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1 Irippuge Perera (Sean)

2 Insight from the World’s Greatest Entrepreneur This book is dedicated to Austin, with a prayer for lasting peace in Ireland

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4  Born in October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington  Father – William H. Gates, a lawyer  Mother – Marry Gates, School teacher – University of Washington, and the chairperson of United Way International  Elder sister, Kristianne and younger sister, Libby

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7  At thirteen Gates entered the Lakeside School ◦ Computer Programming ◦ Software Development ◦ 1590 on his SATs. “As a student I took notes either hand, using my right hand when I was bored and wanted a small challenge.”

8  Paul Allen  Ric Weiland  Kent Evans “When we were teenagers, Paul Allen taught me a lot about computer hardware and encouraged me to believe in – and bet on – the microprocessor. I was lucky enough, at a young age, to discover something that I loved and that fascinated me – and still fascinates me. And I was lucky to have parents who motivated and encouraged me.”

9  In the fall of 1973  Pre-law degree - Freshman  First me Steve Ballmer, current CEO of Microsoft

10  Left out from Harvard in his junior year without graduating  Wanted to spend more time on software programming and development “I loved my years at college and, in many respects, I regretted leaving. I did it only because I had an idea – founding the first microcomputer software company – that couldn’t wait.”

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12  In November 1975, Gates and Paul Allen introduced the gigantic name: “Microsoft”  Found a basic operating system called DOS with the blend of BASIC “I can visualize the source code to the vision of BASIC that I wrote for the first microcomputer, back in That was the programming code that got Microsoft started, so maybe it’s no surprise that I can still see every detail of the first page, the second page, the third page – as if they were in front of me.”

13  Gates was 25 years old and Microsoft had only 32 employees  In 1980, signed a contract with International Business Machines (IBM) to develop an operating system for its personal computers  Hereafter many computer makers used DOS and Microsoft became a success

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15  On January 1, 1994 Gates married Melinda French

16  Total estimated value of the land and building is $125

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18  In 1999, Gates published a book  Consisting of the solutions for business problems through the computer technology  Issued in 25 languages and available in more than 60 countries

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20  Establish a charitable services foundation in 2000  Objective – granting funds for college scholarships for under-represented minorities, AIDS prevention, diseases prevention in developing countries, and other causes  $219 million to the University of Cambridge for scholarships  $1 billion to the United Negro college fund  $3.6 billion for world health  More than $477 million to community projects

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22  The world’s richest person till 2007 for 13 consecutive years  The latest major innovation- Windows VISTAWindows VISTA  The end of year 2007, Microsoft had revenues of US$ million and more than employee in all over the world  On June 15, 2006, Gates declared that he would be step away from Microsoft’s domestic management operations  He wants to dedicate his time on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation projects

23  1955William Henry Gates was born  1967Enrolled in the Lakeside School in Seattle  1973Enrolled in Harvard University  1975Bill Gates and Paul G. Allen wrote the first software language for a personal computer, and established Microsoft  1978Microsoft established an international sales office in Japan  1986Gates became a billionaire, at 31 years of age, the youngest person to do so  1994Gates and Melinda French were married  1995The world’s richest person - $12.9 billion

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