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BILL GATES OPENED THE GATES FOR PERSONAL COMPUTING …
Before Bill Gates … It is very difficult for a common man to have personal computers.. …most of them are computer illiterates….Bill Gates opened the “Windows” to all the people in the world
IMAGINE ..WITHOUT MS OFFICE ….NO OFFICE OR PERSONAL USE OF COMPUTERS IS POSSIBLE FOR HABITUATED COMPUTER USERS …..
ONE MAGAZINE TURNED THE LIFE OF BILL GATES
Bill Gates would spend hours,upon hours at the computer room at the high-school, and he eventually met a man named,Paul Allen whom shared the same interests as Bill Gates. Paul Allen picked up a magazine at Harvard Square which read, “World’s First Minicomputer Kit To Rival Commercial Models” to Bill Gates and Paul Allen this was the moment they had been waiting for, the dawn of personal computer had begun. Ed Roberts who ran this phenomenal product was looking for someone to do further programming to it. Bill Gates and Allen Paul soon took on this task and this partnership with Ed Roberts eventually led to the first product made by Microsoft the Altair BASIC. “Microsoft” was created in 1976 Altair BASIC was an programming language which ran on the MITS Altair 8800. Gates due to the success of Altair BASIC decided to drop out of Harvard and never returned to complete his studies.
BOSS OF MS DOS
Microsoft began to expand and specialize in languages such as Basic,Cobol,Fortan,and Pascal. With this expansion and Microsoft having hit the one-million-dollar profit margin mark, it was a matter of time until a big-shot computer creative company came knocking at their door. That company was IBM. The partnership IBM and Microsoft developed was a pivotal role which defined technology, to what it has become today. It established what Gates had predicted, every home in America would have one computer per household. IBM wanted an operating system for their new line of personal computers. Bill Gates bought an operating system in which he renamed, MS-DOS for IBM. He received profit from IBM for every MS-DOS product made, as IBM didn’t own the licensing fee, and Gates refused to give it to them.
In 1986, Bill Gates introduced Microsoft Windows it would be come one of the most used operating systems in history, and one of the most advanced. Apple around this time, came up with an ingenious software, Gates advised them to have a copyright, however Apple was more focused on selling computers, this prompted Gates to take advantage of an open opportunity. At the age of 31, Gates became a billionaire owning 45% of his stock.
DARE DEVIL TO LOSE GIANT CLIENTS
Bill Gates always had insecurities, even if he at such a peak. IBM soon to separate from MS-DOS with the success of their sales, decided to create their own operating system which it licensed from Microsoft called Dos2. DOS2 eventually failed as Gates decided to invest his name and the entire future of Microsoft to advancing the Windows operating system, even if it meant losing IBM as a client.
SOME PEOPLE CALLED HIM DICTATOR
He came out with Windows 3.0 which turned out be a best market seller. Microsoft was soon becoming a monopoly, and Gates started receiving the reputation of being very hard and authoritarian
BILL GATES …A FAMILY MAN FIRST THAN A BUSINESS MAN
Bill Gates because of the influence his mother had on him, created philanthropic organizations that fought certain causes, and was pursuing the interests his mother had. In 1995, Windows 95 was introduced, Bill Gates at this time slowed down on his work with Microsoft as he became a family man, welcoming his first daughter he had with his wife, Melinda French.
CONFIDANT OF PUBLIC
Bill Gates changed the way the world operates,functions, Gates made life easier for humans to live in. To get tasks done within seconds at a time, creating several multitasking software programs. Bill Gates will forever be remembered as a business man, philanthropist, and investor. Bill Gates with multiple products unleashed with his company Microsoft, allowed the technology field to expand and become more competitive, always setting the stakes much higher, and presented a field with endless surprises
BILL GATES AN INNOVATIVE VISIONARY
once Bill told that Ultimately, the PC will be a window to everything people are interested in-and everything we need to know.
Some see him as an innovative visionary who sparked a computer revolution. Others see him as a modern-day robber baron whose predatory practices have stifled competition in the software industry. Regardless of what his supporters and detractors may think, few can argue that BILL GATES is one of, if not the most successful entrepreneur of the 20th century. In just 25 years, he built a two-man operation into a multi billion dollar colossus and made himself the richest man in the world somewhere along the way.
IMPLEMENTABLE TECHNOLOGICAL UPDATION
Bill Gates not invented new technology, but by taking existing technology, adapting it to a specific market, and then dominating that market through innovative promotion and cunning business savvy.
Much as Gates had anticipated, after the first IBM PCs were released, cloners such as Compaq began producing compatible PCs, and the market was soon flooded with clones. Like IBM, rather than produce their own operating systems, the cloners decided it was cheaper to purchase MS-DOS off the shelf. As a result, MS-DOS became the standard operating system for the industry, and Microsoft’s sales soared from $7 million in 1980 to $16 million in 1981.
Microsoft expanded into applications software and continued to grow unchecked until 1984, when Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer. The Macintosh’s sleek graphical user interface (GUI) was far easier to use than MS-DOS and threatened to make the Microsoft program obsolete. In response to this threat, Gates announced that Microsoft was developing its own GUI-based operating system called Windows. Gates then took Microsoft public in 1986 to generate capital. The IPO was a roaring success, making Gates one of the wealthiest people in the country overnight.When Windows was finally released in 1985, it wasn’t exactly the breakthrough Gates had predicted.
Windows was selling at a rate of 1 million copies per month and was estimated to be running on nearly 85 percent of the world’s computers.
Microsoft solidified its industry dominance in the mid-1990s by combining Windows with its other applications into “suites” and persuading leading computer makers to preload their software on every computer they sold. The strategy worked so well that by 1999 Microsoft was posting sales of $19.7 billion, and Gates’ personal wealth had grown to a phenomenal $90 billion.
RISK AND MONOPOLY ARE HIS GAMES
As a child, Bill Gates’ two favorite games were “Risk” (where the object is world domination) and “Monopoly.”
Entrepreneur Bill Gates founded the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, with Paul Allen, and subsequently became one of the richest men in the world.
Entrepreneur and businessman Bill Gates and his business partner Paul Allen founded and built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics. In the process, Gates became one of the richest men in the world. In February 2014, Gates announced that he was stepping down as Microsoft’s chairman to focus on charitable work at his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
BILL IS AN ENCYCLOPEDIC READER
Gates was a voracious reader as a child, spending many hours poring over reference books such as the encyclopaedia. Around the age of 11 or 12, Gates’s parents began to have concerns about his behavior. He was doing well in school, but he seemed bored and withdrawn at times, and his parents worried he might become a loner.
He blossomed in nearly all his subjects, excelling in math and science, but also doing very well in drama and English.
BILL GATES A COLLEGE DROP OUT!!!!!
Gates enrolled at Harvard University in the fall of 1973, originally thinking of a career in law. Much to his parents’ dismay, Gates dropped out of college in 1975 to pursue his business, Microsoft, with partner Allen.
Gates spent more of his time in the computer lab than in class. He did not really have a study regimen; he got by on a few hours of sleep, crammed for a test, and passed with a reasonable grade.
Bill Gates and Founding OF Microsoft
In 1975, Gates and Allen formed Microsoft, a blend of “micro-computer” and “software” (they dropped the hyphen within a year). The company’s first product was BASIC software that ran on the Altair computer.
At first, all was not smooth sailing. Although Microsoft’s BASIC software program for the Altair computer netted the company a fee and royalties, it wasn’t meeting their overhead. According to Gates’ later account, only about 10 percent of the people using BASIC in the Altair computer had actually paid for it.
Microsoft’s BASIC software was popular with computer hobbyists, who obtained pre-market copies and were reproducing and distributing them for free. At this time, many personal computer enthusiasts were not in it for the money. They felt the ease of reproduction and distribution allowed them to share software with friends and fellow computer enthusiasts. Gates thought differently. He saw the free distribution of software as stealing, especially when it involved software that was created to be sold.
SOMEONE AT IBM THOUGHT THAT HE WAS A COFFEE ASSISTANT !!!!
In November 1980, IBM was looking for software that would operate their upcoming personal computer (PC) and approached Microsoft. Legend has it that at the first meeting with Gates someone at IBM mistook him for an office assistant and asked him to serve coffee.
BILL INCREASED HABITUATED COMPUTER HOBBIESTS
As a marketing tactic, it was sheer genius. Nearly 30 percent of the computer market was using the MS-DOS system and would wait for Windows software rather than change to a new system. Without people willing to change formats, software developers were unwilling to write programs for the VisiCorp system and it lost momentum by early 1985.
CONFRONTATIONAL CORPORATE STRATEGIST
Gates’ intelligence allowed him to see all sides of the software industry, from product development to corporate strategy. . His confrontational management style became legend, as he would challenge employees and their ideas to keep the creative process going. An unprepared presenter could hear, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” from Gates.
This was as much a test of the rigor of the employee as it was Gates’ passion for his company. He was constantly checking to see if the people around him were really convinced of their ideas.
In 1989, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Office, which bundled office productivity applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel into one system that was compatible with all Microsoft products.
SEEING BILL GATES FROM PHILANTHROPIC WINDOW
In 1994, Bill and Melinda established the William H. Gates Foundation, which was dedicated to supporting education, world health and investment in low-income communities around the world. The organization also tackles domestic issues, such as helping students in the United States become college-ready.
With Melinda’s influence, Bill had taken an interest in becoming a civic leader in the footsteps of his mother, studying the philanthropic work of American industrial titans Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. He realized that he had an obligation to give more of his wealth to charity.
Since stepping down from Microsoft, Gates devotes much of his time and energy to the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2015, Gates spoke out in favor of national Common Core standards in grades K through 12 and charter schools. Gates also proved to be a groundbreaking employer when, around this time, the foundation announced that it would give its employees a year’s paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.
GOAL KEEPERS REPORT
Bill and Melinda foundation launched the first of what was to become its annual “Goalkeepers” report, an examination of progress made in several important areas related to public health, including child mortality, malnutrition and HIV. At the time, Gates identified infectious and chronic disease as the two biggest public health concerns that needed to be addressed over the coming decade.
TEAMING WITH GOOGLE TEAM …..
In April 2018, Gates announced that he was teaming with Google co-founder Larry Page to provide $12 million in funding for a universal flu vaccine. He said the funds would be awarded in grants of up to $2 million for individual efforts that are “bold and innovative,” aiming to begin clinical trials by 2021.
BILL GATES FIGHTING ALZHEIMER
Gates revealed in November 2017 that he was investing $50 million of his own money into the Dementia Discovery Fund. He would follow with another $50 million toward start-up ventures working in Alzheimer’s research. It was said to be a personal matter for Gates, who has seen the devastating effects of the disease on his own family members.
“Any type of treatment would be a huge advance from where we are today,” he told CNN, adding, “the long-term goal has got to be cure.”
BILL GATES planned for development of a “smart city” near Phoenix, Arizona. The proposed city, named Belmont, will “create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs.
AWARDS ARE TRACKING BILL GATES !!!!
Gates has received numerous awards for philanthropic work. Time magazine named Gates one of the most influential people of the 20th century. The magazine also named Gates and his wife Melinda, along with rock band U2’s lead singer, Bono, as the 2005 Persons of the Year.
Gates holds several honorary doctorates from universities throughout the world. He was knighted as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005.
In 2006, Gates and his wife were awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican government for their philanthropic work throughout the world in the areas of health and education.
BILL GATES NOT GIVING ENTIRE WEALTH TO HIS CHILDREN!!!!
Despite his immense wealth, Gates says his kids will only inherit $10 million each.
It’s just a fraction of his $81.1 billion net worth. “Leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them,” he says.
Gates doesn’t know any foreign LANGUAGE !!!!!
That, he says, is his biggest regret in life thus far. Gates has mastered a number of programming languages, but he only speaks one human language—English. Despite having a hand in charitable endeavors across the globe, Gates has said that not learning to speak any languages other than his native English is one of his biggest regrets.
BILL GATES …..SUPER ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ….
Gates says if Microsoft hadn’t worked out, he probably would’ve been a researcher for artificial intelligence.
But, despite his deep interest in AI, Gates says he is “in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence.” That camp also includes notable leaders in science in technology, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.
BILL IS COLOR BLINDED
You’d think that as one of the world’s wealthiest people, Bill Gates would be seeing green. But in fact, he can’t. In a 2006 interview, Bill Gates the billionaire revealed that he is color-blind
BILL AN ANTI PIRACIST
Illegal downloading of music, movies, and computer programs are the scourge of the tech and entertainment industries these days—but the concepts aren’t new. Within a year of founding Microsoft, Gates discovered that a leaked copy of Microsoft’s BASIC programs were being copied and shared. He wrote an open letter in 1976 claiming that more than 90 percent of Microsoft Altair BASIC users had not paid for the program, and that the “hobby market” was threatening to cripple the burgeoning tech industry, eliminating incentives for developers to create software.
Gates might be a computer wiz, but that doesn’t mean he lacks an appreciation for the arts. He’s known to be a music fan, and has said Weezer is his favorite American rock band. His other favorites include U2 and fictional rock group Spinal Tap.
BILL A FAN OF LEONARDO DA VINCI..!!!
Bill Gates counts Italian Renaissance painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci as a major source of inspiration. In fact, one of the billionaire’s most impressive purchases was a collection of Da Vinci’s scientific writings. In 1994, Gates paid $30.8 million for the Codex Leicester, which contains da Vinci’s writings on fossils, the movement of water and soil erosion, and the luminosity of the moon. Gates didn’t hoard this knowledge though—he had the codex pages scanned and released them as a CD-ROM in 1997. Since then, the codex has been on display at art galleries around America, including in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Raleigh, South Carolina.
Bill Gates met his wife Melinda through work. Melinda Gates (née French) was working as a product marketing manager at Microsoft when she met Bill at a dinner. The pair kept their relationship a secret for years, before making it public in 1993 when they became engaged. The lovebirds married in 1994.
Calling the period during the ‘90s when it seemed like tech would grow infinitely larger and more profitable a “dot-com boom” doesn’t quite do it justice—in fact, the wealth of many, including Gates, grew so exponentially that terms had to be invented to account for it! In 1999, Gates’ fortune briefly peaked at $101 billion, making him the world’s first “centi-billionaire.”
During his lifetime, Gates has been involved with various philanthropic endeavors, and in 1999 he and his wife founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation has poured billions of dollars into a wide range of undertakings, including funding libraries in the United States, combating diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and encouraging agricultural development and sustainable crops in countries with high poverty rates. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the single largest private philanthropic institution in the world, with a staggering $43 billion endowment. The Gates Giving Pledge
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports causes all over the world, but Gates has promised even more in the future. He spearheaded the “Giving Pledge,” promising to donate half of their wealth to charitable causes after his death. Fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk and billionaire financier Warren Buffet have also taken on this incredible pledge.
DROPPED BUT HONORED
- Gates dropped out of Harvard in 1975, after only two years, but still managed to get a Harvard degree to hang on his wall: the school bestowed on him an honorary degree in 2007. Gates must have quite a collection going: he also has honorary degrees from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, Tsinghua University in China, and Waseda University in Japan.
- Honorary degrees aren’t the only accolades Gates has received… Queen Elizabeth II of England made Gates an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2005, in support of his charitable and philanthropic efforts. He’s also received the Placard of the Order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico, the Padma Bhushan from India, and the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America.