WILLIAM H. GATES III

Founder of Microsoft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio:

  • Co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with boyhood friend Paul Allen
  • Wrote Microsoft's first program, BASIC for the MITS Altair, in 1975
  • Led Microsoft to become one of the world's largest corporations, helping the software industry rival established industries in economic influence and power
  • Donated billions of dollars to charities through the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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