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Rahul Bedi MBA 1 B 100562 GNIMT

CONTENTS 
Early life  Microsoft  BASIC  IBM partnership  Windows  Management style 

Antitrust litigation  Appearance in ads  Personal life  Recognition  Investments  Bibliography  Books

author and chairman of Microsoft.INTRODUCTION  William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28. 1955 Bill Gates an American business magnate. the software company .

EARLY LIFE OF BILL GATES  Born in Seattle. to William H. Washington. Gates. Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates His father was a prominent lawyer  His mother served on the board of directors Schooling from Lakeside School Wrote first computer program of tic-tac-toe in 8th standard .

the IBM PC . IBM approached Microsoft to write programs for its upcoming personal computer. Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973 He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT and enrolled at Harvard College In 1980.Continue«..

and machine language and COBOL Information Sciences.Continue«. hired Bill Gatesto write a payroll program in COBOL . Inc.. He studied FORTRAN LISP .

.Windows  Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows on November 20. 1985  Deal with IBM to develop a separate operating system called OS/2 From Microsoft's founding in 1975 until 2006.

Gates had primary responsibility for the company's product strategy He aggressively broadened the company's range of products As an executive. Gates met regularly with Microsoft's senior managers and program managers .Management Styles From Microsoft's founding in 1975 until 2006.

Bill Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000  He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect  In June 2006. Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation .Continued«.

He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie. chief research and strategy officer. Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft .Continued«. chief software architect and Craig Mundie.

stability.Criticism of Microsoft Criticism of Microsoft has followed various aspects of its products and business practices  Issues with ease of use. and security of the company's software are common targets for critics .

Continue«. Microsoft is also accused of locking vendors and consumers into their products Comparisons of Linux as well as Mac OS X to Windows are a continuous point of debate .

Aquisition Microsoft has acquired several companies and products during its history FrontPage WebTV (now MSN TV)  Hotmail  Direct3D Internet Explorer Vision .

Appearance in Advertisement Gates appeared in a series of ads to promote Microsoft in 2008 The first commercial. co-starring Jerry Seinfeld is a 90-second advertisement forshoe store .

TX on January 1. 1994 They have three children: daughters Jennifer Katharine Gates and Phoebe Adele Gates and son Rory John Gates  The Gates' home is an earth-sheltered house in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina.Personal life Gates married Melinda French from Dallas. .

According to King County public records.Continue«. and the annual property tax is $991. as of 2006 the total assessed value of the property (land and house) is $125 million.  Gates' home is an earth-sheltered house in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina.000. .

.  Gates was number one on the "Forbes 400" list from 1993 through to 2007  Number one on Forbes list of "The World's Richest People" from 1995 to 2007 and 2009.Continue«.

he and his wife were awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle Honored with the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America . he has net worthUS$54 billion billion On November 2006.Recognititon In 1987 Gates was officially declared a billionaire in the pages of Forbes' 400 Richest People in America  World's youngest self-made billionaire.

a digital image licensing and rights services company TerraPower a nuclear reactor design company .Investments Cascade Investments LLC a private investment and holding company. is controlled by Bill Gates BgC3. a new think-tank company founded by Bill Gates Corbis.

Bibliography Gates has authored two books The Road Ahead (1995) Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999) .

Filmography Gates has appeared in film: Waiting For Superman .

which is the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world Given over $28 billion to charity Gates has made The Giving Pledge to donate over half of his wealth to charity .Gates and charity Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates and charity Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. which is the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world Given over $28 billion to charity Gates has made The Giving Pledge to donate over half of his wealth to charity .

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