Bill Gates

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  • Bill Gates was born

    Bill Gates was born
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  • At the age of 15...

    At the age of 15...
    Bill Gates went into business with his pal, Paul Allen. They developed "Traf-o-Data," a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle, and netted $20,000 for their efforts.
  • Bill Gates founded Microsoft

    Bill Gates founded Microsoft
  • Gates placed himself as head of Microsoft

    Gates placed himself as head of Microsoft
    Microsoft grossed $2.5 million in 1978. Gates was only 23.
  • Gates and Allen...

    Gates and Allen...
    incorporated Microsoft, and Gates was appointed president and chairman of the board. Allen was named executive vice-president.
  • Microsoft...

    Microsoft...
    was going global with offices in Great Britain and Japan, and with 30 percent of the world's computers running on its software.
  • Bill Gates and Microsoft launched Windows

    Bill Gates and Microsoft launched Windows
    The release was nearly two years after his announcement.
  • Microsoft Office Is Announced

    Microsoft Office Is Announced
    Microsoft Office Office is reportedly the most used word processing software being used by over a billion people.
  • Bill Gates Steps Down...

    Bill Gates Steps Down...
    Bill Gates stepped down from the day-to-day operations of Microsoft in 2000, turning over the job of CEO to college friend Steve Ballmer who had been with Microsoft since 1980.
  • Bill Gates last day...

    Bill Gates last day...
    Bill Gates last full day at Microsoft