Bill Gates Biography
William henry gates III or we can call him Bill was born at October 24th 1955 in Seattle, Washington. Bill was the second of third children in his family. He enjoyed play game with his family and was very competitive. He liked reading too. Bill was bored in public school, so his family moved his school to another school named Lakeside School. Bill was interested in computer programming when he was 13. In Lakeside, Bill met Paul Allen and shared his interest in computer. When Bill and Allen was 17, they were paid 20.000 dollars for a program named Traf-O-Data and was used for counting traffic.
In 1973, Bill Gates served as a congressional page in the U.S House of Representative. His score was 1590 of 1600 on SAT, so he was accepted by Harvard University. Meanwhile, Paul Allen was dropped out from Washington College and decided to work in Honeywell Corporation. Paul Allen made sure Bill Gates to dropped out from Harvard University and join with him and build a new software company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They called this company Micro-soft. This was soon changed to Microsoft, and they moved their company to Bellevue, Washington.
Microsoft grew up so fast from 25 employees in 1978 to over 90.000 employees today. Microsoft developed many new technology and some of the world’s most popular software and products such as Word and Power Point.
Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. In 2012, his $61 billion dollars in assets made him the world’s second richest man according to Forbes Magazine. In 2006, Gates announced that he would cut back his involvement at Microsoft to spend more time on philanthropy and his foundation. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports many causes including the quest to eradicate Polio, fighting AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis; providing vaccinations for children; and even reinventing the toilet among many other things.