40 years Bill Gates changed the world with Microsoft

Tram Ho

On March 13, Bill Gates announced he was leaving the Microsoft Board of Directors to devote more time to philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates was born on February 28 , 1955 in Seattle, Washington. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a teacher, so from an early age he enjoyed arguing but was also very intelligent. He read the entire World Book Encyclopedia when he was a teenager. Photo: Gentleman’s Journal.
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In 1973 , Gates passed the top of Harvard University after graduating from Lakeside High School (Seattle) with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen . However, only two years later (1975), Bill Gates dropped out of school to focus on research and development with Paul Allen. In 1979, Gates and Allen moved Microsoft to their hometown of Seattle, set up their first store outside of Bellevue and then moved to Redmond. Photo: Seattle Times files.
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In 1987 , at the age of 31, Bill Gates became a billionaire and only 3 years later (1990), Microsoft became the first software company with a turnover of 1 billion USD . That success came just 2 years after Microsoft released the first version of Windows MS-DOS. First time users can use the mouse to access windows instead of cumbersome commands. In 1986, Microsoft caught the attention of the media and investors when it first issued securities (IPO). Photo: NPR.
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In July 1995 , Gates became the richest person in the world, with an estimated fortune of $ 12.9 billion and continued to hold this position for many years thereafter. Also in the summer of 1995, Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer as part of the popular Windows 95 operating system. Road Ahead, Gates’ book on visions for the digital future, then continued to lead the sales list. ran the New York Times for seven consecutive weeks. Photo: Microsoft.
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