Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and one of the world’s most notable men, was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. Bill Gates is one of the most inspiring figures in history, with a life filled with accomplishments. Bill Gates is an American programmer, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who co-founded Microsoft, the world’s leading software firm. He has an estimated net worth of $90.6 billion.

Bill Gates’ enthusiasm for computers fuelled his desire to learn more about their operating systems, and he worked for his school to identify computer problems. He co-founded the company with his classmate Paul Allen, grew it to enormous proportions, had the audacity to dream of “placing a computer on each desk” and was fortunate enough to see his ambition realised during his lifetime.

In the process, Gates managed to develop not just a firm, but an entire industry, which we now refer to as “software.” He also ushered in the third wave of computing, which encompassed the mainframe, minicomputer, and personal computing eras.

Microsoft, Bill Gates’ primary creation, had $51 billion in sales and 78,000 people in nearly 100 countries as of June 2007. Microsoft’s Windows and Office run on about 90% of the world’s estimated 1 billion computers (desktop and laptop). Microsoft entered the mainstream of software with the release of Windows on November 20, 1985. On the day of the launch of Windows 95 on August 25, the company introduced a $1 billion marketing bombardment.

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