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William Henry Bill Gates lll

Presented By

Akash Saxena
Ø Born- October 28, 1955( age 55)

Seattle, Washington
Ø Residence– United State
Ø Alma Mater- Harvard University
out in 1975 by,
honorary degree in 2007)
Ø Occupation- Chairman of
Microsoft, Co-Chair of Bill and
Melinda Gates foundation
Ø Net worth- US$ 58 Billion(2008)
Ø Spouse- Melinda Gates (1994
Ø Children- Jennifer Katharine
Gates(1996), Rory John
Gates(1999) and Phoebe
Adele Gates(2002)

Best known For
Ø An American business
Ø Philanthropist
Ø The word’s third
richest person(as on
8 Feb, 2008)
Ø Second richest
American (as of Oct
10, 2008)
Ø Chairman of Microsoft
Before Microsoft
Ø Family and early
Ø First computing
Ø Roots of business
Ø The birth of
Family and early childhood

Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates Sr.
and Mary Maxwell Gates, of English, German, and Scotch-Irish
descent. His family was upper middle class; his father was a
prominent lawyer, his mother served on the board of directors for
First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way, and her father,
J. W. Maxwell, was a national bank president. Gates has one elder
sister, Kristi (Kristianne), and one younger sister, Libby. He was
the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William
Gates III or "Trey" because his father had dropped his own "III"
suffix. Early on in his life, Gates' parents had a law career in mind
for him.
First computing experience

At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory
school. When he was in the eighth grade, the Mothers Club at the
school used proceeds from Lakeside School's rummage sale to buy
an ASR-33 teletype terminal and a block of computer time on a
General Electric (GE) computer for the school's students. Gates
took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC and was
excused from math classes to pursue his interest. He wrote his
first computer program on this machine: an implementation of tic-
tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer.
Gates was fascinated by the machine and how it would always
execute software code perfectly.
Roots of Business career

Gates joined Harvard in 1973.
In Harvard, he meet with his
future business partner Steve
Ballmer, whom he later appointed
as CEO of Microsoft. Gates and
Steve spent most of their time on
school’s computer. In January
1975 Altair 8800 was released in
the market, they add MITS in
Altair 8800, and it became very
popular in computer hobbyists.
After the success of the product
they decided to start their own
software company. He had talked
this decision over with his Gates and Ballmer
parents, who were supportive of
him after seeing how much Gates
wanted to start a company.
The birth of Microsoft

Gates and Paul Allen work with each other in MITS in
Albuquerque. In November 1975 they decided to work in
partnership. They named their partnership Micro-soft and
had their first office located in Albuquerque. Within a year
the hyphen was dropped, and on November 26, 1976, the
trade name “Microsoft” was registered with the office of the
secretary of the state of new Mexico.
Ø Basic
Ø IBM partnership
Ø Windows
Ø Management style
Ø Antitrust law violation
Ø Appearance in Ads

After reading the issue of Popular
Electronics that demonstrate
Altair 8800, Gates decided to add
Micro instrumentation and
telemetry systemin Altair 8800.

After that Gates became the
creator of the new

When the president of MITS ED
Roberts saw the invention of the
Gates, he wanted to meet with
Gates for a demo, and over the
course of a weeks they developed
an Altair emulator that ran on a MITS Altair 8800 Computer with 8-inch
minicomputer, and them the (200 mm) floppy disk system

BASIC interpreter.

And within a year BASIC was
popular with computer hobbyist.
IBM partnership

In 1980, IBM approached Microsoft to write the
basic interpreter for its upcoming personal
computer IBM PC. When IBM’s representative
mentioned that they needed an operating
system, Gates referred them to digital research
makers of the widely used CP\M operating
system. But they did not reach the license
agreement then IBM go back to the Gates and
few week after Gates proposed 86-DOS (QDOS),
an operating system similar to the CP\M. After
the check Gates deliver it to IBM as PC-DOS in
exchange for a one time fee of $50,000.

Microsoft launched its first retail version of
Microsoft Windows on November 20, 1985, and in
August, the company struck a deal with IBM to
develop a separate operating system called OS/2.
on May 16, 1991,Gates declared that the OS/2
partnership was over and Microsoft shift its
efforts to the Windows NT Kernel development.
Management style

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, and wherever Microsoft
achieved a dominant position he
vigorously defended it.
Antitrust law violation

Many decisions that led to
antitrust litigation over
Microsoft’s business practices
have had Gates approval. In
the 1998 United State V.
Microsoft case, Gates gave
deposition testimony that
several journalists
characterized as evasive.
Gates argued with examiner
David Boies over the
contextual meaning of words
like “compete”, “concerned”
and “we”.
Bill Gates giving his deposition at Microsoft on
August 27, 1998
Appearance in ads

Gates decided in2008, to appear in
at least one commercial in a series
of ads to promote Microsoft. This
commercial, co-staring Jerry
Seinfeld, it is a 90-second
Personal Life
Ø Philanthropy
Ø Recognition
Ø Investment

In 1994 Gates sold some of
his Microsoft stock to create
the William H. Gates
Foundation. In 2000, Gates and
his wife combined three family
foundations into one to create
the charitable Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, which is the
largest transparently operated
charitable foundation in the
world. The foundation is set up Gates (second from right) with Bono, Queen Rania of
Jordan, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, President Yar
to allow benefactors access to Adua of Nigeria and other participants in a 'Call to
Action on the Millennium Development Goals' during the
how its money is being spent, Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos,
unlike other major charitable
organizations such as the
Welcome Trust. The generosity
and extensive philanthropy of
David Rockefeller has been
ØTime magazine named Gates one of the 100 people who most
influenced the 20th century.
ØTime collectively named Gates, his wife Melinda and rock
band U2’s lead singer Bono as the 2005 Persons of the Year for
their humanitarian efforts.
ØIn 2006, Gates was voted eighth in the list of "Heroes
of our time".
ØIn 1994 Gates named CEO of the year by “Executive officer
ØIn 1998 Gates ranked number one in the “Top 50 cyber elite”
by Times.
ØIn 2001 Gates include in The Guardian as one of the “Top
influential people in the media”.
ØIn 2000 Gates has received Honorary Doctorates by the
Nyenrode University, Breukelen, The Netherland.

ØCascade Investments LLC, a

private investment and holding
company, incorporated in United
States, is controlled by Bill Gates,
and is headquartered in the city of
Kirkland, WA.
ØBgC3, a new think-tank company
founded by Bill Gates.
ØCorbis, a digital image licensing
and rights services company.
The Road Ahead
Ø Author- Bill Gates with The Road Ahead
Nathan Myhrvold
and Peter Ryerson
Ø Language- English
Ø Publisher- Viking
Ø Publication date-
Ø Media type- Hardback
Ø Pages- 286
Business @ The Speed of
Ø Author- Bill Gates
Ø Published- 1999
Ø About the book-
Discusses how
business and
technology can
be integrated
A Great journey stopped by

In 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
and Melinda Gates foundation.
He gradually transferred his
duties to Ray Ozzie, chief
software architect and Craig
Mundie, chief research and
strategy officer. Gates last full
time day at Microsoft was
June 27, 2008. He remains at
Microsoft as non-executive