Technology And The Legend Of Bill Gates And Microsoft

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When people think about Bill Gates they have a tendency to think of him as just the billionaire who founded Microsoft. What they do not realize is that he is so much more than that. Bill Gates has shaped our world into what it is today through technology and charity work. With hard work and simple kindness, he has impacted millions of lives. Some say Bill Gates is simply lucky, however few know that he is a true American legend for his work in shaping technology at such a young age, the confounding of Microsoft, and his immense amount of philanthropic work. So, how did Bill Gates get his start with computers? Well, he was born into a successful family in Seattle, Washington. He attended a very nice private school called Lakeside School. Here, he was able to be apart of a group that solved computing problems for the school. At this specific time few organizations had computers and even less had the ability to …show more content…
His biggest philanthropic accomplishment is the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The first major project for the foundation was the Library Project in the United States, from 1996 to 2003. This project focused on providing internet access and computer use training in U.S. and Canadian public libraries. The foundation helped to install 47,000 computers in 11,000 libraries in every state of the U.S. In 2000, the foundation announced the first round of Gates Millennium Scholars which was a part of a one billion dollar effort to help young people pay for college. In 2010 the they pledged ten billion dollars to research, develop, and deliver vaccines to some of the world 's most poverty stricken areas. In 2013, Gates launched a five and a half billion dollar project to eradicate polio by 2018. In 2010, Bill and Melinda launched the Giving Pledge, which is a commitment by the world’s wealthiest to dedicate most of their money to philanthropy (Gates,

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