Today we will read the biography and success story of Bill Gates, which inspires everyone. Bill Gates founded the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, with Paul Allen and is currently the world’s richest person.
Early Life Of Bill Gates
Bill Gates was born on 28 October 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was interested in computer programming since the age of 13. Bill Gates started making new business plans and aggressive business strategies through technology. He and his partner Paul Allen together started the world’s largest software business – “Microsoft”.
In February 2014, Bill Gates announced that he was stepping down from the position of Chairman of Microsoft.
Bill Gates’s Childhood
Born into an ordinary family, Bill Gates had two sisters Kristainne and Libby. His father William Henry Gates was a law student when he first met his future wife, Mary Maxwell. She was a good athlete while studying at the University of Washington. At a young age, Bill anticipates the struggle and competition going on in the world.
Bill had a very close relationship with his mother. Mary, who used to teach children, spent all her time making the children’s careers successful. She used to take Bill with her many times in her social service work in different schools and institutions.
Bill Gates had a different desire to study since childhood. He used to read the Encyclopedia along with his school’s reference books for hours. He was very good at reading even during school time, but many times he used to get bored with it.
At the age of 11–12, Bill’s family members used to worry that Bill should not read alone because of his behavior. For this reason, his parents had a strong belief that Bill should be given public education. When he was 13 years old, his family got him admitted to Seattle Lakeside School, an elementary school. He was good in almost all subjects, but his ability to understand mathematics and science was very good. And he used to participate in plays in school.
A Seattle Computer Company at Lakeside School gave students computers to learn in their free time. Soon, Bill’s interest in computers started increasing and he started spending more and more time learning how computers work. He then created a “Tic-Tac-Tow” program in a Basic Computer language so that the person operating the computer could play against the computer.
This was the school where Bill met Paul Allen, who was two years senior. Both of them became good friends due to their computer’s shared beliefs and thoughts. While in other things their thoughts did not match at all. Paul Allen was very shy and calm. While Bill was completely different in his nature. Both spent most of their time in programming. Irregularly, there used to be a debate between who is right and who is capable of running the Computer Lab of their school.
And on the other hand, Gates and Allen were forced to stop the computer facility available in their school, as both of them spent all their time in the lab apart from learning the computer.
After this ban, both of them were again allowed to enter the Lab on the condition that they remove ERROR from PROGRAM. At the same time, Gates created another software program that was used in the school’s Time Schedule.
In 1970, at the age of 15, he moved towards Bill Business with his best friend Paul Allen.
He created the “Traf-O-Data” program which kept an eye on the traffic pattern of Seattle City and tried to improve it. And he got $ 20,000 for this effort, which was his first earning.
Gates and Allen wanted to open a company themselves, but his parents wanted Bill to complete his school and college studies and become a lawyer first. Bill Gates showed his intelligence by scoring 1590 out of 1600 in the 1973 SAT Exam (Intellectual Achievement) at Lakeside School.
Bill Gates Career
Gates’s parents got Bill’s admission at Harvard University thinking he would make his career in Law, but looking at his childhood days. He seemed to spend most of his time in a computer lab instead of a class because he was interested in that only. And wanted to make a career in that. Still spent a short time studying law. So that he can pass with good marks.
Bill’s contact with Paul Allen was almost lost because Paul went to another Washington State University to study. Where he left college after two years and shifted to Boston, where he started working in a company called Honeywell.
In the summer of 1974, Bill also joined the Honeywell Company with Allen. During this time Allen also showed Gates a part of a very famous electronic magazine, based on an article from the Altair 8800 Mini Computer KIT.
Both were happy about the possibility that if it became a computer, then everyone in the world would be able to use it easily and make their work easier. Then a small company created Altair which is also in New Mexico, now known as MITS.
Gates and Allen contacted a company and announced that they were working on a program for Basic Software, which would run Altair Computer. But in reality, they did not have any Altair on which they could run the code. But they wanted to know whether the MITS Company was interested in making such software.
MITS and its President ED-Robbert asked the two to showcase the codes they had created. Gates and Allen requested the President of MITS that they be allowed to go to Harward Lab to write two months of software. Allen then went on to test the software in MITS at ALBUQUERQUE. The software did not have USE in any ALTAIR Computer till that time. And that software started working properly. And MITS Company hired Allen to work at Company, and Bill also left his Harward University to work with him, which added to the distress for his parents. In 1975, Gates and Allen opened a company of Micro-Software in a partnership that would create Micro Computers and Software.
In February 1976, Bill wrote a letter to those interested in computers, saying that “using software without buying it would mean stopping a new software before it is made”. Not only this but the courage of developers also gets broken when some people make Pirate Software. And Then the developers think that we have wasted their important time for no reason and made people quality software. Bill’s letter did not made any effect on the people, yet Bill had full faith in this matter. When they were accused that their methods of running the business are wrong. So he defended himself by making this weakness his strength.
Bill had a very fierce relationship with the President of the MITS. Along with this, there was often a conflict between Bill and Robbert regarding the way of running software development and business. And Robbert considered the bill impaired and unpleasant.
In 1977, President Robbert of MITS Company sold his company to another computer company. And he returned to Georgia to take admitted to Medical College and later became a doctor in that province. After Robbert moved to Georgia, Bill and Allen sued the new owner of MITS to obtain the rights to the software created for Altair.
“Microsoft” designed software for all computer companies in different ways. In late 1978, Bill shifted his company’s business to Bellevue, Washington, east of Seattle. Bill was very happy to be in the northwest of his native land, the Pacific. The 25 young Employees of the company were entrusted with the responsibility of how to grow this company along with developing products, and how to market their software.
He earned a gross profit of $ 2.5 MILLION at just 23 years of age due to the efficiency of the Employees and the Direction given by the Gates to the Employees.
The Rise of Microsoft
Bill’s sharpness was not only in making software. Along with that, the business also had to move forward and take the company to the top. He also did what he said. They used to check the code created by the Employees in the company when required and used to remove the error themselves. Due to Bill’s hard work and dedication, the company’s growth was increasing day by day. Bill constantly took feedback from people about the application made by Microsoft and made changes in the apps according to the needs of the people. And his mother used to go with him many times to this work. His mother Mary was one of the most respected people and had a very good relationship with his IBM Board Members. It was because of Mary that Bill was able to meet the CEO of IBM.
In November 1980, IBM wanted software that could run its personal computer and proposed it to Microsoft to make this software. During his first meeting with the CEO of IBM, someone recognized Bill as an office worker and asked him to serve coffee to everyone, at that time Bill looked very young, and soon IBM got Impress from him. And Bill convinced them to make software, that they would fulfill all the requirements related to their software. But the problem was that Microsoft Company could not create the Basic Operating System for IBM which could run IBM’s new Computer, but this was no end.
Bill bought an operating system that was built in a way that worked parallel to IBM’s Personal Computer. He asked the developers of that operating system to name the full license, Microsoft but did not tell them anything about the IBM deal. The company later sued Microsoft for hiding important information (IBM’s Deal) from them.
Bill dismissed the case by paying a secret amount, saying that he had done no wrong.
Bill purchased IBM PC to run such compatible software and sold the software to IBM for $ 50,000, which was its original price.
IBM also wanted from Bill the source code of the operating system that could reach them to run their operating system.
But Bill refuses them, saying that IBM should pay the fees of the software they are legally copied with the computer they are selling.
After all this, Bill got the license of that software and that O.S. Named MS-DOS.
Microsoft also created another software called Softcard which also worked in Microsoft’s Basic with Apple 2 Machine.
Between 1978-1981, Microsoft’s growth was a bang and its staff increased from 25 to 128. His Profit also increased from $ 4 Million to $ 16 Million. In mid-1981, Gates became Chair Man along with Microsoft’s President and Allen became Executive Vice President.
By 1998, Microsoft’s business had spread worldwide, with their offices also opened in Great Britain and Japan, with 30% of the world’s computers running on their own software. But in 1983, There was news that Paul Allen is suffering from a disease called Hodgkin’s. By the way, he recovered from cancer in one year, but he resigned from Microsoft the same year.
Everywhere there was a rumor that why Allen left the Microsoft company, some people said Bill exited him, some said it would be Allen’s life-changing experience and perhaps he felt that he had many more opportunities where They can invest their time and money.
M.S. The Invention of Microsoft
Although Apple, despite being in competition with Microsoft, in 1981, Apple invited Microsoft to help with the software development of its Macintosh Computer. Some developers were involved in both Microsoft development and Microsoft Application being made for Macintosh.
Because of sharing this knowledge and thinking, Microsoft invented Windows.
The window was a system that ran through the mouse which showed the text and image on the screen on the base of Graphics.
The window was completely different from MS-DOS where in MS-DOS all text was displayed as code on the screen and while printing it was not known which document to print.
To overcome this problem, Microsoft created a window that used to show the user as Document Graphics, which made it easy to use. For this reason, many people bought this window.
Bill said in an advertising campaign that Microsoft is creating an operating system that will make users’ work easier by showing the image as Graphics. And its name will be Windows. That will run on PC Software based on MS-DOS System. And two years after this announcement, windows launched.
In 1987, each share of Micro-soft was valued at $ 90.75, when Bill reached near being the richest, and in 1999, when the stock price was high, Bill became the richest person in the world with $ 101 billion.
Bill’s Humanitarian Efforts
Bill received the award from several universities spread across the world. In Feb.2014, Bill stepped down from the position of chairman and announced himself to be given a new position as a technology advisor, and in 2014, Bill announced that 46-year-old Satya Nadella of India CEO.
In 2006 BILL left all of his Micro-soft work so that they can spend a more good time with FOUNDATION.
The last day of BILL at MICROSOFT COMPANY was 27th, JUNE 2008.
Overall, he has got this award in his life and today he is one of the most successful and rich businessmen in the world. And the example of his ability has appeared in the history of the world. Apart from being a good BUSINESSMAN, he has been awarded many awards for his human loving nature and for donating countless wealth.