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Bill Gates

Bill Gates (full name William Henry Gates) is an entrepreneur and founder of Microsoft, the creator of the revolutionary MS-DOS operating system. He headed the rating of the richest people in the world 18 times.
CREATING MICROSOFT
After graduation, Gates entered Harvard University, where he continued programming. In 1974, he came across an article about the first portable computer “Altair”. Bill and Paul turned to the developers with a proposal to create software for the new machine. Having received a positive response, they immediately set to work. It was necessary to write programs at night, besides, the guys used university computers, which did not suit the Harvard leadership. After graduation, Gates entered Harvard University. But despite the prohibitions and threats, they managed to complete the work and sell the software for Altair for three thousand dollars. With this money, Bill and Paul set up their own company, which they called Microsoft. To the disappointment of his parents, Gates gave up his studies and devoted himself entirely to his beloved work. Back in Seattle, the guys took a small office in the suburbs. In 1978, the company employed only eleven people: Bill was engaged in contracts and negotiations with clients, Paul – technical support.
BIRTH OF THE BILLION
At twenty-four, Gates signed a contract with IBM, which eventually made him the richest and most powerful man on the planet. The largest computer company in the world needed an operating system for new development, and Microsoft set about creating it. The mediator in this transaction was Bill’s mother, who introduced her son to IBM’s management. This does not detract from the merits of Gates himself, who was able to convince partners to entrust them with this responsible task. At 24, Gates signed a contract with IBM. So in 1981, the famous text-based MS-DOS (MicroSoft Disk Operation System) appeared, which at that time became the most advanced operating system in the world and made personal computers more accessible to the average user. By the age of 40, Bill Gates became the richest man in the world. Bill did not sell his IBM OS, but agreed on a percentage of each computer sold by the company. Thanks to this brilliant marketing move, by the age of thirty he had become a billionaire, and by the age of forty – the richest man in the world. Computers have become a mass commodity, and Microsoft has provided itself with work and a stable income for many years.
LIFE AFTER MICROSOFT
In June 2008, Gates resigned as head of the company and engaged in charitable and social activities. However, this did not mean that he finally broke off relations with Microsoft. Until 2010, Gates remained chairman of the Board of Directors, but without executive authority. He also retained a large stake in the corporation, namely 8.7%. In June 2008, Gates resigned as Microsoft executive.
Already in October 2008, Bill Gates registered his third company called “bgC3”. This is a small research center that provides scientific and technological services. Bill Gates engaged in charitable and social activities
After leaving Microsoft, Gates began to invest in research, buy works of art and fund political campaigns. For example, in 2003, he exhibited a collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s works he had previously bought at the Seattle Museum of Art, and in 2004, according to Forbes, financed the presidential campaign of George W. Bush. Bill Gates was awarded the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In early 2005, the British Foreign Office awarded Bill Gates the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to British enterprises and the fight to reduce poverty in the world. Bill Gates
PERSONAL LIFE OF BILL GATES
Since 1994, Bill has been married to the former employee of his company Melinda French, with whom he has a son and two daughters. The family lives in a huge mansion, located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Washington. This house can rightly be called the house of the future – it is equipped with high-tech equipment, through which it is fully controlled. View this posting on Instagram. Post by Bill Gates (@thisisbillgates) 15 Aug 2017 at 7:03 am PDT Read: How to skillfully hide low self-esteem in the eyes of others In 1999, Gates renamed his charity foundation into a health care support bill in developing countries and education in the USA. In 2005, the couple were recognized by the people of the year according to Time.

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