Mexican Government.
- In 2016 again, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates were awarded the Presidential Medal by the President Barack Obama.
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