Business Heroes

Bill Gates

by Ben S from DuBois

“Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out; we'd want to get involved.”

In honor of William Henry Gates III, I did research about this hero in “Biography Today.” I chose Bill Gates because, someday, I hope to have some of the amazing talents that he does. After the research, I was glad I did because I learned so much about him.

Who knew such a normal beginning would give the world such a hero? His parents, William H. Gates and Mary (Maxwell) Gates, gave birth to William (Or Bill) Henry Gates III in Seattle, Washington, on October 28, 1955. He is still alive today.

The foundation of heroism is education. Bill started in a public school but, soon after, moved to a private school named Lakeside. Bill Gates later scored 800 on his math SAT-a perfect score-and graduated from Lakeside in 1973. Later that fall, Bill left to attend Harvard University.


Hard work contributes to heroism. After Bill’s first few “simple jobs,” he was struck with the opportunity to create an operating system for IBM’s new, personal computer. Bill took the job. Soon after it debuted in 1981, the IBM PC w/ MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) revolutionized the industry and immediately pushed Microsoft into the big leagues. By 1992, the company had grown to almost 12,000 employees, with sales of $2.27 billion in the year ending in June 1992. After all of his work is done for the day, Bill loves to drive, and at some point, has owned many fast cars.

Bill Gates is important to mankind and has changed the world. As the chairman and CEO of Microsoft, Gates oversees both management issues and technical development of the company. Not only is it hard work to manage one of the largest computer companies in the world, but Gates has managed to overcome all difficulties in order to revolutionize the world of technology and computers.

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