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Unformatted text preview: I L L GATES Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/11 H is Per sonal L ife Born on October 28th 1955 o o o o Married Melinda French, director of Microsoft Encarta, in 1994 Birth of his daughter Jennifer Katherine in 1996 Birth of his son Rory John in 1999 Birth of his 2nd daughter Phoebe Adele in 2002 5/10/11 H is Educational B ack gr ound Graduated from Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school in 1973 o Enrolled at Harvard College for two years before dropping out to start his own computer software company with Paul Allen. 5/10/11 H is pr ofessional bFounded Traf-O’Data in 1975 withise ack gr ound, or the r childhood friend Paul Allen. 8800 from MITS Renamed the company Micro-Soft. Developed Altair-BASIC for the Altair o Signed a contract with IBM to develop an operating system for the IBM-PC: MS-DOS. Became President of Microsoft in 1981. o 5/10/11 T he Window s L egacy Launch of MS-DOS 2.0 in 1981 which will become Windows 1.0 in 1985. o o o Release of Windows 2.0 in 1987 Windows 3.0 is introduced in 1990 Windows 95 creates frictions among manufacturers for non-compatibility in 1995. In 1998, Windows 98 integrates internet browser, Internet Explorer o 5/10/11 T he Philanthr opist Creation of the Bill and Melinda Foundations in 2000 o o o Capital: $37 billion $16.5 billion allocated to relieve poverty in developing countries. As of 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates are the second most generous philanthropists in America. 5/10/11 R ecognitions TIME magazine person of the year 2005 along with his wife Melinda, U2’s lead singer Bono. o h CEO of the year in 1994 by Chief Executive Officers magazine. Made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005 5/10/11 ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2011 for the course CIS 107 taught by Professor Denis during the Spring '10 term at Thomas Edison State.

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