Bill Gates

Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft, is perhaps the most famous name in the PC revolution. This has helped make Gates one of the wealthiest men in the world, having been ranked the richest person on earth for the last thirteen consecutive years according to Forbes magazine. Gates has used this vast wealth to pursue a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Microsoft and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are both household names in America today. In 2004, Bill Gates became the richest man in the world, at the same time, the worlds largest private giver. This biography details how Gates got started and what he did to get where he is today. Both his computer developments and his philanthropic initiatives in worldwide healthcare are detailed. The book also provides an excellent and concise history of the development of the computer. It stresses that Gates made the most of both his technology expertise and his business savvy. He started his first business when he was in eighth grade. Then, when Microsoft created its software for the IBM PC, Gates set the deal so that Microsoft would earn a royalty on every copy of the software sold. Gates first made the cover of Time magazine in 1984. In 1985, Microsoft came out with Windows 1.0. Two decades later, both Gates and his wife made the cover of Time as Persons of the Year. Part of the People to Know Today series, the biography highlights the ultimate revenge of the nerd and Gates great accomplishments, but it also notes the struggles Gates has faced due to his successes., Children's Literature
Product type: Library Bound Book
ISBN: 978-0-7660-2693-3
Author: Michael A. Schuman
Copyright: 2008
Reading Level: Grades 6-7
Interest Level: Grades 6-12+
Dewey: 338.7
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"