Who is the richest man in the world and what he made his money? At this point, in the middle of 2013, the list of the richest people in the world headed by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation. Bill Gates’ personal fortune estimated at 72.7 billion U.S. dollars. It’s about 10 billion more than in the past, in 2012.
Bill Gates’ name is inextricably linked with Microsoft, whose story begins in the distant, 1975. That year, fellow students from Harvard, Bill Gates and Paul Allen learned about the Altair 8800 computer, and then worked for him interpreter Basic. About a month later, an agreement was signed between the company produces computers and Altair young programmers, the use of development Gates and Allen in the software for the Altair. Paul Allen (21 January 1953), just two years older than Bill Gates (28 October 1955), but looking at an old photograph, you would think that it shows the father and son.
In 1983, Paul Allen left Microsoft, retaining a stake and a board seat. The fact that Allen did not want all of his life energy to give the development of Microsoft, while Gates was and is a fan of his brainchild. We have to admit the fact that, as a rule, the fans of the business achieve outstanding results.
Currently, software products from Microsoft, known anyone to IBM compatible PC. The best-known developments of Microsoft are Windows operating systems and office suite Microsoft Office.
The activity is not limited to Microsoft software. For example, the company manufactures laptops, keyboards and webcams. The text of this article typed on the keyboard Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000, and on my monitor is attached Webcam Microsoft LifeCam VX-800.
Notebooks — a new direction of Microsoft Corporation. As recently went on sale laptops Microsoft Surface.
Interesting facts associated with Bill Gates
- Gates was in a privileged school in Seattle. Received the highest marks in mathematics. As for the humanities, he did not pay them much attention. Computer craze was so strong that once parents Gates had to lead him to a psychiatrist and leave without a computer for the summer;
- Gates did not graduate from Harvard University, as threw him two years after the start of study;
- June 7, 2007, Bill Gates gave a lecture to the 15,000 students at Harvard University. After the lecture, the head of Microsoft was awarded a diploma from the university. Thus, Gates received the coveted «crust» after almost three decades after being expelled from Harvard;
- Bill Gates planned that in 30 years will become a millionaire, as a result, at age 31, he became a billionaire;
- According to Internet sources, Bill Gates earns in a minute 6659 dollars;
- Cabinet Foreign Secretary Gates said the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire;
- In honor of Bill Gates called the fly — Eristalis gatesi;
- In 2005, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have been named Persons of the Year.
It seems life of Bill Gates failed, but there will always be envious or idiots who reminded that you need to pay for popularity. February 4, 1998 in Brussels, at the time of entry into a government building, Gates launched a cake someone Noel Godin — small dirty dog.
Smart House Bill Gates
Real Estate Bill Gates, worth more than 100 million dollrov, located on the shore of Lake Washington. House at the Gates daunting, but «smart» — it all automatically controlled from the lighting to the security system.
I was unable to find on the internet quality photos at home indoor unit, apparently, Gates did not particularly welcomes guests with cameras.
The family of Bill Gates
The photo below is not the first freshness, Gates was captured with his wife and children.
The oldest child in the family is Jennifer. Some spiteful critics call it «the best product of Microsoft» 🙂
Activities of Bill Gates is now
Over the years, Bill Gates led Microsoft, but in 2008 he decided to leave the post. At this point in time, Bill Gates is chairman of Microsoft, with no executive powers. All Gates has concentrated its efforts on giving.
On one of the English-language sites, I came across information that a year Bill Gates spends on charity more than 1 billion U.S. dollars.