Bill William Gates

Bill (William) Gates

Bill Gates (William Henry Gates III) - the richest man in the world, the computer magnate, founder and owner of Microsoft. His first computer program Gates created in 13 years. He loves cars, boats and play poker. He was venturesome in to manic, and a passion for competition draws him more money. He never ate at home because he did not want to waste time on cooking.

Bill Gates was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was the firstborn and only son into the family of yurista.Etot modest, even shy and slightly awkward child dreamed of becoming a professor of mathematics and was not at all like his father - a high-handsome, successful lawyer. Despite the unique abilities in mathematics and logic, Gates did not show the leadership skills inherent to his parents. They could not believe that their son would become a real "shark" business world.

In 1980 Microsoft developed the operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operation System) for the first IBM PC, which became the mid 1980's the primary operating system in the U.S. market microcomputers. Gates then began developing software applications - Excel spreadsheet and text editor, Word, and by the end of 1980 Microsoft has become a leader in this field. In 1986, releasing the company's shares into a free market, Gates, aged 31 became a billionaire. In 1990 the company introduced a shell Windows 3.0, in which verbal commands have been replaced by an icon selected by using the mouse, making it much easier using a computer. In the early 1990's "Window" were sold in quantities of 1 million copies per month. By the end of 1990 approximately 90% of all personal computers worldwide were equipped with the software Microsoft.

January 1, 1994 Gates married Melinda French. They have three children - Jennifer Katharine Gates) (born April 26, 1996), Rory John Gates (born May 23, 1999) and Phoebe Adele Gates (born September 14, 2002). They live in a very large house on a hillside overlooking Lake Washington. This is a very modern house of the XXI century in the style of "Pacific House, full of sophisticated electronic systems (so-called." Smart house ") In another respect, he looks more like a manor XVIII and XIX century: it has a large private library with room for reading. Although he had many classic features, the house has many unique features. At the entrance of visitors interviewed, after which they are given a microchip. A small chip sends signals, in accordance with which the temperature changes in the rooms, music and other factors in accordance with the preferences of the visitor, selected them in advance.

March 2, 2005 British Foreign office announced that Gates received the title Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (an analogue of a knighthood, which can receive only a citizen of the United Kingdom; knighthood gives right to be called "sir" and the title of Knight Commander of Most Excellent Orders - added after the name of the letters "KBE") for his contribution to British business and its efforts to reduce poverty in the world.

By the end of 2005, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates were named the American Time magazine Persons of the year.

June 15, 2006 Bill Gates announced his intention in July 2008 to resign as Chairman of the Board of Directors "Microsoft".

Bill Gates has often visits schools and are always on their presentations sharing his experience and vision of global problems. Each time the ending statement, he said about the 11 things that he believes do not teach in school. He talks about how education in the spirit of his political-correctness has created a generation of children who are disconnected from reality and can not survive in the harsh world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it.

Rule 2: The Company absolutely do not care about your self-esteem. Of you are waiting ACHIEVEMENTS first.

Rule 3: You will not earn $ 60,000 a year right out of high school. You will not be a vice president with a personal driver, until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think that the teacher is too severe in relation to you - it's flowers. Wait until you will have a boss.

Rule 5: Frying hamburgers - beneath your dignity? Your grandparents had felt quite differently. For them, fry burgers was an opportunity to catch on in this life.

Rule 6: If you have something not work out, it's not the fault of your parents, so do not whine, learn from their mistakes.

Rule 7: Parents do not always have such a boring, as you now think. Perhaps the constant care of you took them so? They fed you, clothed, always listen to what you're wonderful. So before you criticize their parents' generation, start with yourself.

Rule 8: Maybe your school does not open properly be called a loser and a loser in your school no longer exists losers, but not in life. In some schools no longer possible to stay for the second year, because it gives you a pass exams as many times as necessary to transfer to another class. Life is very different.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You will have no summer vacation, and your employer will not help you to find yourself. You have to do it themselves in their spare time.

Rule 10: The TV show is not real life. In real life, do not get the whole day sitting in a cafe and chat with friends.

Rule 11: Polaskovee with botanists. One of them may be your boss after graduation.


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