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Bill Gates an American businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and programmer was born on October 28, 1955. Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975. During his career span, he was the Chairman, CEO and then the chief software architect of the company. Until May 2014 he was also the largest shareholder of the company.
Bill Gates was in eighth grade at Lakeside School when the Mothers Club at the school bought a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and block of computer time on a General Electric computer for the students. Gates got interested in programming the GE system in BASIC and got excused from math classes to pursue it. Gates completed his graduation in 1973 and took admission in the Harvard College.
Gates contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry System(MITS) after reading the January 1975 Popular electronics that demonstrated the Altair 8800, to inform that he and some others were working on a BASIC interpreter for the platform. They wanted to know that whether MITS was interested or not.
In 2013, Gates was the words highest earning billionaire. His property Increased by US$15.8 to US$78.5 billion. Gates was mentioned in the Forbes list as world’s wealthiest person from 1995 to 2007 and in 2009. His wealth doubled from US$40 billion to US$82 billion from 2009 to 2014. His wealth increased by US$15 billion in 2013 and 2014 alone.