Bill Gates Life

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  • Bill Gates is born

    Bill Gates is born
    William Henry Gates III is born to attorney William Henry Gates II and Mary Gates,he started off at elementary school but His parents, teacher and principal new that he had unique brainpower so his school principal said he should attend a private school so his parents put him in Lakeside school in 1967
  • Bill Gates gets enrolled in Lakeside School

    Bill Gates gets enrolled in Lakeside School
    Gates is enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive private school in Seattle, where he befriends Paul Allen.Bill Gates and Paul Allen both share an interest in computers and programming.
  • Bill Gates enters Harvard University

    Bill Gates enters Harvard University
    Bill Gates leaves his home in Washington to attend Harvard university where he meets another business partner Steve Ballmer.
  • Bill Gates is still studying at Harvard university

    Bill Gates is still studying at Harvard university
    Bill Gates keeps up his great job of work at Harvard university because he's very knowledgable and smart.
  • Bill Gates calls MITS for a micro soft architech job

    Bill Gates calls MITS for a micro soft architech job
    Bill Gates signs up for a job with MITS.
  • Bill Gates and Allen register the trademark Microsoft

    Bill Gates and Allen register the trademark Microsoft
    Bill Gates and Paul Allen register the trademark “Microsoft.” and now work together.
  • Bill Gates sets up microsoft in the MITS Headquarters

    Bill Gates sets up microsoft in the MITS Headquarters
    Bill Gates takes a second leave and sets up his Microsoft software architechery job in Albuquerque, N.M., where MITS is headquartered.
  • Microsoft’s year-end sales exceed $1 million

    Microsoft’s year-end sales exceed $1 million
    Bill Gates gains a reputation for being tough, but focused.
  • Microsoft Headquarters are relocated

    Microsoft Headquarters are relocated
    MITS Microsoft headquarters are relocated to Bellevue, Wash., a suburb of Gates’ hometown, Seattle.
  • Microsoft launches the MS-DOS system in America

    Microsoft launches the MS-DOS system in America
    Microsoft incorporates and buys the rights to the operating system “DOS” from Seattle Computer Products.
  • Allen leaves microsoft and Bill Gates Becomes in judge of software architectery

    Allen leaves microsoft and Bill Gates Becomes in judge of software architectery
    Paul Allen leaves Microsoft after developing a disease Microsoft announces Windows as an extension of its MS-DOS operating system.
  • The MITS company moves again this time to Redmond,Wash

    The MITS company moves again this time to Redmond,Wash
    Microsoft headquarters move again, this time to nearby Redmond, Wash. Shortly after, the company goes public.
  • Bill Gates is the Youngest billionare in the world

    Bill Gates is the Youngest billionare in the world
    At age 31, Gates becomes the youngest billionaire ever. He meets his future wife, Melinda French, at a Microsoft event in New York.
  • Bill Gates founds corbis

    Bill Gates founds corbis
    Gates founds Corbis, an company of art and photography from public and private collections. Corbis later becomes a large art collection company.
  • The Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into possible collusion between IBM and Microsoft.

    The Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into possible collusion between IBM and Microsoft.
    The Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into possible collusion between IBM and Microsoft.
  • Bill Gates gets married

    Bill Gates gets married
    Bill Gates gets married to Melinda who is from france the couple now share the job and Bill Gates now also works for the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
  • Bill Gates becomes the richest man in the world

    Bill Gates becomes the richest man in the world
    In July, at age 39 and with a fortune of $12.9 billion, Gates becomes the world’s richest man. Later that summer, Microsoft introduces Internet Explorer to the world, as part of Windows 95.
  • Bill Gates was on his way to meet gorverment business leaders

    Bill Gates was on his way to meet gorverment business leaders
    Bill Gates flew all the way to Belgium, on his way to meet business and government leaders about his job.
  • Bill Gates publishes a top selling book

    Bill Gates publishes a top selling book
    Bill Gates publishes another best and top-selling book,
  • Bill Gates steps down as a microsoft CEO

    Bill Gates steps down as a microsoft CEO
    Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft. Gates’ former Harvard dorm-mate and right-hand man Steve Ballmer takes over the helm, while Gates becomes chief software architect.
  • An agrement is reached between DOJ and microsoft

    An agrement is reached between DOJ and microsoft
    An agreement is reached between the DOJ and Microsoft on November. MGM releases the movie Antitrust, starring Tim Robbins, about a company and character loosely based on Microsoft and Bill Gates.
  • Queen Elizabeth II bestows an honorary knighthood on Bill Gates for his contribution to the united kingdom

    Queen Elizabeth II bestows an honorary knighthood on Bill Gates for his contribution to the united kingdom
    Queen Elizabeth II bestows an honorary knighthood on Gates for his contributions to the United Kingdom. Time names him a “Person of the Year,” along with Melinda Gates and Bono, for what the magazine called his “good Samaritan” work.
  • Gates announces that his role as an executive at Microsoft will be phased out over the following two years.

    Gates announces that his role as an executive at Microsoft will be phased out over the following two years.
    Gates announces that his role as an executive at Microsoft will be phased out over the following two years. His intention, he says, is to spend more time working with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Shortly after his announcement, Warren Buffet donates $31 billion, most of his fortune, to the foundation.
  • Bill Gates graduates from Harvard university

    Bill Gates graduates from Harvard university
    Gates “graduates” from Harvard; the university awards him with an honorary degree. Gates gives the commencement speech, encouraging the graduates to strive for social change. “Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries,” Gates says to the class, “but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
  • Bill Gates drops out of the number 1 spot for being the richest man in the world

    Bill Gates drops out of the number 1 spot for being the richest man in the world
    Though his fortune continues to grow, Gates loses his spot as the richest man on the planet. After 13 years in the No. 1 spot on the Forbes’ list, Gates’ is surpassed by his friend Warren Buffet and Mexican telecom giant Carlos Slim Helu. Gates retires from day-to-day duties at Microsoft on June 27, but stays in the role of chairman and adviser on important development projects.
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    The Start of Bill Gates Life