A Presentation on Bill Gates

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Bill Gates has been one of the most pioneering entrepreneurs in the history. This presentation shows others aspects of his life and how he became the wealthiest man on earth.


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Welcome to Entrepreneurial Development:

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Development

Founder and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation:

Founder and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation Presentation on Bill Gates


Contents Objective for selecting Bill Gates Early Life and Education Love of Computer Technology Entrepreneur in the Making Beginning of Microsoft Products of Microsoft Corporate Portfolio Activities by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Achievements and Awards Billionaire’s Club The Residence of Bill Gates Bibliography

Objective for selecting Bill Gates:

Objective for selecting Bill Gates He is one of the richest persons in the world. He makes extensive use of technology in every aspect of his life. He encourages and imbibes interest & curiosity in us to know more about the principles he uses to be successful. His philanthropic activities show that he is working actively towards the betterment of the world.

Early Life of Bill Gates:

Early Life of Bill Gates Born on Oct 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, America. Wife – Melinda Gates Children – Jenifer Katharine Rory John Phoebe Adele Education – Bill Gates had a normal schooling but dropped out of Harvard University in 1975 for the sake of building up the Software empire.

Love of Computer Technology:

Love of Computer Technology Debugged programs for CCC’s* PDP-10* with Paul Allen. Analyzed local traffic patterns and got 20k in fees. Created first computer virus and crashed a major network on Cybernet. Helped Allen with class scheduling program for their school computer. *Computer center corporation * Programmed Data Processor Model 10

Entrepreneur in the Making:

Entrepreneur in the Making Traded knowledge for free machine hours. Debugged software programs for a return of free usage of computer. Worked with undeterred determination from 1978 to 1984. Wrote codes, managed, executed & personally reviewed every line of codes written by employees. Corrected the codes before final shipment to clients.

Beginning of Microsoft:

Beginning of Microsoft Registered on Nov 26, 1976 Headquarters – Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington. IBM Project – Project Chess in 1980 Launch of 1 st retail version of MS- Windows on Nov 20, 1985. Development of MS – DOS & sale of 100 million copies by 1990. Mission Statement – “To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.”

Products of Microsoft:

Products of Microsoft Operating System Versions Release Years MS-DOS (developed jointly with IBM) 1980 Windows 1.0 (Windows 1) Nov 20, 1985 Windows 2.0 (Windows 2) December 9, 1987 Windows 3.0 (Windows 3) May 22, 1990 Windows 3.1x (Windows 3.1) March 18, 1992 Windows 3.2 (Chinese-only release) November 19, 1992 Windows for Workgroups 3.11 January 21, 1993 Windows NT 3.1 March 31, 1994 Windows NT 3.5 September 21, 1994 Windows NT 3.51 May 30, 1995 Windows NT (Full 32-bit kernel, no need of MS-DOS)

Products of Microsoft:

Products of Microsoft Operating System Versions Release Years Windows 95 (Windows 4) August 24, 1995 Windows 98 (Windows 4.1) June 25, 1998 Windows NT 4.0 July 31, 1996 Windows Millennium Edition (Windows 4.9) Windows 2000 (Windows NT 5.0) February 17, 2000 Windows XP October 25, 2001 Windows Server 2003 April 24, 2003 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs July 8, 2006 Windows Vista January 31, 2007 Windows Home Server February 28, 2008 Windows Server 2008 February 27, 2009 Windows 7 October 22, 2009

Corporate Portfolio:

Corporate Portfolio Chairman of Microsoft Corp. with stock of 8% - $18.7 billion. Co-chair person of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Chairman of Corbis Corp. CEO of Cascade Investment Pvt.Ltd. Director at Berkshire, Hathaway ( Warren Buffet) BOD of Chiroscience R&D Inc.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $29 billion endowment, gives more than $1 billion to improve global health & learning. Funds for minority college students, AIDS, Polio and other diseases. Global Polio Eradication pledge - $720 million dollars shortfall. Pledge by Warren Buffet & Mark Zukerberg to give half of their wealth towards charity. Bill Gates visits India for charity from rich Indians.

Achievements and Awards:

Achievements and Awards IBM contract to develop their first personal computer. Development of first computer virus. Billionaire at the age of 32 with net worth of $1.25 billion. Wealthiest person 1995 to 2009. Conferred ‘Knight’ in March 2005 by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Presently world’s third richest person with net worth of $56 billion dollars – Forbes Magazine. 100 most influential people of 20 th century – Time Magazine. Doctorates from Harvard University and Royal University.

Achievements and Awards:

Achievements and Awards Award of ‘Order of the Aztec Eagle’ in Mexico for welfare activities. Twentieth Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society in 1994. Name in Power List in 1999 by Sunday Times. Berkshire Hathaway’s request for directorship. Silver Buffalo Award by Boy Scouts of America in 2010. Authored – ‘Business @ the Speed of Thought’ and ‘The Road Ahead’. Appeared in film Waiting for Superman.

The Billionaire’s Club:

The Billionaire’s Club

Residence of Bill Gates:

Residence of Bill Gates 66k sq. ft land i:e 1.5 acre in Medina, Washington. 7 bedroom, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens & fireplaces. 17 x 60 ft swimming pool with underwater music. 15k sq. ft theatre with luxurious seating, HDTV with popcorn machine. 2.1k sq. ft library – rare collection worth $30.8 million. A gym much better than most of the health clubs. Reception hall with 2.3k sq. ft with capacity of 150 people.

Residence of Bill Gates:

Residence of Bill Gates Pressure sensitive & heated flooring. Pin transmits preferences of lighting, music, temperature etc everywhere. Average home – 2k sq. feet, Bill Gates – 30 times larger.


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