Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III was born on October 28, 1955, He is generally known as Bill Gates. He is the co-founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest persons in the world. He was born in Seattle, Washington. His father's name was William H. Gates, a senior corporate lawyer and his mother was Mary Maxwell Gates, board member of First Interstate Bank, Pacific Northwest Bell, and the national board of United Way. Bill Gates did his schooling from Lakeside School Seattle's, most elite preparatory school, where he was able to build up his programming skills on the school's minicomputer. Afterward, he went to study at Harvard University but dropped out soon without a graduation degree in order to pursue his career in software development.

Bill Gates got married to Melinda French on January 1, 1994. They have three children, Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, and Phoebe Adele Gates. They live in a very big use on the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington. The house has a large private library with an arched reading room. In 1975, Gates and Allen co-founded Microsoft Corporation to sell their version of BASIC, called Microsoft BASIC. It was the main interpreted computer language of the MS-DOS operating system and was way too early for profits. Gates licensed MS-DOS to IBM, which he had got from a local computer manufacturer. The story of how Microsoft acquired the original system (QDOS) has inspired much folklore.

In the mid-1980s, Gates became excited about the possibilities of the compact disc for storage and sponsored the publication of the book CD-ROM. In the late 1980s, Microsoft and IBM joined together in the development of a more advanced operating system, OS/2. As the project progressed, Gates saw friction with IBM over the system's design hardware support and user interface. Ultimately, he thought that IBM wanted to marginalize Microsoft from having any input in OS/2's development. On May 16, 1991, Gates announced to Microsoft employees that the OS/2 partnership was over and Microsoft would henceforth focus its platform efforts on Windows and the NT kernel. In the later years, OS/2 fell to the side and Windows became the favored PC platform. Some years later, Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser displaced Netscape's Navigator, in a turn of events that took many to Microsoft's inclusion of Internet Explorer in Windows at no extra charge.

Bill Gates is an architect of Microsoft's product strategy; he has quickly broadened the company's variety of products that have obtained an important place in the world.

With his wife, he founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization, the largest single donation ever run by living individuals. He has donated more than 100 million dollars to help kids suffering from AIDS.