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degree in 2007) No.1 on “Forbes 400” list from 1973 to 2007 Author Of The Books : The Road ahead (1995) Business @ The Speed Of Thought (1999) Occupation: chairman of Microsoft Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Net worth: US $ 50 billion (2009) Spouse: Melinda Gates (1994- present) Children: Jennifer Katharine Gates Rory John Gates Phoebe Adele Gates.
Bill Gates Success Qualities 1. Workaholic :Bill Gates use to work very hard since his childhood. Bill Gates along with his friends use to work all night
besides the computer. Bill Gates , during his stay at Harvard sometimes used to sleep on the tables of the computer lab. Bill Gates was never absent from office during the early years of Microsoft. For years he slept for only six hours a day. Bill Gates even married in his 30s. Bill Gates is always conscious of his time. Having more time to work has been Bill Gates's wish for many years.Bill Gates success can be attributed most to this quality. Bill Gates believes in the words of Thomas Edison - " Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
2. Ambitious :Bill was ambitious since his childhood. Gates always said that he could perform any task on which he applied his mind. At the age of fourteen Bill was confident that he could be a millionaire by the age of thirty. Gates still wants to achieve leadership in every thing he performs. Being ambitious is one of the greatest of Bill Gates Qualities
3. Entrepreneurship Skills :Bill had all the qualities of great entrepreneurs. He wanted to change the world. Bill was and still is financially very conservative. Bill had confidence in what he was doing. Gates is a perfect workaholic as mentioned above. He has a good brain for figures. He even has a good memory and aptitude for the learning. Bill Gates always learns from his past mistakes. He possesses a highly creative mind. He also devotes full concentration to his work.
4. Self Confidence :Bill always believed in himself and wasn't afraid of any body. Bill continually pursued his interest in computers despite the suggestions by the people to concentrate on his study. Gates was always confident of achieving success one day. Bill Gates took on IBM at a stage when it was hundreds of times bigger than Microsoft.
Bill Gates still has confidence of coming unscathed from the recent Anti-trust case.
5. Technologist :Bill possessed a highly creative mind since his childhood. At the age of fourteen he learned BASIC. Bill has successfully learned the art of blending technology with the needs of the people. He is currently concentrating on this art in his present job as the Chief Software Architect and the Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation. 6. Good Manager :Bill has made it a point to constantly reinnovate the company on the basis of changing markets and superior management techniques . Microsoft has constantly been rated as one of the most admired companies. The concept of stock options owes a part of its popularity to their successful implementation at Microsoft. His company has enjoyed the current stock market boom thanks partly to his good management.
7. Excellent Sales Man :Bill is a master at making deals. He possesses superior bargaining skills. His life has been full of successful deals. He converted DOS into a hot selling product although Microsoft had bought it for just a few thousand dollars. Microsoft list of successful products is nearly endless, this fact partly owes itself to him.
8. Successfully predicting future trends :Bill successfully predicted future trends and positioned the products of the company in such a manner that they became instant hits. Although he has his fare share of failures but even when he fails in his predictions he doesn't give up.
Honors and awards
1) Worlds Richest Person (1996-2007) (2009) 2) Time Person of the year in 2005.
2-03-2005 Bill Gates knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the British economy. His titel will be 'Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire'. Thoug he is not allowed to call himself 'Sir' because of his USA citizenship but may suffix his name with KBE. Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, has chosen Interactive Saudi Arabia Ltd., an Economic Offset Program Company, as the fastest growing partner for the year 2006. Mr. Gates handed over the Certificate of Excellence to Mr. Basel Al Jabr, Interactive’s President, during the first annual Global Conference on Competitiveness held in Riyadh recently. Bill Gates receives Innovator of the Year Award 2006: Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates shares his perspectives on technology and the industry's future in the March/April edition of CE Vision magazine, the flagship publication of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). After granting the exclusive interview with CE Vision, Gates was on hand to accept the Innovator of the Year Award at CEA's Second Annual Digital Patriots Dinner held in Washington, D.C. on March 15. The award was given in recognition of Gates' success in revolutionizing the way personal computers and Microsoft software now fit in to everyday life. In his exclusive interview with CE Vision, Gates shares his views on the digital lifestyle. UK's Cambridge awards Bill Gates honorary degree Billionaire Bill Gates has picked up an honorary degree from Britain's Cambridge University. LONDON — Billionaire Bill Gates has picked up an honorary degree from Britain's Cambridge University. The university bestowed degrees on both the Microsoft founder and his wife, Melinda, on Friday.
Both head the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which donates money to global health and development initiatives as well as education programs in the United States. Cambridge made Gates a doctor of law, the same degree given to his wife. They previously helped set up a fund to help pay for overseas graduate students to attend the university.
ACHIEVEMENTS 1. Inspiring the era of the home computer During the late 1960s, Bill Gates and his school friend Paul Allen learnt the BASIC programming language whilst studying at Lakeside School in Seattle. BASIC's popularity stemmed from the fact that it was simple to use for beginners, but had functionality that could be stretched by advanced coders. While BASIC was designed in 1963, it wasn't until Gates and Allen produced a version for the Altair 8800 that it really started to fly. In 1975, the two sold the code to MITS for $3,000. BASIC sparked the home computing boom of the 1980s, appearing on the IBM PC, Commodore VIC-20, BBC Micro and the Apple II (to name but a few). 2. Commercialising the operating system Gates and Allen founded Microsoft in 1976. In 1980, the company inked a landmark deal with IBM to produce an operating system for its up-and-coming personal computer (PC). Microsoft bought 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products, a Disk Operating System designed for 8086-based computers. It used the 86-DOS code as the basis for IBM's first PC OS, which became known as PC-DOS. When clones of IBM's PC started to appear, Microsoft pushed their own version of PC-DOS, MS-DOS, to system builders.
3. Launching Windows 95 When you look back at the career of Bill Gates, it's easy to focus on Microsoft's biggest product – Windows. You can now find versions of Windows on around 90 per cent of the world's computers. It powers business servers, mobile phones, PDAs, cash machines, retail displays, set-top boxes and old Sega Dreamcast consoles. Windows is everywhere. Windows 95 was arguably the gamechanger. The original Windows 1.0 OS was a effectively a graphical version of MS-DOS, born to compete against the GUI on Apple's 'Lisa'. In comparison, Windows 95 was designed to replace MS-DOS and enabled revolutionary features such as multi-tasking and Plug and Play. 4. Becoming the richest man in the world Bill Gates became the richest man on the planet at the age of 39. He stayed at number one on the Forbes list of the World's Richest People until 2007. According to Wikipedia, Bill Gates was worth more than $101 billion in 1999; while Wired reports that, when Microsoft stock hit a high in 1996, Gates was earning $30 million a day. He's now third on the Forbes list (behind his friend Warren Buffet and Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu) with an estimated fortune of $58 billion. 5. Giving his money away As Bill Gates clocks out of his day job at Microsoft, the world will arguably be a better place for it. Inspired by the work of John D Rockefeller, Gates and his wife Melinda head up the charitable behemoth that is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2006, Warren Buffet gifted $31 billion to the Foundation, which already had over $30 billion of Gates' own money in its coffers. In
2007 alone, the Foundation spent over $2 billion on global education and health initiatives.
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