William Henry ( Bill ) Gates

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William Henry (Bill) Gates the one of the founders of Microsoft is a business leader, a technologist, above all a philanthropist. Bill Gates was born and grew up in Seattle, Washington, his mother was a school teacher, regent at the University of Washington, chairwoman of the United Way International. Bill Gates father is an Attorney in Seattle and a co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda Gates is Bill’s wife and mother of their three children. (Gates, B. (2015). At an early age his parents encouraged him to pursue his passion for computers. As a young boy, Bill first used a computer in 1967. Attending Harvard University he began programming with Paul Allen who together founded Microsoft in 1975. Their vision was to have a computer on a desk in every home in the country, then in the world. The issue was how would they accomplish such a project? Today with the assistance of many companies their vision is an integral part of society. (Gates, B. (2015). Ten years later, in 1985, Microsoft’s first software, Windows 1.0 launched, significant was the launch of Windows 95 in 1995, changing how the world communicates and businesses operate. Since those first two software launches Windows launched additional products. Taking their technology further is the new Windows 10 promoted to be a new generation of Windows. (Gates, B. (2015). Microsoft was Bill Gates primary passion until 2000 when Steve Ballmer assumed the role of CEO and Bill Gates assumed…

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