Bill Gates Hero Essay

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Software is the basis of technology. Without software most of the devices used today would not work as they do. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is one of the people who are thanked for the software used today. A hero can be someone who has shown act of courage in the danger, someone who has help to preserve and protect the planet, or someone who has made innovations to help to enhance every day life. Bill Gates is consider a modern day hero because of the innovations he has made in the world of computer software. William Henry “Bill” Gates III, was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, to a wealthy family (Heller 6). His parents were William H. Gates III, a prominent attorney, and Mary, a school teacher (William Henry (Bill) Gates). Because Gates and his father had the same name his parents nicknamed him “Trey,” referring to the III at the end of his full name. Gates struggled in public elementary school, so his parent enrolled him in private Lakeside School. There, he was …show more content…

One of the achievements Gates was when, in 1987, he unveiled the Windows software, which newer version of Windows are used in computers today ("Bill Gates." Business Leader Profiles for Students).Another achievement of Gates was in 1995, when Gates unveiled the iconic Windows 95 update. In 1999, Gates became the world’s wealthiest self-made man when his net worth was estimated at around $90 Billion. In 2000, Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO. Also in 2000, Gates, along with his wife Melinda, founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). In 2006, Gates reduced his role at Microsoft in order to devote his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ("Bill Gates." Business Leader Profiles for Students). He was also named Time’s Person of the Year, in 2006. In 2008, Gates stepped down as full-time employee of Microsoft in order to work full-time for the Bill and Melinda Gates

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