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Bill Gates: Scientist, Author and Innovator.
The article below takes you into the life of Bill Gates. Bill Gates was the cofounder of the biggest software company in the world; Microsoft. Scientists all over the world use Gates' technology to fuel research and explanations for the natural and artificial world. Without Gates our life today would be very different. He created one of the most influential milestones in science today, the creation of computers was big but creating a way people can use and learn from computers was even bigger. Without Bill Gates scientific records, data and studies would not be easily accessible, it is with this accessibility that allows scientist today make more advices in technology and discovering our world.
Bill Gates is one of the worlds most innovative minds. The founder of Microsoft was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He grew up in Seattle and was the son of a lawyer and school teacher. Gates was one of 3 children, he had two sisters, Libby and Kristianne. At 13, the middle class boy attended the prestigious Lakeside School. Lakeside was where Bill first found his interest in Computers. Later in life Gates studied at Harvard University, in his Junior year Gates dropped out to start Microsoft Corporation, the largest computer software company in the entire world.
As An Adult
The success of windows and Microsoft made Bill Gates one of the Worlds Wealthiest people. From 1995 to 2007 and 2009 he was the wealthiest person in the entire world. With a net worth of 53 billion dollars, Bill Gates decide to use his wealth to help the world. He started the
Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
This foundation's aim was
"to bring innovations in health and learning to the global community."
His mark on Microsoft
Gates spent his 20's and 30's advancing this technology. When Gates launched Windows in 1985, he stated the mission of Microsoft was "
To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential."
In 2000 Gates resigned as CEO of Microsoft but still remained chairman and Chief Software Architect. in 2006 he worked full time at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, he only worked part time at Microsoft. In 2008 he finished his last day of work at Microsoft and is now the non-executive chairman.
Life for years to come
As time passed Gates became a husband to Melinda Gates and became a father of three children. Currently Bill lives in Washington with his wife and kids. Him and his wife still run the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and also seek to help the global community. In his free time Bill enjoys golf, reading, and playing bridge. Seeking retirement Gates is full of wisdom, he said
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
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