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Success Story of Bill Gates And How He Changed World?

Bill Gates, one of the most influential person who didn't just became billionaire at the age of 31 but also, best-known as entrepreneur of the personal computer revolution. There is hardly anyone who has not heard of Microsoft. Microsoft has always been one of the top technology companies in the world. It has brought the change in software technology for better.





Bill Gates, full name (William Henry Gates 3) was born on 28th October 1955 in Seattle in the United States of America.  He was the second child among two other siblings. His father, William Gates 2 was an advocate by profession and mother, Mary Gates was a school teacher. It is through his parents that he ingrained a strong work ethics and competitive skills. As a young child, he liked board games, especially Risk and Monopoly. Bills fascination with computers started from a very young age. Gates attended Lakeside school,  a private school that catered to Seattle's elite and was one of the very few schools that had a computer lab available for students to use. It was at this school that he became friend with fellow student, Paul Allen.

During Gates senior year at Lakeside, he received a call from defense contractor TRW Inc., inviting him to interview for a job debugging software TRW was developing for the Bonneville Power Administration. Gates called Allen, and the two headed for Vancouver, Washington. They both were offered jobs at $165 a week. Gates received a leave of absence from Lakeside whereas Allen dropped out of Washington State University and they rented an apartment together.

Later in 1973, Gates returned to Seattle to complete his senior year at Lakeside and he joined Harvard University. Shortly after arriving at Harvard, he realized that this university has more of a students who are good in mathematics and other skills and not much interest was given to programming and computer skills. This led him to lose interest in studies. Soon Gates along with Paul began interviewing with tech companies and got selected at Honeywell. Allen took the job whereas Gates opted to remain in school.
Gates had a desire to be a pioneer of the era of personal computing revolution. Therefore, he finally left Harvard to pursue his passion. That's when he along with his friend Allen formed a partnership they called "Microsoft".

In November 1980, IBM - a technological giant back then, known for Personal computers was looking for software that would operate their upcoming personal computer (PC) and approached Microsoft. Gates convinced them that he and his company will complete their requirements. Gates invented an operating system and sold the same to them. This deal with IBM launched a period of spectacular growth for Microsoft. Bill Gates didn't just became a billionaire overnight but also Microsoft was identified as being very influential on the new computer. In July 1981, Microsoft became a corporation and Gates became the president and board chairman. Gates personally reviewed every line of code the company shipped, often rewriting code himself when he felt it necessary.

In 1983 Gates announced an advertising campaign that a new Microsoft operating system was about to be developed that would use a graphic interface. It was to be called "Windows" and would be compatible with all PC software products developed on the MS-DOS system. Nearly two years after his announcement, Gates and Microsoft launched Windows.

He continued working years for Microsoft and finally in February 2014, he retired and stepped down as chairman of Microsoft. However, he has remained on the board and served as Technology Advisor. Along with his wife, he founded a charity with the name Bill & Melinda Gates. This organization have been named the most generous philanthropists in the US. Through this charity he donated over $28 billion, the largest volume of philanthropy ever.

He expected everyone in the company to have the same dedication. His confrontational management style became legend, as he would challenge employees and their ideas to keep the creative process going. An unprepared presenter could often hear, "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!" from Gates.


His passion towards achieving his dream inspire many entrepreneurs to follow him. His ideas influence many to change their outlook towards success and make them believe in that if you want to achieve then no one can stop you from getting success.



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