Bill Gates (Microsoft)

By dombat1
  • Birth of Bill Gates

    William Henry Gates III is born to attorney William Henry Gates II and Mary Gates.
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  • Bill enrolling in school

    Gates is enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive private school in Seattle, where he befriends Paul Allen.
  • Bill Gates enters Harvard

    Bill Gates goes to Harvard University to study pre-law major.
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen register Microsoft

    In 1976, Bill Gates and Paul Allen register the Trademark MICROSOFT to make it their own.
  • Bill Takes a Second Leave from Harvard

    Bill Gates takes a second leave from Harvard to develop Microsoft Corp.
  • Microsoft Yearly Earnings Exceeds $1 Million

    Microsoft Corp. exceeds over $1 Million in earnings for all of the things that they sold.
  • Allen Leaves Microsoft Because of Desease

    Paul Allen leaves Microsoft beacuse of Hodgkin’s desease.
  • The FTC Begins investigation between IBM & Microsoft

    The FTC charges that IBM and Microsoft collaborated to divvy up the market for operating systems in an anticompetitive way.
  • Bill Gates becomes world's richest man

    Bill Gates at 39 becomes world's richest man going at $12.9 Billion.
  • Bill publishes a best selling book

    Bill Gates publishes another Best Selling book named Business @ the Speed of Thought.
  • Bill Gates steps down from CEO

    Bill Gates steps down from CEO to chief software architect. The new CEO is his Harvard dorm-mate Steve Ballmer.
  • Gates graduates Harvard

    That summer Bill graduates Harvard and gets his honorary degree. Making him a full graduate.
  • Bill Gates steps down

    Bill Gates retires from Microsoft. He is still the Chairman of the company and tells people what to do when important projects come.