Bill Gates : The Computer Industry

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Bill Gates is worth about 79.2 Billion US dollars, at his peak 101 Billion US dollars. Bill Gates is a computer programmer, entrepreneur who took the computer industry by storm. He formed the company Microsoft and made it a leading computer corporation within ten years of opening for business. Bill Gates later stopped working full time at Microsoft and focused on his Foundation called Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates is an amazing and interesting person to know about. Bill Gates was born to a lawyer and a teacher. He was born on October 28, 1955. He grew up in an upper-middle class family and had one older sister and one younger sister. He excelled in games such as Monopoly and Risk. Around the age 13, Bill Gates grew fond of computers and what they can do. This happened due to a Seattle computer company giving computer time to his school. Later on, he met Paul Allen where they became the bests of friends. Though they were both quite remarkably different, such as Paul being shy and reserved while Bill was fierce and combative at times, they both shared the same interests in computers. Around age 15, the two of them started using the computer glitches in the computers to their advantage. They later were caught and were banned from the computer labs for a while. After the ban they offered to debug the program in return for computer time. Later, Paul and Bill created a program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle which netted about 20,000 dollars. Bill
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