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Transcript of BILL GATES
1-William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955)
3- in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the world's second wealthiest person. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires List, Gates is the world's richest person in 2013, a position that he last held on the list in 2007.
4- He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect for himself. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
5- Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.
6- Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates.
7- After reading the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics that demonstrated the Altair 8800, Gates contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS)
8- Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985, and in August, the company struck a deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system called OS/2.
9- Gates led Microsoft to develop a version of OS/2 independently from IBM.
10- Gates met regularly with Microsoft's senior managers and program managers.
11- During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored and co-authored several books.
12- Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as chairman.
2-He is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people