4. Bill Gates is
An American business
A computer programmer
A famous philanthropist
A former chief executive
A current chairman
A Wealthiest overall
from 1995 to 2009
6. At a glance Bill Gates
Born : October 28, 1955 (age 56)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Residence : Medina, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater: Harvard University (dropped out); Co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft
Occupation : Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CEO of Cascade Investment 6100
Chairman of Corbis crore
Years active: 1975–present
Net worth : US$ 61 billion (2012)
Board member of : Berkshire Hathaway
Religion : None (Agnostic)
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Parents : William H. Gates, Sr.
Mary Maxwell Gates
Signature: Bill Gates
Website: Bill Gates
9. Former CEO of Microsoft Present CEO of Microsoft
Chairman of the Microsoft
Bill Gates was born in October
28th, 1955 in Seattle,
Washington, United State.
Henry William Gates II
11. Early life
Bill’s father was a prominent
His mother served on the
board of directors
he enrolled in the lakeside
school at the age 13.
The arrangement with CCC
Bill wrote program
12. • Gates did not have a definite
study plan while a student at
Harvard and spent a lot of time
using the school's computers.
Gates remained in contact with
Paul Allen, and he joined him at
Honeywell during the summer of
1974. The following year saw
the release of the
MITS Altair 8800 based on the
Intel 8080 CPU, and Gates and
Allen saw this as the opportunity
to start their own computer
software company. He had
talked this decision over with his
parents, who were supportive of
him after seeing how much Gates
wanted to start a company.
13. Amazing ability
• Bill was very bored at school
and his parents knew it so
they were always trying to
feed him more information
to keep him busy. Bills
parents finally decided to
put him in a private school
where he would be
challenged more. The
Lakeside private school had
just bought a new computer
when Bill arrived and he was
immediately hooked. Within
a week he had surpassed the
knowledge of the computer
teacher at Lakeside
14. The Poker Room in Currier House at Harvard University, in which Bill Gates and
Steve Ballmer formed Microsoft
l Ga All
His school time with his friend “Paul Allen”.
18. He wrote his first computer program when he was 13 years old.
It was a program to play farmer chess on. The computer he used
was big, heavy, slow and and he was totally obsessed. The
computer did not have a screen, so they made their move, and
they ran over to a big printer and looked at the score or who had
won. If they did it on paper each move would take about 30 sec.
but on the computer it took almost all the eating time.
Bill had an amazing ability to cram the whole course in one night
before the exam
19. Gates took an interest in programming the GE system
in BASIC, and was excused from math classes to
pursue his interest. He wrote his first computer
program on this machine: an implementation of
tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against
the computer. Gates was fascinated by the machine
and how it would always execute software code
perfectly. One of these systems was a PDP-10
belonging to Computer Center Corporation (CCC),
20. How Bill Gates involved writing program?
22. . The following year, Information Sciences, Inc. hired the four
Lakeside students to write a payroll program in COBOL,
providing them computer time and royalties. After his
administrators became aware of his programming abilities,
Gates wrote the school's computer program to schedule
students in classes. He modified the code so that he was
placed in classes with mostly female students. He later stated
that "it was hard to tear myself away from a machine at
which I could so unambiguously demonstrate success." At
age 17, Gates formed a venture with Allen, called Traf-O-Data
, to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor.
In early 1973, Bill Gates served as a congressional page in the
U.S. House of Representatives.
23. In 1973,
Bill served as a congressional page
Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside High
And enrolled in Harvard University ,
Where he majored in Pre-Law.
He scored highest 1590 out of 1600
He met Steve Ballmer, Co-funder of Microsoft
MITS = Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems the
creators of the new microcomputer
Paul Allen was hired into MITS, and Gates took a leave of
absence from Harvard to work with Allen at MITS in
Albuquerque in November 1975. They named their
partnership "Micro-Soft" and had their first office located in
Albuquerque. Within a year, the hyphen was dropped, and
on November 26, 1976, the trade name "Microsoft" was
registered with the Office of the Secretary of the
State of New Mexico. Gates never returned to Harvard to
complete his studies.
25. In April 14th, 1974
Bill Gates along with
School friend Paul Allen
26. After a year,
In 1975 Gates and Allen from a
Like most starts-up, Microsoft
But has a huge version A
computer on every desktop
and in every home.
During the next years
Microsoft begins to change
the way we work.
27. Personal life
• Gates married Melinda
French on January 1,
1994. They have two
Jennifer Katharine Gates
(1996) and Phoebe
Adele (2002), and one
son, Rory John (1999).
28. IBM partnership
CP/M 86-DOS (QDOS)
Microsoft delivered it to IBM as PC-DOS in exchange for a
one-time fee of $50,000
Gates did not offer to transfer the copyright on the operating
system, because he believed that other hardware vendors
would clone IBM's system. They did, and the sales of
MS-DOS made Microsoft a major player in the industry.
He oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25,
1981, which re-incorporated the company in Washington
state and made Gates President of Microsoft and the
Chairman of the Board.
• He divided his responsibilities between two
successors, placing Ray Ozzie in charge of day-
to-day management and Craig Mundie in
charge of long-term product strategy.
30. In 1985, November 20, first retail version of Microsoft
In August, the company struck a deal with IBM to
develop a separate operating system called OS/2.
Relation with IBM deteriorated.
donor, a good
In 1994 sold some of his Microsoft stock to create the William H.
Gates Foundation. In 2000, Gates and his wife combined
three family foundations into one to create the charitable Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the largest
transparently operateAs of 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates were
the second-most generous philanthropists in America, having
given over $28 billion to charity. They plan to eventually give
95% of their wealth to charity.
1994 honoured as the twentieth Distinguished Fellow
1998 Top 50 cyber Elite
1999 Ranked number two in the upside Elite 100
2001 The Guardian as one of the "Top 100 influential people in media"
2004, 2005, Time magazine named Gates one of the 100 people who most
2006 influenced the 20th century
2005 Persons of the year
39. YEAR RECOGNITION
2005 honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
(KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II
2006 “Heroes of our time “
2009 awarded the 2010 Bower Award
2010 Silver Buffalo Award
2011 fifth most powerful person in the world
55. Rank Name Photo Net worth Business Citizenship
1 Carlos Slim $69 telecom Mexico
2 Bill Gates $61 Microsoft United
3 Warren $44 Berkshire United
Buffett Hathaway States
4 Bernard $41 LVMH France
5 Amancio $37.5 Zara Spain
“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look
“Don't compare yourself with anyone in this
world...if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest
source of learning.”
“It is fine to celebrate success but it is more
important to heed the lessons of failure.”