Bill Gates biography

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  • Bill´s early life

    Bill´s early life
    William henry Gates was born in 1955 in Seattle, Washington
  • Bill´s preparatory

    Bill´s preparatory
    At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school.[
  • Bill´s first computer program

    Bill´s first computer program
    When he was in the eighth grade, Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest. He wrote his first computer program on this machine.
  • Bill´s first jobs

    Gates wrote the school's computer program to schedule students in classes, after his achool´s administrators became aware of his programming abilities,
  • Bill´s graduation and university admission

    Bill´s graduation and university admission
    Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973. He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT and enrolled at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973.
  • Bill´s first attempt at setting up his company

    Bill´s first attempt at setting up his company
    Gates did not have a definite study plan while a student at Harvard and spent a lot of time using the school's computers. Gates remained in contact with Paul Allen, and he joined him at Honeywell during the summer of 1974.The following year saw the release of the MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, and Gates and Allen saw this as the opportunity to start their own computer software company. Gates dropped out of Harvard at this time.
  • Microsoft´s beginning

    Microsoft´s beginning
    Paul Allen was hired into MITS, and Gates joined Allen at MITS in Albuquerque in November 1975. They named their partnership "Micro-Soft" and had their first office located in Albuquerque.
  • IBM Partnership with Microsoft

    Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985, and in August, the company struck a deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system
  • Bill´s personal life

    Bill´s personal life
    After being named one of Good Housekeeping's "50 Most Eligible Bachelors" in 1985, Gates married Melinda French on January 1, 1994. They have three children: daughters Jennifer Katharine (b. 1996) and Phoebe Adele (b. 2002), and son Rory John
  • Bill´s contribution to charity

    Bill´s contribution to charity
    Gates studied the work of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, and in 1994 sold some of his Microsoft stock to create the "William H. Gates Foundation." In 2000, Gates and his wife combined three family foundations to create the charitable "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,"
  • The 11 rules of life

    The 11 rules of life
    Bill Gates went to a university in 2007 to give a speech about "The 11 rules of life", a list of guidelines that he wrote for his son.
  • Bill´s retirement from Microsoft

    Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008.
  • Bill´s today

    Bill´s today
    Time magazine named Gates one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century, as well as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004, 2005, and 2006.