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Bill Gates biography

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Bill Gates is 2nd richest person in world today with net worth of $104.4 Billion . Bill Gates was born on 28thOctober 1955, at Seattle Washington. His full name is William Henry Gates. His father was William Henry Gates Senior and his mother was Mary Maxell Gates.

He went to Lakeside school Seattle, which was best school of that time. Bill Gates was intelligent as a student. In 1969 he started his High school. This was the year when Neil Armstrong and Edwin Eldrin became first people to walk on the Moon. Computers played major role in this mission to moon. Bill Gates was fascinated by this event and took admission in computer class and his interests in computer grew day by day. One day in computer class Bill Gate met Paul Allen. Even though they had completely different personality, they became good friends due to common interest in computers. In 1970 when Bill Gates was only 15 year old, he and Paul Allen, made computer program called Traf-O-Data, which read data from traffic counters and created reports for traffic engineers.  For the program he got twenty thousand dollars, which was his first income.

In 1973 Bill Gates completed his high school and got admission into Harvard University. His parents wanted him to study law but he had little interest in law. He spent most of the time at Harvard computer center. In 1974, Ed Roberts Company was looking for program that could run on their Altiar 8800 computer. Bill and Allen contacted Ed Roberts Company and started working on basic program that could run Altiar 8800 computer. The program that they made started working on Altiar 8800 computer. It was historic moment in computer industry. After their success, in 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft Company and started working with Ed, Roberts Company.  Bill Gates left his studies at final year. Till the end of 1978 more than million copies of their software was sold.  Number of employee in Microsoft increased from 13 to 128.

In 1980, IBM, which was biggest computer manufacturers of that time, requested Microsoft to make software for their personal computers. This was great opportunity for Bill and Allen. They created MS- DOS for IBM. IBM offered to pay fifty thousand dollars for MS-DOS, but Bill Gates rejected the offer. He wanted to earn from each and every computer IBM sold, so IBM started to pay License fee to Microsoft for each and every computer they sold with MS- DOS. In mid-1981 Bill Gates became president and Paul Allen became Executive Vice President of Microsoft Company. By 1983 turnover of Microsoft increased form four million to sixteen million dollars. 30% of computers that was sold at that time had Microsoft operating system in them. Bill Gates was only 28 years old at that time. In 1984, when there was high demand of their software, unfortunately Paul suffered from disease that was categorized under cancer. One year later Paul started to recover  but could not participate actively   in Company, so he left Microsoft.

Microsoft made sales worth one hundred forty million dollars in 1985. In 1986, Microsoft launched Windows operating system, by which computers could be operated by mouse. Windows made Microsoft reach into new heights. Bill Gates kept 45 % of total stock with him, which made him Billionaire at the age of 31. In 1987 Microsoft had to face major crisis as IMB replaced Microsoft MS-DOS with IBM OS/2. Bill Gates didn’t give up and started to upgrade Windows and on 22nd may 1990 launched, Microsoft Windows 3.0. With launch of Microsoft Windows 3.0, sales of IBM OS/2 started to fall. Microsoft Windows 3.0 became the most popular operating system.

In 1994 Bill Gates married Melinda French. Few months later in the same year, Bill Gate’s mother died because of Breast cancer. In 1995, Microsoft launched Window 95, which was success and popular in market. At the age of 42 years Bill Gates had 50 Billion Dollar which has now become 104 billion dollars. Bill Gates has two daughters and a son. Being second richest man in the world he has decided only to give 10 million to each child as their inheritance. He is giving away rest of his wealth.

Bill Gates Quotes

"I am not topper in my university but all toppers are working in my Microsoft Company"- Bill Gates.

"This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50"- Bill Gates.

"In business, by the time you realize you are in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you are running scared all the time, you are gone."- Bill Gates.

"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction"- Bill Gates.

"Whether its Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes."- Bill Gates.

Bill Gates Quotes

"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines.. There will always be ignorance and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters." - Bill gates.

"To win big, you some times have to take big risks."- Bill Gates.

"A breakthrough in machine learning would be worth ten Microsoft."- Bill Gates.

"To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies."- Bill Gates.

"Banking is necessary - Banks are not "- Bill Gates.

Bill Gates Quotes

"Life is not fair. Get used to it." - Bill Gates.

"Patience is a key element of success."- Bill Gates.

"To win big, you sometimes have to take a big risks."- Bill Gates.

"I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it." - Bill Gates.

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."- Bill Gates.

Bill Gates Quotes

"We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve."- Bill Gates.

"If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss."- Bill Gates.

"People cannot become truly knowledgeable without being excellent readers."- Bill Gates.

"If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business."- Bill Gates.

"Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent. "- Bill Gates.

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