One of the well-known and highly influential technology companies that
introduced the world’s largest personal computer software named Microsoft
stands one of the most leading vendors in the market. Founded by Bill Gates,
in 2014, he acquired the position of the largest shareholder of Microsoft.
Being an extraordinary ideation, he was recognized as the wealthiest people
of the world at the age of 32. Showing consistency towards the development
of Microsoft, he became the richest man in the year of 1995 and continued
being the same till 2014.
The pioneer of Microsoft, Bill Gates, was born on Oct. 28, 1955, in Seattle,
Washington. Being a tech-savvy, he created his first software program at the
age of 13 in his high school days with his childhood friend Paul Allen. His
friend Paul Allen brought life to the code and computerized their school’s
payroll system. In 1975, Gates joined Allen, who was working as a
programmer for Honeywell in Boston. They worked on writing software for
the first microcomputers and later for personal computers.
On establishing a promising milestone on creating software language for
personal computers, Gates left Harvard in the middle of junior year; Allen
moved to New Mexico. They settled down the plan to develop software for
the emerging personal computer market. Later in no time, Microsoft was
recognized by the huge brands with its computer operating systems.
Perils of Success
In the year 2000, Bill Gates decided to step down from the position of CEO
and handle the new responsibility of a chief software architect. Later in
2008, Gates quit his routine job at Microsoft and climbed the upfront role of
Chairman till 2014. In believing the sky is not the limit, he decided to
provide the opportunity of his new heights, and he began serving as a
“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most
empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication,
they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.” – Bill