Bus509 Essay

592 Words Feb 13th, 2012 3 Pages
Bill Gates III is an american business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former CEO and current chairman of microft the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthist people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third, in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have …show more content…
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an american computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known for the co-creating the social network site facebook. He launched facebook from his Harvard dormoitory room on February 4, 2004. An earlier inspiration to facebook may have come from Phillip Exterer Academy, the prep school from where he graduated in 2002. His mission was to create an open information flow for people and making the world more open. His approach was to go world wide and be able to have people stay connected. The profit of this site has grown rapily with the help of his classmates they were mentioned in articles and were in the media constantily. Vanity Fair magazine named, Zuckerbery number one on its 2010 list of top 100 “most influential propld of the information age”. He also ranked number 23 on the vanity fair 100 list in 2009. In 2010, Zuckerberg was chosen as number 16 in Newstatesman’s as highly quality and good things as you are.
Zuckerberg also created a facebook platform, a development platform for programmers to create social application within facebook, within weeks many applications had been built and some already had millions of users. It grew than 800,000 developers around the world building. On December 9, 2010 Zuckerbeg, bill gates, and investor Warren Buffett signed a promise they called the “Giving Pledge” in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their

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