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Bill Gates

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Bill Gates net worth:
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Bill Gates is an American computer programmer, founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, and entrepreneur has a net worth of $89.2 billion. William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington (USA) on October 28th, 1955. His father, William Henry Gates II, a prominent lawyer, and her mother is Mary Gates, she is a professor at the University of Washington, also director of the First Interstate Bank.

With them and his sister, two years older, lived in the city of Seattle, in the state of Washington. Until the sixth grade he was a regular public school student.


He studied at Lakeside’s elite private school in Seattle. This school already had a computer in 1968, which allowed Gates to take contact with the machine, and to take an interest in computer science. Also at Lakeside he met Paul Allen, with whom he later founded Microsoft.

On April 4th, 1975, while still a student at Harvard University, he created the Microsoft software company. In 1976, he left the university and moved to Albuquerque, home of MITS, to agree with that company the session of 50% of the language for Basic computers. The following year, he heard about the Apple company success, and that they needed an interpreter from Basic.


In 1980, he met with IBM representatives in Seattle. He managed to sell them the MS-DOS operating system, although he still did not have it, and then buy it at a very low price from a young programmer. IBM needed that operating system to compete with Apple, which is why the trading was flexible. Microsoft wanted the license rights, maintenance, and even the ability to sell the DOS to other companies.

IBM accepted, considering that what would produce dividends would be the hardware and not the software. A few days later, Microsoft bought the QDOS copyright to Tim Paterson, who worked for Seattle Computer Products for $ 50,000, who sold to IBM as MS-DOS (Microsoft DOS).

Microsoft and Apple

Aware of the importance of the graphical environment that Apple had shown (originally the graphical interface, and the “mouse” were developed by Xerox PARC) in its computer Lisa, he was proposed to also obtain the graphical environment and the “mouse” to operate it. Meanwhile, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, began the development of the Macintosh, Bill Gates visited Apple. He offered to improve his spreadsheets and other programs.

He threatened to sell his computer equipment to IBM, resulting in an Apple-Microsoft alliance. Microsoft legally acquired the technology of the graphical and mouse environment, and released Microsoft Windows as a direct competitor to Macintosh.

At the beginning of the third millennium, the Microsoft Windows operating system (in all its versions) is used in most of the personal computers of the planet.

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Bill Gates

Computer Programmer, Founder of Microsoft, Entrepreneur
Date of Birth
Oct 28, 1955(68 years old)
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