Presentation: Bіll Gates Prepared by Oleksandra Pekhno Form 11-A School of Chynadiievo
Gates was born in Seattle, Washington, to William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His ancestry includes English, German, and Scots-Irish. His father was a prominent lawyer, and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate Banc System and the United Way. Gates's maternal grandfather was JW Maxwell, 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 the "II" suffix. Early on in his life, Gates's parents had a law career in mind for him. When Gates was young, his family regularly attended a Congregational church.
Bill Gates received his primary education in the public school, and at age 12 he was transferred to the most preferred school in Seattle. Gates did not do well in many subjects, but received the highest grades in mathematics. This modest and shy child wanted to be a professor of mathematics and was different from his father - a high, handsome and successful lawyer. Despite the unique abilities in mathematics and logic, Bill did not show leadership abilities inherent to his parents.
He was 15 years old when he wrote a program for traffic control and earned the project $ And at 17, he got an offer to write a software package on the distribution of power Bonneville Dam. One year later, Bill created the first computer program.
In 1973, following the family tradition, Gates enrolled at the Harvard University, intending to become a lawyer like his father. But he was still a closed and uncommunicative, which is not appropriate for the profession. At Harvard, became friends with Steve Ballmer, who heads Microsoft today.
In 1974 Bill Gates and Paul Allen contacted by MITS, offering software (version of BASIC) for their computer Altair This option gave managers, who offered young people to work on writing languages. The couple moved to New Mexico, where he began the history of Micro-soft (dash they removed later).
In 1979, Bill Gates was expelled from the university for truancy and academic failure, but this fact is not very frustrated would-be student, since he received an offer from IBM to create an operating system for the world's first personal computer. The money allowed Microsoft to work for a few years. Presentation of the new IBM software Microsoft has created a sensation in the market. Many companies have begun to contact Microsoft for a license.
Microsoft software has become so widely used that the company came to the attention of U.S. antitrust committee, which tried several times to initiate proceedings under forced crushing monopoly Bill Gates. So far, to no avail. In 1995, Microsoft has changed the policy - the main emphasis was placed on the Internet. In 1986, Microsoft has been converted into a public company. That same year, Bill Gates became a billionaire, then he was 31.
January 1, 1994, Bill Gates married Melinda French, manager of Microsoft, with whom he had three children - a daughter, Jennifer Katharine in 1996, son Rory John in 1999 and another daughter Phoebe Adele. Interestingly, according to the terms of the marriage contract, Bill Gates agrees to pay $ 10 million for each of their common child.
With the family, Bill Gates is more emphasis on charity Bill and Melinda Gates founded the charity and made it more than $ 17 billion to support initiatives in health and education.
During his life, Bill Gates wrote two books. In «The Road Ahead», in which he outlined his views on the direction in which society is moving in relation to the development of information technology. In the Speed of Thought", which was praised by critics, has been released in 25 languages and sold in more than 60 countries.
Problems with the Anti-Monopoly Committee U.S. re-emerged in 1999: District Court found Microsoft Corporation a monopoly, the Justice Department proposed to split Microsoft into two separate corporations, one will deal with Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, while the other - only Windows (by the way, this operating system is used by more than 85% of the computers in the world).
In 2005, Gates received the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to UK businesses and the efforts to reduce poverty in the world. At the end of 2005, Bill Gates and his wife were named American Time magazine Persons of the year. Since 2007 g. Bill Gates is a graduate of Harvard University. The decision to hand over the diploma Gates took the university administration.
In Gates stepped down as president of Microsoft Corporation and retired as chief executive officer. Both positions got Steve Ballmer.
June 27, the last day for Bill as the head of Microsoft. However, Gates is chairman of the Board of Directors, will focus on special. projects, and will remain the largest (8.7% of Microsoft) a shareholder of the corporation.
Bill Gates' 11 rules Bill Gates often visit schools, and always in his speeches he talks about the 11 things, which, he believes, do not teach in school. He speaks of how education for political correctness has created a generation of children who are out of touch with reality and can not survive in a harsh world.? Here are some of the 11 rules of Bill Gates.
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it.? Rule 2: The Company did not care about your self-esteem. Offers from ACHIEVEMENTS first. Rule 3: You will NOT make $ 60,000 a year right after school. You will not be a vice president with a personal driver, until you earn both one and the other.? Rule 4: If you think your teacher is harsh toward you - is just the beginning. Wait until you'll be the boss.?
Rule 10: The TV does not show real life. In real life, not work all day to sit in a cafe and chat with friends. Rule 11: Nicer with "nerds." One of them may be your boss after graduation.