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Before Microsoft: The Upbringing of Bill Gates
“It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure,” says Bill Gates. Failure is something Gates would see little of during his lifetime.
Launching A Revolution: The Start of Microsoft
When Gates and Allen saw a picture of the Altair 8080 on the cover of Popular Electronics, they knew their lives were going to be different. They recognized that the home computer market was about to explode and that they had the opportunity to be at the forefront of it all. Immediately, Gates called Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS), the company that was manufacturing the Altair, and told them that he and Allen had developed a programming language for the computer.
Lesson #1: Stick To Your Vision
When Bill Gates was asked by Fortune to explain the astounding success of his brainchild, Microsoft, his immediate response was, “Our vision, which has not changed since the day the company was founded.”
Lesson #2: Develop an A-Team
“At Microsoft, there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top,” says Gates. “I’m afraid that’s not quite right.” While Gates has been the famous face of Microsoft for over thirty years, it took the help of numerous other trusted individuals to help realize the company’s success.
Lesson #3: Think Long-Term
“We weren’t trying to just go public and get rich,” recalls Gates of his early Microsoft days. “There was no near-term thing. It always was this many-decades thing where there were no shortcuts and we’d sort of put one foot in front of the other.”
Lesson #4: Make A Strong Recovery
“There were a lot of missteps in the early days, but because we got in early we got to make more mistakes than other people,” says Gates.
Lesson #5: Never Stop Learning
“Every now and then I like to pick up a copy of Time magazine and read every article from beginning to end, not just the articles that interest me most,” says Gates. “That way you can be certain to learn something you didn’t know previously.”
Opening New Windows: How Gates Soared to Incredible Heights
Though he never set out to be a millionaire, Gates not only became the world’s first centibillionaire in 1999, but also one of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs for having revolutionized the world of computers and setting new industry standards. “I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid,” recalls Gates. How did he do manage to turn those dreams into reality?
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Bill Gates Age
Many may wonder at just how exactly the richest man in the world got his title, but when it comes to Bill Gates’ age, there is no mystery. Born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, Bill Gates’ age will be 52 this year. A look back on his life reveals a picture of a man so determined to follow his passion that in hindsight, success appeared almost inevitable.
Bill Melinda Gates Foundation
Microsoft may be the largest global software corporation, but it is another one of Gates’ institutions that is beginning to make headlines around the world. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is currently the largest charitable foundation in the world – and the largest ever in history, was established in 2000 by the billionaire couple to help in the fight against extreme poverty, to work to improve global healthcare, and also to expand access to education and technology in the United States.
Bill Melinda Gates
In 2005, Bill & Melinda Gates were named TIME magazine’s Persons of the Year. While it is often said that behind every great man is a great woman, Bill & Melinda Gates appear to act more by way of a genuine partnership. They may have more power and wealth than most people the world over, but Bill & Melinda Gates are now working together to address that global inequality.
Bill Gates House
There are certain perks that come along with being a multi-billionaire, and no one would know that better than Bill Gates. Worth an estimated $53 billion, there is little that this entrepreneur and Microsoft co-founder could not afford. But, more than any of his other purchases, it is something that was seven years in the making that continues to peak the public’s curiosity. Situated on a 5.15 acre lot overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington, Bill Gates’ house is 50,000 square feet of high-tech innovation and design.
About Bill Gates
Bill Gates is the co-founder of one of the world’s largest corporations, and is himself one of the wealthiest men in the world. Sure, you already knew that. But, just how much do you really know about Bill Gates? Did you know that in university, he told his professors he would be a millionaire by the age of 30? Or that he used to sign up for classes that had the prettiest girls and no sessions on Fridays?
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