William Henry Gates,
also known as «Bill», has established himself as the richest man in the world.
Bill Gates is
chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft
employs more than 39,000 people in 60 countries.
He is the youngest self-made
billionaire, and perhaps the best businessman in the world. Bill Gates is
important because he did not only change the computer technology in America,
but also created the biggest, strongest, richest and the most powerful company
in the world.
Bill was born on
October 28, 1955, his parents, Mary and Bill, had one other daughter Kristi.
Gates began his
career in PC software, programming computers at age 13.
As to his education,
he attended a well-known private school in Seattle, Washington called Lakeside.
At Lakeside, he met his future business partner Paul Allen. Bill Gates entered
Harvard in 1973.
He created the
programming language BASIC. Gates attended Harvard University and after a few
years Gates and his business collaborator, Paul Allen, dropped out of Harvard
to begin the Microsoft Corporation in 1975.
Throughout his life,
Gates had many experiences with business. Allen and Gates started a small
company called Traf-O-Data. They sold a small computer outfitted with their program
that could count traffic for the city.
Gates also worked at
a programming company called 'TRW. After all his minor jobs, Gates and Allen
founded Microsoft in 1975, the largest computer based company in the
world. Gates is the Chief Executive officer and Paul Allen is VP. They are both
very wealthy due to this business.
In 1999, Gates wrote
"Business @ the Speed of Thought" a book that shows how computer
technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways.
The book was
published in 25 languages and is available in more than 60 countries.
"Business @ the Speed of Thought" has received wide critical acclaim,
and was listed on the best-seller lists of the "New York Times"
"USA Today" the "Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com"
Gates believes that
if you are intelligent and know how to apply your intelligence you can
Bill works very hard
to carry out his vision. His belief in high intelligence and hard work is what
put him where he is today, as well as being in the right place at the right
time. He doesn't believe in luck or any sort of god, just hard work and
competitiveness. In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates is
interested in biotechnology. He is an investor in a number of biotechnology
«Trey» as he is
called at home is a remarkable man who has been able to go into the world
spotlight as a genius at what he does. His welfare until today is worth about
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