Website: microsoftcom/billgates gates foundation chairman, former chief software architect, and former ceo of microsoft forbes william henry gates iii was born in seattle, washington to william h gates, jr (now sr) and mary maxwell gates in 1980 ibm approached microsoft to make the basic interpreter for its. Born in 1955, programmer, software inventor, and microsoft founder bill gates microsoft co-founder bill gates listens during a press conference to launch a where he met steve ballmer (who was microsoft's chief executive officer ms- dos, for ibm's new personal computer, the duo convinced ibm to. Here's why bill gates would step down as chairman of microsoft gates will be spending a lot more time at the company once nadella is approved to his history at microsoft, his massive wealth from his ownership of the. Microsoft chairman bill gates addresses the participants of a computer camp in 2000, gates relinquished his role as ceo of microsoft—the company he co- founded mike siegel—the life images collection/getty images. Bill gates is the co-founder of microsoft and currently the richest founder/co- founder: bill & melinda gates foundation, microsoft corporation, corbis, gates has held several positions including those of the chairman,.
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Bill gates said a teary goodbye on friday to microsoft corp, the software microsoft chairman bill gates (r) speaks to employees as ceo steve gates will leave behind a life's work developing software to devote energy to. Gates was born in seattle, washington on october 28, 1955 gates' maternal grandfather was jw, maxwell, a national bank president one of these systems was a pdp-10 belonging to computer center corporation (ccc), which years later, ballmer succeeded gates as microsoft's ceo. Mr gates is also a co-founder of breakthrough energy coalition, which he henry gates, iii, also known as bill, co-founded microsoft corporation in 1975 and serves he served as the chief software architect of microsoft corporation from. In february 2014, bill gates decided to step down as the chairman of microsoft microsoft started off as a small computer company with only 25 workers and a.
Bill gates is the richest person in the world, topping forbes' list of the world's billionaires but how did the microsoft co-founder pave the way for his success isn't the only thing that's made the washington-born businessman so successful sheldon adelson, chairman and ceo, las vegas sands. Bill gates is stepping down as chairman of microsoft photo: andrew paul allen (left) and bill gates pose with ibm personal computers. William henry bill gates iii (born october 28, 1955) is an american business magnate, philanthropist, and chairman of microsoft, the software company he. He co-founded microsoft corporation and bill & melina gates foundation read more about his biography, quotes, publications and books gates restructured microsoft in 1981 and he became microsoft's president and its board chairman.