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What is entrepreneur? Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced. An entrepreneur supplies risk capital as a risk taker, and monitors and controls the business activities. The entrepreneur is usually a sole proprietor, a partner, or the one who owns the majority of shares in an incorporated venture. According to economist Joseph Aloes Schumpeter (1883-1950), entrepreneurs are not necessarily motivated by profit but regard it as a standard for measuring achievement or success. Schumpeter discovered that they Greatly value self-reliance, strive for distinction through excellence, are highly optimistic (otherwise nothing would be undertaken), and Always favor challenges of medium risk (neither too easy, nor ruinous). Characteristics of an entrepreneur There is no such thing as a typical entrepreneur. Some entrepreneurs are quiet and hard-working, while others are more outgoing and flamboyant. The key to being a successful entrepreneur lies in the ability to take an idea and then, through the process of innovation, develop it in such a way that it becomes a marketable product or service. Research indicates that there are a number of characteristics that are quite likely to be present in high-achieving entrepreneurs: The ability to learn from others – entrepreneurs tends to be good at networking. They benefit from being members of organization like the IET where they can learn best practice ideas from others. Self confidence – a belief in their own abilities and ideas. Being innovative/inventive – being able to generate ideas, either for new products/services or new ways of applying them.

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Analytical abilities – capable of researching and evaluating each aspect of the business. production.  He encourages and imbibes interest & curiosity in us to know more about the principles he uses to be successful. viable businesses. but also the detailed plans to achieve objectives (both thinking and doing).  He makes extensive use of technology in every aspect of his life. ensures ideas do not just remain as dreams but become real. The ability to make decisions and to take (considered) risks. The combination of many of these skills and qualities. Showing initiative – it is necessary to have not only the ideas for the business. Objective for selecting Bill Gates  He is one of the richest persons in the world. to marketing and sales. from development. through finance. A focus on results that ensures products are sold for a profit.     Self motivation and determination – the drive to keep going and see things through. with the right support. . His philanthropic activities show that he is working actively towards the betterment of the world.

the world’s largest personalcomputer software company. chief software architect. which he co-founded with Paul Allen. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect. He has also authored and co-authored several books. 2008. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. and Craig Mundie. and remains the largest individual shareholder. In June 2006. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie. an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts. established in 2000.About Bill Gates William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28. During his career at Microsoft. . Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavours. excluding 2008. in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009. He remains at Microsoft as nonexecutive chairman. Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. which have been considered anti-competitive.4 percent of the common stock. donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. with 6. In the later stages of his career. Gate’s last fulltime day at Microsoft was June 27. chief research and strategy officer. when he was ranked third. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics. Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work. 1955) is an American business magnate and philanthropist.

" After the Mothers Club donation was exhausted. His father was a prominent lawyer. and machine language. Gate’s parents had a law career in mind for him. his family regularly attended a Congregational church. Gates went to CCC's offices and studied source code for various programs that ran on the system.Early life:- Gates was born in Seattle. including programs in FORTRAN. "There was just something neat about the machine. When he was in the eighth grade. When Gates was young. He was the fourth of his name in his family. Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC. Gates has one elder sister. W. His ancestry includes English. and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate Bank System and the United Way. Sr. Maxwell. Gates was fascinated by the machine and how it would always execute software code perfectly. which banned four Lakeside students—Gates. Washington. an exclusive preparatory school. a national bank president. and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest. At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School. and Scots-Irish. He wrote his first computer program on this machine: an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer. Libby. to William H. Rather than use the system via Teletype. When he reflected back on that moment. Gates’ maternal grandfather was J. Ric Weiland. The . and one younger sister. and Mary Maxwell Gates. At the end of the ban. and Kent Evans—for the summer after it caught them exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time. One of these systems was a PDP10 belonging to Computer Centre Corporation (CCC). Paul Allen. Gates. but was known as William Gates III or "Trey" because his father had the "II" suffix. Early on in his life. he said. LISP. the Mothers Club at the school used proceeds from Lakeside School's rummage sale to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer for the school's students. Kristi. German. he and other students sought time on systems including DEC PDP minicomputers. the four students offered to find bugs in CCC's software in exchange for computer time.

The Gates family atmosphere was warm and close. In early 1973. Bill had a very close relationship with his mother. his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate Bank System and the United Way. hired the four Lakeside students to write a payroll program in COBOL.S. Gates. He later stated that "it was hard to tear myself away from a machine at which I could so unambiguously demonstrate success. His family was upper middle class. Inc. and Mary Maxwell Gates is his mother of English.arrangement with CCC continued until 1970. While at Harvard. German. Bill Gates served as a congressional page in the U. Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973. Gates formed a venture with Allen. Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13. He also relished in playing board games (Risk was his favorite) and excelled in Monopoly. Sr. After his administrators became aware of his programming abilities. Gates wrote the school's computer program to schedule students in classes. he met Steve Ballmer. called Traf-O-Data. The following year. to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor. Family background of bill gates:Gates was born in Seattle. Washington. House of Representatives. He modified the code so that he was placed in classes with mostly female students. Information Sciences." At age 17. who later succeeded Gates as CEO of Microsoft. and all three children were encouraged to be competitive and strive for excellence. his father was a prominent lawyer. who after a brief career as a teacher devoted her time to helping raise the children and working . He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT and enrolled at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973. Mary. There. His father was to William H. providing them computer time and royalties. when the company went out of business. Bill showed early signs of competitiveness when he coordinated family athletic games at their summer house on Puget Sound.

She also served on several corporate boards. among them First Interstate Bank in Seattle (founded by her grandfather). Warren Buffett met them there. Marriage Proposal: Bill proposed marriage to Melinda in 1993 when he "secretly diverted a chartered plane they were taking home from Palm Springs one Sunday night to land in Omaha. MARRIAGE LIFE:- How Bill and Melinda Met: Bill and Melinda met in 1987 at a Microsoft press event in Manhattan. New York. arranged to have a jewelry store open. .On civic affairs and with charities.

and is only 18 miles long and 13 miles wide. 29. 1994 on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. New Venture: At age 17. lots of white sand. Melinda. Wedding Date: Bill and Melinda were married on January 1. MITS Altair 8800 Computer with 8-inch (200 mm) floppy disk system . BILL GATES AS A TECHNICAL LEADER New Source-Code: Gates went to Computer Center Corporation ‘CCC’ and studied source code for various programs that ran on the system. The island has no stoplights.and helped them pick a ring. including programs in FORTRAN. has 47 miles of coastline. Gates formed a venture with ‘Allen’ called ‘Traf-O-Data’ to make traffic counters based on the ‘Intel 8008 processor’. and machine language. 38." Ages at Wedding: Bill. New Opportunity: the release of the ‘MITS Altair 8800’ based on the ‘Intel 8080 CPU’ facilitated them to go for new possibilities to open their own computer software company. LISP.

Paul Allen was hired into MITS. and on November 26. Microsoft's BASIC was popular with computer hobbyists. In reality.Gates & MITS linkage : Gates contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS). the creators of the new microcomputer. the trade name "Microsoft" was registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico. Gates contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS). the hyphen was dropped. and Gates took a leave of absence from Harvard to work with Allen at MITS in Albuquerque in November 1975. distribute. and maintain high-quality software without payment. the creators of the new microcomputer. to work with Allen at MITS in Albuquerque in November 1975 MICROSOFT After reading the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics that demonstrated the Altair 8800. Gates wrote an Open Letter to Hobbyists in the MITS newsletter saying that MITS could not continue to produce. The demonstration. and it continued to develop programming . MITS president Ed Robertsagreed to meet them for a demo. and Gates took a leave of absence from Harvard Univ. held at MITS's offices in Albuquerque was a success and resulted in a deal with MITS to distribute the interpreter as Altair BASIC. Gates never returned to Harvard to complete his studies. and over the course of a few weeks they developed an Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer. to inform them that he and others were working on a BASIC interpreter for the platform. Project Altair-BASIC : Paul Allen was hired into MITS. and then the BASIC interpreter. In February 1976. to inform them that he and others were working on a BASIC interpreter for the platform. they merely wanted to gauge MITS's interest. but Gates persisted in his belief that software developers should be able to demand payment. Gates and Allen did not have an Altair and had not written code for it. 1976. They named their partnership "Micro-Soft" and had their first office located in Albuquerque. Within a year. Microsoft became independent of MITS in late 1976. but Gates discovered that a pre-market copy had leaked into the community and was being widely copied and distributed. This letter was unpopular with many computer hobbyists.

Gates did not offer to transfer the copyright on the operating system. because he believed that other hardware vendors would clone IBM's system. with PC Magazineasking if Gates were "The Man Behind The Machine?" He oversaw Microsoft's company restructuring on June 25. the IBM PC. but continued to write code as well. 1979. which re-incorporated the company in Washington state and made Gates President of Microsoft and the Chairman of the Board. Microsoft made a deal with SCP to become the exclusive licensing agent. IBM representative Jack Sams mentioned the licensing difficulties during a subsequent meeting with Gates and told him to get an acceptable operating system. and later the full owner. After adapting the operating system for the PC. Washington on January 1.language software for various systems. In the first five years. IBM partnership IBM approached Microsoft in July 1980 regarding its upcoming personal computer. and often rewrote parts of it as he saw fit. all employees had broad responsibility for the company's business. Gates personally reviewed every line of code the company shipped. Gates oversaw the business details. an operating system similar to CP/M that Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer Products(SCP) had made for hardware similar to the PC. A few weeks later Gates proposed using 86-DOS (QDOS). 1981. Microsoft delivered it to IBM as PC-DOS in exchange for a one-time fee of $50. During Microsoft's early years. and they did not reach a licensing agreement. makers of the widely used CP/M operating system.000. and the sales of MS-DOS made Microsoft a major player in the industry. The computer company first proposed that Microsoft write the BASIC interpreter. They did. after the former rejected his loan application. of 86-DOS. . IBM's discussions with Digital Research went poorly. Despite IBM's name on the operating system the press quickly identified Microsoft as being very influential on the new computer. When IBM's representatives mentioned that they needed an operating system. Gates referred them to Digital Research (DRI). The company moved from Albuquerque to its new home in Bellevue.

and in August. we cannot survive in this competitive world without it. He is a simple man and slightly conservative in regards of money although he is one of the richest people of the world. It ended in 1991. when Gates led Microsoft to develop a version of OS/2 independently from IBM.Windows Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20. His hard work. He is able to run a successful and a profitable entrepreneurship for many years and even today. The success story of Bill Gates is highly motivating for all the upcoming entrepreneurs. BILL GATES AS A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR Gates is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the world. mounting creative differences caused the partnership to deteriorate. dedication and self-confidence helped him to earn everything he has. 1985. He has got the skills to identify the most suitable employee for recruitment. . Vision and dedication are the key factors of being a successful entrepreneur and these skills were present in Bill Gates from the beginning. So it can be concluded that Bill Gates is one of the ideal personalities of the world who has honestly contributed towards the world's success. the company struck a deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system called OS/2. Although the two companies successfully developed the first version of the new system. The youth can take inspirations from the life of Bill Gates. The success of Microsoft is the true example of the entrepreneurial skills of Bill Gates.

6. His title will be 'Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. approached him to be the Director of the company. they have received the award of 'Order of the Aztec Eagle' in Mexico.Achievements as a successful entrepreneur The list of achievements of Bill Gates is so long that a book can be written about it. Sunday Times included his name in its Power List in 1999. Some of his achievements are mentioned below: 1. He has received doctorates from various universities and institutes like Harvard University and The Royal Institute of Technology. Forbes Magazine listed his name in 'The World's Richest People' from the year 1995 to 2007. 4. In 2000 Gates resigns as CEO of Microsoft to spend more on software architecture and less with running the company . Time Magazine included his name in '100 most influential people of 20th century'. His name was continuously there from 2004 till 2006. 7. For this. 3. Berkshire Hathaway. In 2005. an investment company. 5.’ 2. Bill Gates knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the British economy. Bill Gates and his wife have done many generous works for the welfare of the society.

When Microsoft was started.” – Bill Gates This is one never mentioned secret of success. This was not just capitalizing on the knowledge but provide the best by understanding the need of the people.OTHER KEY LESSONS-BILL GATES “If you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. hard work is one of the main keys of success. we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes” – Bill Gates Bill Gates took up the responsibility of being the Chief Software Architect. Action is the key word. and he is focused towards his goals. In his college days. When he had several odds again him such as the American Law and several cases against him. For Bill Gates. he learns from his own mistakes. he is a creative person and. “Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software. When logic never drives us its emotions. most of all. Bill Gates as a small young boy never had anything to lose which he kept telling his good friend Paul Allen. Confidence: Bill Gates has always been a highly confident person. Bill Gates' Secrets of Success Hard work: Bill Gates is a hard worker since the beginning of his life. he used to work all night long on his computer. A Great . Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship is an integral part and is present in Bill Gates from the beginning. he still consistently took action by developing more software which the people wanted. He knows how to manage his work. Managerial Skills: The great managerial skills of Bill Gates helped Microsoft to be a successful company. Bill Gates was nurturing Microsoft by building a broad range of products. This made him a super star overnight. We must have take action. he always takes a keen interest in learning. He efficiently managed all the areas of the company which required his focus. He was always confident about his dream of becoming successful. Bill Gates used to sleep only for 6 hours in a day without skipping a single day of office.

He Had a Solid Team: “If we weren’t still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed. but also because of the strong team that stood behind him. From Microsoft’s inception. in every business and in every school. He Took a Long-Term Approach: “In the decade ahead I can predict that we will provide over twice the productivity improvement that we provided in the ‘90s.” he says. Microsoft succeeded not only because of Gates. Gates prioritized his team. And. Gates built his empire around this central vision and steered clear of all other distractions. “We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be. This bold statement captures Gates’ philosophy behind his entire business. As the company grew. He has constantly tried to keep his company at the . Microsoft has earned lots of success through this technical mind. he never once wavered from this dream. He has made lots of successful deals in his career. bringing in only trusted friends to help him get the company started. Gates dreamed of having a personal computer in every home. He Had A Vision: From day one. Never one to chase after instant success or an immediate pay-off.” said Gates. the vision continues today.Convincer: Bill Gates is gifted with great convincing skills. it would be easy to fall behind and become a mediocre company. Focusing on software as the means to popularize the PC. The deal with IBM was one of them. Technical Mind: Bill Gates is born with a highly technical bent of mind.” says Gates. Throughout his career. he insisted that they hire only the most capable young minds and strove to create a small and creative environment for them to thrive in. Gates began coding software with a view to the next fifty years. It is a gift of god to him.

as a struggling entrepreneur. as early as 1981 an industry executive complained in public that "Gates is notorious for not being reachable by phone and for not returning phone calls. he was known to remark sarcastically. he went through the same frustration." . He then became even more resolute and determined to see his vision realize. Gates was fully convinced. But. He Learned From Failure: In hindsight. He aggressively broadened the company's range of products. Management style : From Microsoft's founding in 1975 until 2006. He often interrupted presentations with such comments as. Gates met regularly with Microsoft's senior managers and program managers. when they met again a month later Gates "won or tied every game. hopefully. Gates’ early failures seem so miniscule that they are almost laughable. and wherever Microsoft achieved a dominant position he vigorously defended it." Another executive recalled that after he showed Gates a videogame and defeated him 35 of 37 times. confusion and despair that others in his situation also face. When subordinates appeared to be procrastinating.forefront of new technological developments by funding new research initiatives. "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!" and. What distinguishes Gates from the rest was his ability to rebound from his mistakes and take whatever lessons he could from them. He gained a reputation for being distant to others. That is a competitor. "Why don't you just give up your options and join the Peace Corps?" The target of his outburst then had to defend the proposal in detail until. He had studied the game until he solved it." As an executive. Gates’ long-term approach helped ensure Microsoft’s remarkable staying power. Firsthand accounts of these meetings describe him as verbally combative. berating managers for perceived holes in their business strategies or proposals that placed the company's long-term interests at risk. "I'll do it over the weekend. Gates had primary responsibility for the company's product strategy.

placing Ray Ozzie in charge of day-today management and Craig Mundie in charge of long-term product strategy. Gates was listed in the Sunday Times power list in 1999. He divided his responsibilities between two successors. as well as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004. in April 2007. Time magazine named Gates one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century. As the world's youngest self-made billionaire. just days before his 32nd birthday. On June 15. the Royal Institute of Technology. He has not officially been on a development team since working on the TRS-80 Model 100. Recognition In 1987. ranked number two in the Upside Elite 100 in 1999 and was included in The Guardian as one of the "Top 100 influential people in media" in 2001. he was an active software developer in the early years. named CEO of the year by Chief Executive Officers magazine in 1994. and 2006. in 2002. China. Stockholm. 2005. Gates was listed as a billionaire in the pages of Forbes' 400 Richest People in America issue. Gates announced that he would transition out of his day-to-day role over the next two years to dedicate more time to philanthropy. he was honored as the twentieth Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society.25 billion. Waseda University. Harvard University in June . Japan. Gates has received honorary doctorates from Nye rode Business Universities . The Netherlands. in 2000. he was worth $1. Beijing. In 2006. Time also collectively named Gates. In 1994. when he'd debuted on the list. Breakeven. in 2005. 2006. ranked number one in the "Top 50 Cyber Elite" by Time in 1998. particularly on the company's programming language products. but wrote code as late as 1989 that shipped in the company's products. Sweden.Gate’s role at Microsoft for most of its history was primarily a management and executive role. over $900 million more than he'd been worth the year before. However. he was voted eighth in the list of "Heroes of our time". Tsinghua University. Tokyo. his wife Melinda and U2's lead singer Bono as the 2005 Persons of the Year for their humanitarian efforts.

its highest award for adults. in addition to having entomologists name the Bill Gates flower fly. BILL GATES AS AN AUTHOR To date. Bill Gates was ranked as the fifth most powerful person in the world. and Cambridge University in June 2009. for his service to youth. Bill Gates has authored two books. written with Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold and journalist Peter Rinearson. He was also made an honorary trustee of Peking University in 2007. in his honor. Stockholm.2007. . particularly in Mexico. In October 2009. he and his wife were awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle for their philanthropic work around the world in the areas of health and education. Thought was published in 1999. it was announced that Gates will be awarded the 2010 Bower Award for Business Leadership of The Franklin Institute for his achievements in business and for his philanthropic work. In November 2006. Gates was also made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005. was published in November 1995. in January 2008. In 2011. The Road Ahead. In 2010 he was honored with the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America. and specifically in the program "Un país de lectores". according to rankings by Forbes magazine. including the 2010 documentary film Superman”. and shows how digital infrastructures and information networks can help getting an edge on the competition. Gates has appeared in a number of documentaries. and it summarized the implications of the personal computing revolution and described a future profoundly changed by the arrival of a global information superhighway. Eristalis gatesi. and the BBC documentary series The Virtual Revolution. and discusses how business and technology are integrated. the Karolinska Instituted.

Gates was prominently featured in Pirates of Silicon Valley. Rockefeller. BILL GATES AS A PHILANTHROPIST Gates began to appreciate the expectations others had of him when public opinion mounted suggesting that he could give more of his wealth to charity. In 2000. the foundation announced in 2007 a review of its investments. The foundation was at the same time criticized because it invests assets that it has not yet distributed with the exclusive goal of maximizing return on investment. As a result. Gates and his wife combined three family foundations into one to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. having given over $28 billion to charity. Bill and Melinda Gates were the second-most generous philanthropists in America. The foundation allows benefactors access to information regarding how its money is being spent. a 1999 film which chronicles the rise of Apple and Microsoft from the early 1970s to 1997. namely those global problems that are ignored by governments and other organizations. while using voting . which is the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world. Gates and his father met with Rockefeller several times. These include companies that pollute heavily. and model their giving in part on the Rockefeller family's philanthropic focus. and in 1994 sold some of his Microsoft stock to create the William H. It subsequently cancels the review and stood by its policy of investing for maximum return. As of 2007. In response to press criticism. Gates studied the work of Andrew Carnegie and John D. its investments include companies that have been charged with worsening poverty in the same developing countries where the Foundation is attempting to relieve poverty. They plan to eventually give 95% of their wealth to charity. to assess social responsibility. The generosity and extensive philanthropy of David Rockefeller has been credited as a major influence. and pharmaceutical companies that do not sell into the developing world. Gates Foundation. unlike other major charitable organizations such as the Welcome Trust. He was portrayed by Anthony Michael Hall.

2010. and Mark Zuckerberg (Face book’s CEO) signed a promise they called the "Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge". as detailed in The Power of Half. The Gates Millennium Scholars program has been criticized for its exclusion of Caucasian students. . Gates. which had sold its home and given away half of its value. Gates and his wife invited Joan Salwen to Seattle to speak about what the family had done.rights to influence company practices. in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time. investor Warren Buffett. and on December 9. Gate’s wife urged people to learn a lesson from the philanthropic efforts of the Salwen family.

with his vision for networked computers proving central to Microsoft's success. his judgment has not always appeared flawless. raising $61m. While sales and profits rocketed in the early 1990s.SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE A year later. Gates dropped out of Harvard. Microsoft was allowed to license the operating system to other manufacturers. . But Gates continued to play the key role in the company's growth. for IBM's new personal computer. Allen had already stepped back from the frontline. prompting the company to float in 1986. The big break came in 1980 when an agreement was signed to provide the operating system that became known as MS-DOS. he was seen to have misjudged on a grand scale the possibilities and growth of the internet. once it became clear that the possibilities for Microsoft were bright. spawning an industry of "IBM-compatible" personal computers which depended on Microsoft's operating system. However. That fuelled further growth. In a contractual masterstroke. Now a multi-millionaire.


He used to be really bored in school and his parents knew it. you can achieve anything. Traf-O-Data. in which they were selected as programmers. Being in this group. From childhood Bill was ambitious. He believes that if you are intelligent and know how to apply your intelligence. so he enrolled his name for pre-law. In the next year. He took the standard freshman courses with the exception of signing up for one of Harvard's toughest mathematics courses. It was a very important decision in Bill's life. 1955 in a family having rich business. As a result of the business deal signed with Information Sciences Inc. the group also became a legal business. The era of Traf-O-Data came to an end when Bill left the college. they found a new way to apply their skills in university of Washington. From this project they earned around $20. known for its intense academic environment. he had an excellent record in mathematics and science.) agreed to give them royalties whenever it made money from any of the group's program.. ISI (Information Sciences Inc. intelligent and competitive. they got their first opportunity in Information Sciences Inc. Bill Gates and his friends were very much interested in the world of programming and formed "Programmers Group" in late 1968. political and community service background. Bill and his close friend Allen started new company of their own. he left home for Harvard University. his grandfather was vice president of national bank and his father was a lawyer. In 1973. They developed a small computer to measure traffic flow. His great-grandfather was a state legislator and a mayor. Personal Attributes Bill strongly believes in hard work. so they always tried to feed him with more information to keep him busy. These qualities helped him to attain top position in the profession he chose.000. In school.CONCLUSION Bill Gates was born on October 28. He didn't know what to do. Bill's parents came to know about their son's intelligence and decided to enroll him in a private school. . and it was there that he was introduced to a computer.

but he couldn't find it interesting. Bill Gates donated 38 million dollars for the building of a computer institute at Stanford University. He likes to play the game of risk and world domination. Gates plans to give away 95% of all his earnings when he is old and grey. which have helped him increase his wealth and his monopoly in the industry. Secondly. Then he formed Microsoft. The Successful Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Within a year. He spent many long nights in front of the school's computer and the next day asleep in class. His beliefs are so powerful. He does not believe in mere luck or God's grace.000. Microsoft is good competition for other software companies and he will continue to stomp out the competition until he dies. Allen came close to him so that they could follow some of their ideas. It was with Melinda's constant support that Bill accomplished his long-cherished dream of starting a foundation aimed at helping the poor and the needy. and provided Internet connectivity to number of schools. After leaving school. That summer they got job in Honeywell. Bill and his friend Paul Allen remained in close contact even though they were away from school. His belief in high intelligence and hard work has put him where he is today. At the end of Bill's first year. They would often discuss new ideas for future projects and the possibility of starting a business one day. but just hard work and competitiveness. . Bill married Melinda French in 1994 and they have three children. Bill dropped out from Harvard. he almost lost himself from the world of computers. a bunch of computers. Some years ago. and it has been endowed with more than $35 billion. Bill is a visionary person and works very hard to achieve his vision. he visited Chicago's Einstein Elementary School and announced grants benefiting Chicago's schools and museums and donated a total of $110. Together they started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.He did well there. Allen kept on pushing Bill for opening a new software company.

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