Bill Gates


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to read was Gates by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews.
It was about how man named Bill Gates became the foundation of computing
industry and how he reinvented an industry- and made himself the richest man in
America.

William (Bill) Gates is the computer industry's youngest billionaire. As
president and CEO of Microsoft, he has made several important contributions to
the world of technology. Most people would probably picture him as being a
computer programmer but not with holding the position of chair and chief
executive officer (CEO) of a corporation. Actually, Bill Gates is both a
programmer and CEO. To talk about Bill Gates one has to talk about the history
of Microsoft.

Gates' family was financially well off. His father, William H. Gates II, is a
prominent attorney. His mother, Mary, is the director of First Interstate Bank.
Early on in life, Gates' parents placed him into Lakeside, an academically
challenging private school. While at Lakeside, Gates met his close friend ...

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software development group, which proved to be a
very valuable experience for both Allen and Gates. Then in 1973 Gates started
at Harvard University, in Massachusetts.

In December 1974, Paul Allen, the other brain behind Microsoft, saw an article
in Popular Electronics describing the Mango Information Technology Systems
(MITS) Altair 8800, a home computer kit costing four hundred dollars. This
"magazine article...would charge their lives and, ultimately, just about
everybody else's". At that time, Gates and Allen contacted MITS to let them know
they had a form of the computer language, called Basic, for the Altair 8800. A
few months later, the Basic language for the Altair was finished, ...

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