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Entrepreneur Bill Gates founded the world's largest software business, Microsoft, with Paul Allen and became one of the richest men in the world.

NAME                     :-William Henry Gates III
OCCUPATION       : -Entrepreneur
BIRTH DATE         :- October 28, 1955 (Age: 57)
EDUCATION         :- Lakeside School, Harvard College
PLACE OF BIRTH: -Seattle, Washington
NICKNAME         :-Trey
HEIGHT                :-5' 10" (1.78 m)


      Bill Gates was born as William Henry Gates III on 28th October 1955, in Seattle (Unites States). One of the three children of William Henry Gates II, a Seattle attorney, he was also the only son. His mother, late Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, Regent of University of Washington, and Chairwoman of United Way International. He spent his childhood in Seattle and attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. It was there that he started developing an interest in software. Bill Gates was only 13 when he began programming computers.

1.  1955 William Henry Gates III was born to William H. and Mary Maxwell Gates on October 28 shortly after 9 PM in Seattle Washington.

2.  1967 William (Bill) Gates enrolled in the Lakeside School in Seattle.

3.  1968 Lakeside School Mother’s Club gave the school a Digital training terminal, linked by telephone to a local computing company.

4.  1972 Bill Gates was a congressional page during the summer.

5.  1973 Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside High School and enrolled in Harvard University, where he majored in pre-law.

6.  1974 The MITS Altair kit computer, mostly for electronic hobbyists, went on sale for $397.

7.   1974 (April 14) Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed Micro-soft.

8.  1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen wrote the first language for a personal computer.

9. 1976 Gates wrote his famous "Open Letter to Hobbyists", accusing them of software piracy.

10.1977 Micro-Soft owned rights to BASIC after a lawsuit with  MITS.

11.1977 Micro-Soft released FORTRAN.

12.1978 Micro-Soft opened an office in Japan.

13.1979 Micro-Soft became Microsoft.

14. 1979 Gates moved back to Seattle.

15.1980 Microsoft provided DOS to IBM for use on the IBM PC.  
      MS-DOS becamse the key to  Microsoft’s success.

16.1981 (June 25) Microsoft was incorporated with Bill Gates as Chairman and CEO.

17.1985 Bill Gates gave keynote address at Comdex.

18.1985 Microsoft introduced Windows 1.0.

19.1986 Bill Gates became a billionaire at 31 years of age, the youngest person to ever do so.

20.1990 Microsoft released Windows 3.0.

21.1990 Microsoft sales topped $1 billion for the first time.

22.1993 Bill Gates received the National Medal of Technology from President Bush.

23.1994 Bill Gates and Melinda French married in Hawaii on New Years Day.

24.1994 Bill Gates became the wealthiest person in America.

25. 1994 Mary Gates died of breast cancer.

26. 1995 Microsoft released Windows 95.

27. 1995 Bill Gates became the wealthiest private individual.

28. 1995 Bill Gates was voted "most respected CEO" in Industry Week survey.

29.1996 Internet browser war began between Microsoft and Netscape

30.1996 Bill Gates dropped to second wealthiest individual in the world.

31.1996 Jennifer Katharine Gates was born on April 26.

32.1997 Bill Gates sold 340,000 shares of Microsoft for $39,142,500.

33.1998 Bill, Melinda, and Jennifer Gates moved into their new 
     multi-million house in Medina,  Washington.

34.1998 Microsoft released Windows 98.

35.1998 Gates and Allen sold $570 million of Microsoft to diversify.

36.2000 Microsoft released Windows 2000 and Windows Me (Millennium Edition).