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Bill Gates and the Journey to become the "centibillionaire"
Transcript of Bill Gates and the Journey to become the "centibillionaire"
When he was 13 years old, he enrolled Lakeside School. Till when he was in the eighth grade, the Mothers Club bought a block of computers, His friends started to interest in using the computers but Gates interested in learning programming, he wanted to know the code, how can the computer runs. He wrote his first computer program. that was a tic-tac-toe and it allowed people to play against computer.
When Paul Allen (Co-founder of Microsoft) hired into the MITS, Gates immediately took a leave at Harvard to start working with Allen in the MITS. After a year, Microsoft was formed and they registered the name with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.
Management Style and Charity
“Gates is notorious for not being reachable by phone and for not returning phone calls.". Another executive recalled that after he showed Gates a game and defeated him 35 of 37 times, when they met again a month later Gates "won or tied every game. He had studied the game until he solved it. That is a competitor”
Bill Gates and the journey to become the "centibillionaire"
I choose Bill Gates because he impressed me the way he found money, made money, organized his company, knew when is the opportunity to put money and when he must take it back
William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955)
Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates
Bill Gates began to show an interest in computer programming at age 13
He graduated Lakeside School in 1973 and took the SAT with the magnificent score 1570 over 1600. He enrolled Harvard College in autumn 1973 but when he enrolled, he had no plan for what is he going to study. He never finishes his University.
In February 1976, Gates wrote an Open Letter to Hobbyists in the MITS newsletter saying that MITS could not continue to produce, distribute, and maintain high-quality software without payment. This letter was unpopular with many computer hobbyists, but Gates persisted in his belief that software developers should be able to demand payment. Microsoft became independent of MITS in late 1976, and it continued to develop programming language software for various systems.
In July 1980, IBM approaches Microsoft about a project code-named "Chess." In response, Microsoft focuses on a new operating system—the software that manages, or runs, the computer hardware and also serves to bridge the gap between the computer hardware and programs, such as a word processor. It’s the foundation on which computer programs can run. They name their new operating system "MS DOS."
The cost for the exchange was $ 50000.
In 2000, Gates and his wife combined three family foundations into one to create one foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Which is the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world at that time.. The unique that makes the foundation is working better than any other foundation is the foundation allows benefactors access to information regarding how its money is being spent.
Personal Life and the Impact on Society
Gates married Melinda French on January 1, 1994. They have three children: daughters Jennifer Katharine (born in 1996) and Phoebe Adele (born in 2002), and son Rory John (born in 1999). The family resides in the Gates's home, an earth-sheltered house in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina. According to King County public records, as of 2006 the total assessed value of the property (land and house) is $125 million, and the annual property tax is $991,000.
Gates's 66,000 sq ft (6,100 m2) estate has a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an underwater music system, as well as a 2,500 sq ft (230 m2) gym and a 1,000 sq ft (93 m2) dining room
Gates was number one on the Forbes 400 list from 1993 through to 2007 and number one on Forbes list of The World's Richest People from 1995 to 2007 and 2009. In 1999, his wealth briefly surpassed $101 billion, causing the media to call Gates a "centibillionaire"
Bill Gates is the guy that showed the impression how the computer could do and help us in day life. He was one of the first person open the new century of computer, started the evolution of the computer technology.
Also he well known as a good-hearted at doing charity. He made lots of money but he also gave most of his money to the foundation to help all the children.