Bill Gates Accomplishments

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Bill Gates is a very wealthy man; although he did not finish college, he still had a goal and did everything to obtain that goal. His family was very wealthy and paid for his schooling, so he had a lot of money to back him up. Gates and his wife are also very charitable people giving millions of dollars to organizations of their choosing. Bill Gates is one of the most influential men in many people’s lives today because of his achievements. Bill Gates was born in 1954 when no one in the world owned a personal computer. His father and mother were very wealthy people; his father, William Henry Gates II, being a lawyer in a well known law firm in Philadelphia and his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates, was a school teacher (Schuman 12). After Mrs. …show more content…
He and one of his high school classmates, Paul Allen, were fascinated with what computers they had, which were not a lot (Schuman 7). They strived to create and evolutionize the use of technology beyond what they had previously been associated with (military and large businesses). They worked on many computers and then one day Ed Roberts gave up on building calculators and switched his sights to computers. Ed Roberts was a Calculator engineer until he realized that it was a big money pit (Boyd 43). So he started building computers, the first …show more content…
Gates Foundation gift of $400,000. Few knew Merridy and Heustin were even related to the now famous Microsoft founder. However the Williams ' work with the FPA, showed the William H. Gates Foundation that the FPA provides important and essential services, which are a perfect fit for the Gates Foundation 's mission. The $400,000 gift comes from the William H. Gates Foundation in Bill and Melinda’s name ( Fremont Public Association Receives "Largest Gift Ever"). As Elizabeth Corcoran released in her article, “Like all legends, Gates in real life doesn 't always live up to the myth”(Microsoft 's man). He is not an inventor or scientist, but he is someone who has written a lot of software programs. One of the most important ones, was based on work that Gates licensed from another place. He 's a legit businessman, who can turn to sarcasm when he disagrees with a proposition or doesn 't like an interviewer 's question. Employees at Microsoft still describe some project review meetings with Gates as resulting in "blood on the

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