Bill was born in Seattle in 1955. He started to get into computers at the age of 13, and that lead to him and his partner Paul Allen making the biggest software company of its time. Now Bill is the richest man in the world with his wealth sitting right over a couple trillion dollars. Bill stepped down from CEO in 2014 and made his own place higher than CEO just for himself.
William Henry Gates the third or Bill went to lakeside school in Seattle. He didn't start to go after his dream until college when he started to take those classes. He was right on time with really bad tech at the time so when bill came he had it real easy at the start, and his business tactics plowed through the competition.
Bill was in a middle class family to the richest man in the world. He grew up with two sisters Kristianne who was older and libby who was younger, and his parents William and Mary Gates. Their house was very close and all of the kids were very competitive and wanted the best. Most of the time they would try to win the family games and board games, risk was Bill's favorite but he was the best at Monopoly.
Bill was very close to his mom who was a teacher at the time and then just stayed at home with the kids. His dad was a law student at this time. Bill and his mom would volunteer for pretty much anything that was going on and they both loved it. Bill was a very big reader as a kids spending many hours on books like encyclopedia. At 11 or 12 Bill parents started to worry about him he was doing well in school but he was bored all the time and he had only a couple of friends and he didn't want to do anything and his parents thought he was going to become a loner.
At 13 Bill enrolled into excel programs and blossomed in all of his classes. While at school a computer company provided computer time for the kids. The mothers club started sales to make a terminal for the school, and Bill spent all of his free time working on the terminal. Bill made a program that made the computer play tic tac toe with the kids. At lakeside Bill met Paul Allen and they became fast friend because of their love of computers, even know they were so different. But they were always in the computer room together. They would fight all the time and one time it got them kick out of the computer lab.When they got back into the lab the boys hacked the school scheduling program and made the bells ring at random times.
At 15 Bill and his friend went into business. They made Traf O Data a computer program that monitored all of the street lights, and made 20000 dollars off of what they did. Then wanted their own company but his parents wanted him to stay in school and then go to college to become a lawyer. Bill graduated in 1973. He scored 1550 out of 1600 on the college SAT test and for several years he boasted about his test.
Bill enrolled at harvard in the fall. But he spend more time in the lab then in class and would rarely get more than a couple hours of sleep and he would always cram for a test and he would just be on the border of pass and fail the whole time he was at school which was only two years because he dropped out and moved to boston to work for honeywell.Around this time Allen showed Gates an edition of Popular Electronics magazine an article on the Altair 8800 mini-computer kit. Bo th of the boy were just imagineing all of the stuff they could do with this new technology. When Bill saw this he wanted get his hands on one of these so he went to new Mexico to made all new program for the computer. But the computer had very bad system to run on so Bill got to work he ask the CEO and he ask him to show his idea. Now Bill was right on the he was on it for two months before Bill had made his first operating system.ill formed a partnership and made his own company called microsoft.
They started very rough making only basic software for their computers. When the software was done they started to dell the computers with bills software but the people started to remake the computer with bills software then gave them away for free this was tribble for bill because only 10% had really paid for Bills software.In February 1976, Gates wrote an open letter to computer hobbyists, saying that continued distribution and use of software without paying for it would
"prevent good software from being written."
Bill saw the sharing from friend to friend as stealing and that it would make developer stop putting time and money to the software. The letter was very unpopular but Bill stuck to it. Bill and his MITS fought all the time most of the time full on yelling his MITS wanted to develop for the computer again but bill was nowhere near giving up his spot in development.
As Bill company got bigger and bigger he became the spokesman for the company.In November 1980, IBM was looking for software that would operate their upcoming personal computer (PC) and approached Microsoft. Legend has it that at the first meeting with Bill Gates someone at IBM mistook him for an office assistant and asked him to serve coffee. Than Bill had made his own company followed his dream and succeeded and is still going to day.