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S: The Book of Gates

BC: The End | Thank You for reading the book of Gates

FC: Bill Gates | Born October 28th 1955 Still Alive 2011 | By: Michael Vincent Due: 4/8/11

1: Bill Gates, born October 28, 1955 is an American business magnate, philanthropist, and author, and is chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books.

2: Early Life | Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates, of English, German, and Scotch-Irish descent. His family was upper middle class; his father was a prominent lawyer, his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate Bank System and the United Way, and her father, J. W. Maxwell, was a national bank president. Gates has one elder sister, Kristi (Kristianne), and one younger sister, Libby. He was the fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or "Trey" because his father had dropped his own "III" suffix. Early on in his life, Gates' parents had a law career in mind for him. | At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school.Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest.

3: He wrote his first computer program. an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer. Gates wrote the school's computer program to schedule students in classes. He modified the code so that he was placed in classes with mostly female students. He later stated that "it was hard to tear myself away from a machine at which I could so unambiguously demonstrate success. At age 17, Gates formed a venture with Allen, called Traf-O-Data, to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor. In early 1973, Bill Gates served as a congressional page in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973. He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT and enrolled at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973. While at Harvard, he met Steve Ballmer, who later succeeded Gates as CEO of Microsoft. Gates did not have a definite study plan while a student at Harvard and spent a lot of time using the school's computers. He remained in contact with Paul Allen, joining him at Honeywell during the summer of 1974. Gates and Allen saw this as the opportunity to start their own computer software company.

4: Road To Success | Bill Gates failed in one way by getting kicked out of his first middle school and by dropping out of one of the best colleges in the U.S. Harvord yes indeed Mr. Gates did drop out of college but still indeed did succeed with his plan to create windows with his partner Paul Allen so yes indeed he did succeed.

5: Father- William H. Gates, Sr. Mother- Mary Maxwell Gates Wife- Melinda French Gates Daughter- Jennifer Katharine Gates Son- Rory John Gates Daughter- Phoebe Adelle Gates

6: Background | Bill Gates was born in Seattle Washington on October the 25th 1955. He planned on going to practice law but we all see what he does now.

7: first job | In Bill Gates senior year he took half of it off to work a company TRW which is an automotive business.

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