Bill Gates

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Began career in personal computer software at age of 13 and started programming; 1973, while undergraduate at Harvard University, developed BASIC for first microcomputer; 1975, formed Microsoft with Paul Allen to develop software for personal computers. 2000-2014, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation; Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Author of: The Road Ahead (1995); Business @ the Speed of Thought (1999).

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