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Bill Gates: Most Successful Man to Walk on Earth
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and
endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in
others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden
patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" (Ralph Waldo
Emerson). This describes my hero, Bill Gates. He is a humble man who works
hard to succeed and make something of himself in the world of computers. He is
very successful but believes in giving to the less fortunate. This makes him my
hero. William Gates and Mary Gates gave birth to Bill Gates in Seattle,
Washington on October 28, 1955. Gates attended Lakeside School, where he first
learned about computers. After Gates graduated from Lakeside, he attended
Harvard, where he studied pre-law. It was two years later when he realized that
wasn't his career path. Not only is he the richest man in the world but he
cares for others so much that with his profits, he created a foundation to help
others. Bill Gates not only is an accomplished person, he cares for
others by creating his foundation and therefore, he is my hero.
is an accomplished man. He has done several major things in his life which
makes him the richest man on earth. Allen, Gates close friend has
contributed to the software made by Gates. "For example, they worked
at Computer Center Corporation (CCC) and gained more computer experience; they
opened their first company, TRAF-O-DATA in the fall of 1971, which specialized
in monitoring and analyzing traffic statistics in cities and
countries"("Bill Gates"). Through hard work and determination,
he has accomplished many things and continues to be very successful. When he
was young, Gates and Allen slowly worked their way up and ended up creating
successful software. Later in his life he and Allen decided to take a bigger
step into the computer world and they completed major software.
"Gates' first major accomplishment took place in 1975 when, with the help
of Allen, he wrote the first versatile software program, Altair BASIC, that
became the industry standard" ("Bill Gates"). Gates and Allen
worked hard to make a name of themselves in the world of computers. They
accomplished many things which led Gates and Allen to start creating Microsoft.
"The following year, 1976, he dropped out of Harvard and made his third
accomplishment, which was building Microsoft" ("Bill Gates"). After
Gates and Allen wrote their first software, they found it was very successful. Although
Gates didn't finish College, he strives to continue working until he succeeded
with his computer software. The development of Microsoft is one of his greatest
accomplishments. He never gives up and always endeavors for more. This is what
makes him the wealthiest man in the world.
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though Gates is very successful, he is very humble and cares for many people.
He created a foundation to help others in need and donated some of his profits
to help. He shares his foundation with Melinda Gates and they work together,
still improving it. The foundation is located, "In the United States, it
seeks to ensure that all people--especially those with the fewest
resources--have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and
life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and
Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates
and Warren Buffett"
("The Bill & Melinda...).
Gates believes in
everyone having an equal chance at success, regardless of how rich or poor one
is. He continues to donate his profits to the less fortunate providing them
with a better education.
Melinda's foundation is still very successful and it provides for people in
several different ways such as, "Guided by the belief that every life has
equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people
lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on
improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of
hunger and extreme poverty" ("The Bill & Melinda...). Gates
foundation allows everyone to have an equal chance at a stable life. He believes
in giving to others because he is so efficacious. Gates and his partner Melinda
are both determined to make an impact and change the ways of life, which is why
they organized the foundation. As they say, "We're both optimists. We
believe by doing these things--focusing on a few big goals and working with our
partners on innovative solutions--we can help every person get the chance to
live a healthy, productive life" ("The Bill & Melinda...). Gates
not only cares about his wealth but he also cares for others success and
stability. His foundation to help others live a healthy life shows that with
his success and money, he wants to make a difference. Even though Bill Gates is
an extremely successful person, he still cares for others and donates his
profits to his foundation. Not only does his success benefit him, it benefits
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though Bill Gates is very successful, he is also a giving person which makes
him my hero. Gates accomplished many things in his life including the creation
of Microsoft. This makes him the richest man on earth. With his profits, he
created a foundation to help the less fortunate receive an equal education and
enjoy life as everyone else does. Gates cares for everyone and believes in a
better environment for others, including the less fortunate. Gates should
inspire all who are successful to make a difference by changing the world and
caring for everyone. He believes everyone deserves an equal chance to be where
he is. Because of that, he is my hero. Being successful not only means to have
money, but it's to change others and make a difference in the world.
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