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Bill Gates Timeline

Timeline created by DeanLB56 in Science and Technology
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Timeline small square Bill Gates was born
Timeline small square At the age of 15, Bill Gates went into business with his pal, Paul Allen. They developed "Traf-o-Data," a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle, and netted $20,000 for their efforts.
Timeline small square Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975. Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975.
Timeline small square Gates placed himself as the head of Microsoft, which grossed $2.5 million in 1978. Gates was only 23.
Timeline small square In mid-1981 Gates and Allen incorporated Microsoft, and Gates was appointed president and chairman of the board. Allen was named executive vice-president.
Timeline small square By 1983, Microsoft was going global with offices in Great Britain and Japan, and with 30 percent of the world's computers running on its software.
Timeline small square Bill Gates and Microsoft launched Windows; nearly two years after his announcement.
Timeline small square Melinda French and Bill were married in Hawaii
Timeline small square Bill Gates stepped down from the day-to-day operations of Microsoft in 2000, turning over the job of CEO to college friend Steve Ballmer who had been with Microsoft since 1980.
Timeline small square Bill Gate's last full day at Microsoft.
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