08 November 2008

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Know about Bill Gates -

Know about Bill Gates -
William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955), is an American business magnate, philanthropist, the world's third richest person (as of February 8, 2008), and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. Gates was the richest person in the world for 15 consecutive years.
Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as a part-time, non-executive chairman.
On January 1, 1994, Bill Gates married Melinda French Gates. They have three children.
Bill gates childhood - he started his career at the age of 13,he learned Basic language in there school .he and other students sought time on systems including DEC PDP minicomputers. One of these systems was a PDP-10 belonging to Computer Center Corporation (CCC), which banned four Lakeside students—Gates, Paul Allen, Ric Weiland, and Kent Evans—for the summer after it caught them exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time.At the end of the ban, the four students offered to find bugs in CCC's software in exchange for computer time.
At age 17, Gates formed a venture with Allen, called Traf-O-Data, to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor.
Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973. He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and subsequently enrolled at Harvard College in the fall of 1973.
In 1974, Bill discovered that the Altair 8080 was being built to introduce computers to the public. Bill called the company that manufactured the device, MITS, and told them that he and Paul Allen had developed a version of the BASIC programming language that could be used on the Altair (which was a lie). The company showed interest and the two began actually writing the software, finishing it in about eight weeks. The two went to MITS and tested the software for the first time on a real Altair, observing that it worked perfectly. MITS bought the rights to the software for a tidy sum and Bill and Paul finally decided to start their own company.Bill left Harvard in 1975 to start Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen.on November 26, 1976, the trade name "Microsoft" was registered with the USPTO.
In 1981, they purchased the SCP-DOS operating system from a company called Seattle Computer Products and modified the software to become MS-DOS. Microsoft made a deal with IBM to develop software for a line of personal computers and MS-DOS was shipped on all IBM computers. By 1983, Microsoft had developed a more graphical operating system, which they called Windows, which supported usage of a mouse. Many say that Bill Gates stole the idea for a graphical operating system and the mouse from Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, who stole the idea from Xerox.
in other words we can say they got inspired from each other like our bollywood gets inspired from hollywood.
In 1986, Microsoft became a publicly traded company and many investors jumped on the boat in anticipation of the growing computer market. The IPO price was $21 per share and Bill became a millionaire that same day.
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 operated charitable foundation in the world.
As of 2007 Bill and Melinda Gates were the second most generous philanthropist in America, having given over $28 billion to charity.Time magazine collectively named Gates, his wife Melinda and alternative rock band U2's lead singer Bono as the 2005 Persons of the Year for their humanitarian efforts.
Bill gates and melinda foundation is helping,spending lot of money in india for social cause also. while i was writing this topic just got news that bill and melinda gates visted red light area in pune city .
india i am trying to find our indian bill gates , if you know please let me know ?i know from india many peopel are mentioned in worlds rich list ? dont know who is like bill gates ?do you know who is indian bill gates ?