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Bill Gates

by Michael from Hamilton


A Hero is defined as, "a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities." In my eyes, Bill Gates, the creator of Microsoft is my hero. He is a smart business man and the creator of Microsoft which lead to Microsoft Word and the creation Xbox360 which you could listen to music, photo, and download games on Xbox Live.

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He has two sisters, Kristi and Libby. Kristi is one year older than Bill and Libby is nine years younger. Today Bill and his wife Melinda have three children, Jennifer Katherine born, April 26, 1996, and a son, Rory John was born on May 23 1999 and Phoebe Adele was born in 2002. Mary Gates, Bill's mother died in 1994.

The thing that interests me is he didn't finish college but he came up with this amazing thing on the internet which was Microsoft. Microsoft was a running network which developed products like Xbox360 gaming to Apple which makes computers and ipods. He and his family lived in Medina Washington for some years; they still live in the same house today. The special characteristics Bill Gates has is his ability to come up with new software for Microsoft and to have the knowledge to keep this company standing. His special accomplishments were developing Microsoft and Apple from scratch. He is responsible for four computer systems that we use today. The thing that makes these accomplishments special is that this company is still developing and selling more products and opening new programs.

Bill Gates also had a soft spot for people. He developed a program with his wife and formed the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which has donated millions of dollars for Gates Cambridge Scholarships and seven billion dollars to various causes including the United Negro College Fund. He has given away over 2.9 billion dollars to charities from 2000 onwards. Bill Gates has been recognized as one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century. Recently, Bill Gates has resigned from Microsoft Corporation and will devote his time to his charitable foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Page created on 7/23/2008 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 7/23/2008 12:00:00 AM

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