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Bill Gates Richest Man Alive Founder of Microsoft Philanthropist October 28, 1955 Till present By: Joel Bowman COMP 1631, Winter 2011
Programming Start First program was one that allowed the user to play tic tac toe against the computer Bill used the language BASIC (Beginner's All- Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) in this programing endeavour Bill made a program for his high school that did class schedules. He also ensured that he was in female dominated classes. The MITS Altair- Bill invented a variation of BASIC for this machine
Harvard Bill scored a 1590 out of 2000 on his SAT exams in He entered Harvard in the fall of 1973, where he continued to work on the school computers. In his time at Harvard he developed an algorithm to solve the pancake sorting problem. Bill left Harvard after his first year to start Micro-Soft with his friend, Paul Allen.
Microsoft Founded April by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. They developed a language for the Altair 8800, called Altair BASIC. This code was distributed with the Altair 8800 system, making it Microsoft's first distributed code. The magazine that caught the attention of Mr. Gates and Mr. Allen. Led to the writing of there Altair BASIC code.
Growth of Microsoft Microsoft became independent of MITS in The company moved from Albuquerque to Washington state in 1979 In a joint venture with IBM Microsoft bought an operating system called PC-DOS. Microsoft created there own OS called MS- DOS after the PC-DOS system was cloned by other programmers The IBM-PC that had Microsoft's PC-DOS installed as an OS
Bills position within Microsoft From the 1981 restructuring to 2008, Bill actively managed Microsoft and acted as the CEO. He wrote code as late as 1989, however has not worked on a development team since In 2006, he announced his transition away form Microsoft to focus on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has sat as the chairman of the board of directors from 1981 till present
The richest man Bill was number 1 on the Forbes List of the Worlds Richest People from and again in In 1999 Bill Gates Net wealth surpassed 100 billion dollars thus becoming the worlds first and only (to date) centiBillionaire His wealth has been on the decline since 2000 due to his various donations to charity. Currently, Bill is the second richest person in the world behind Carlos Sims. Part of Bills housing complex worth approximately 250 million.
Current Income Bills current investments net close to 1 million dollars per year. He also receives a salary from Microsoft for acting as their chairperson on the board of directors. Bill has been quoted as saying, I wish I wasnt [the worlds richest man]. He has also pledged to give away 95% of his income before death, which would leave him with a modest worth of approximately 13.5 million. Graph of Microsoft's stock over the past 5 years.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Formed in 1994 as the William H. Gates Foundation, it became the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Current endowment is approximately 33.5 Billion dollars. Warren Buffet (top three richest people perennially) is one of the key contributors, donating shares of his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.
2005 person of the year Due to their philanthropic work, Bill and Melinda Gates were named Persons of the Year along with the lead singer of U2, Bono.
Investments Bill has invested in company's other then Microsoft: Cascade Investment group is controlled by Bill and has investments in company's such as CN Rail and Coca Cola. bgC3, which is a think-tank organization aimed at developing software to end poverty. Corbis is a company that distributes rights to still images. It is privately owned by Mr. Gates. TerraPower is a company designing nuclear reactors that do not require refuelling for 100 years.
Awards CEO of the year in Chief Executive Officers magazine Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire proclaimed by queen Elisabeth II Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexicos highest declaration for a forger) Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute Silver Buffalo Award (Boy Scouts of America's highest award)
Honorary Degrees Despite never graduating from Harvard, Bill has received the following honorary doctorial degrees: Nyenrode Business University 2000 Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) 2002 Waseda University 2005 Tsinghua University 2007 Harvard 2007 Karolinska Institutet 2007 University of Cambridge 2009
Author Bill has written two books: The Road Ahead (1995) the Speed of Thought (1999) The profits of both books were donated to charity.
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