Bill Gates (Biography by Jeanne M. LesinskiAfter reading this following book, I understood the life of Bill Gates, Microsoft, and how he became successful. While reading this biography, I enjoyed how the author starts off the story with pictures and factual information about Bill Gates mother, father, and siblings. The biography mainly shows how he mostly fell in love with computers at such a young age. Early in the biography, it states how Bill Gates loved programming computers in the school he attended, and how he programmed a tic-tac-toe game. The biography also talks about how he enjoyed certain subjects in school, how he scored nearly perfect on his SAT, and how he attended Harvard University. During the process of reading this book, it states how Bill Gates craved technology and started off his business so successfully at such a young age. Towards the end of the story, it talks more about his personal life and the success of his business overtime. What I enjoyed mostly about this book was how interesting it was to learn about the personal life of one of the worlds richest men.
Bill Gates attended Harvard University. However, he dropped out in his junior year to found Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen. Gates wrote his first software program at the age of Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers. They began by adapting BASIC , a popular programming language used on large computers, for use on microcomputers. With the success of this project, Gates left Harvard during his junior year and, with Allen, formed Microsoft.
Some see him as an innovative visionary who sparked a computer revolution. Others see him as a modern-day robber baron whose predatory practices have stifled competition in the software industry. Regardless of what his supporters and detractors may think, few can argue that Bill Gates is one of, if not the most successful entrepreneur of the 20th century. In just 25 years, he built a two-man operation into a multibillion-dollar colossus and made himself the richest man in the world somewhere along the way. Yet he accomplished this feat not by inventing new technology, but by taking existing technology, adapting it to a specific market, and then dominating that market through innovative promotion and cunning business savvy.
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He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington , Gates launched Microsoft with Paul Allen in ; it went on to become the world's largest personal computer software company. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He has been criticized for his business tactics , which have been considered anti-competitive. This opinion has been upheld by numerous court rulings. Since , Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people , an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding and ranking against those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.