3. Born October 28, 1955 to William H. Gates II & Mary
Grew up in Seattle, WA.
Father was a Seattle attorney
Mother was a schoolteacher, University of Washington
regent, & chairman of United Way International.
His real name is William H. Gates III.
4. William Henry "Bill" Gates, Sr. is a retired American
attorney and philanthropist and author of the book Showing
Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime. He is the
father of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. And his mother Mary
Melinda French Gates, is an American businessperson and
philanthropist. She is the wife of Bill Gates, and the co-
founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Three children's of bill gates name Jennifer Katharine gates,
Rory John gates, Phoebe Adele gates.
2 sisters- Kristi (older) and Libby (younger).
5. 1967 Bill Gates had a normal schooling at the
Lakeside private school.
Wrote his first computer program in 8th grade.
SAT score: 1590 out of 1600.
1973 He entered Harvard University but dropped
out in 1975 for the sake of building up the Software
6. Wrote his first computer program for playing tic tac
toe at the age of 13.
Developed a version of BASIC programming
language for the MITS Altair computer.
Launched Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul
Created software for personal computers.
7. Founded April 4 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
They developed a language for the Altair 8800,
called Altair BASIC.
This code was distributed with the Altair 8800
system, making it Microsoft's first distributed code
in companies such as Commodore, Texas
8. IBM approached Microsoft in July 1980 regarding its
upcoming personal computer.
Gates referred them to Digital Research for the OS
needed by IBM.
IBM's discussions with Digital Research went poorly,
and they did not reach a licensing agreement.
A few weeks later Gates proposed using 86-DOS an
operating system similar to CP/M that Tim
Paterson of Seattle Computer Products (SCP) had
made for hardware similar to the PC.
9. Chairman of Microsoft Corp.
Has brought the company to continually advance
and improve software technology.
He has made it easier, more cost-effective and more
enjoyable to use computers.
Microsoft is now the worldwide leader in software,
services, and solutions that help people and
businesses reach full potential.
10. U.S. National Medal of Technology, 1993
Chief Executive of the Year, Chief Executive, 1994
President's Medal of Leadership Award, New York
Institute of Technology, 1995
Louis Braille Gold Medal, Canadian National
Institute for the Blind, 2002
Knight Commander of the Order of the British
11. $29 billion endowment, gives more than $1 billion to
improve global health & learning.
Funds for minority college students, AIDS, Polio and other
Global Polio Eradication pledge $720 million dollars
Pledge by Warren Buffet & Mark Zukerberg to give half of
their wealth towards charity.