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Unite us on a journey with Bill Gates, from the day he was born, to be raised as the CEO of Microsoft and his legacy to mankind. Read today in our infographic the Microsoft History from the beginning.

As a teenager I had the dream to work one day with Bill Gates. Well it never came true, but in many ways we learned a lot from Bill Gates and Microsoft.
Dieter Hovorka

CTO, Co-founder, Skillz Middle East

I see one parallel between Bill Gates and myself. I was living in the age of 13 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At this time my mathematics teacher discovered my affinity for computers, and I wrote my first ever program in basic. Would my mathematics teacher not have seen my passion around this area, I might have pursued my second passion, playing football.

William Henry “Bill” Gates III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington.

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows.

The journey of Bill Gates begins with his school time when he meets his friend Paul Allen. While his junior time on Havard, he dropped out to found their first company. The journey continues with establishing a little later already the company Microsoft which was later formed to a Corporation.

The first international office was founded in Japan and was the same year when 1 Million Dollar on revenue was achieved. Windows was born in 1985 and the market saw to much macintosh parallels. Finally, in 1986 Microsoft went public with an IPO of $63 Million of capital gained.

Stations of the journey bring Bill Gates with Microsoft together with IBM, the ways of Steve Jobs (Apple) and Bill Gates crossed a couple of times. Finally, in the year 2008 Bill Gates retires as CEO from Microsoft and focuses on his charity work.

Read the full Microsoft History Infographic with the interesting milestones of “The History of Microsoft”, Apple, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Microsoft History - The History of Microsoft
Favorite Quotes:

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

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