Bill Gates: A Leader In The Computer Industry

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Bill Gates

Born in Seattle, Washington, on October 28, 1955, Bill Gates -or William Henry Gates III- is, without any doubt, one of the most recognizable names in the Computer Industry and one of the pioneers who led the way to this digital age we live in today. One of the most visible leaders of this data age. Some see him as a visionary who started a digital revolution. Others see him as a modern thief whose aggressive tactics have almost eradicated competitors in his product business areas.. Whatever people say or think, Bill Gates is one of the most successful businessmen of this era. In less than two decades, he turned a two-man operation into a multibillion-dollar monster company and made himself the wealthiest man on the planet.

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Gates knew from the very beginning that this wouldn’t be the case. Since he was very young, he could see the enormous grow and impact that computing could have on the domestic markets, where computers could got cheaper and cheaper and software became ubiquitous and more complex. The impact of modern computing in everyones lives cannot be neglected at all. From those big, beefy computers that took entire rooms, to the truly personal computers we carry today on our pockets, computing has forever changed our lives and will continue to change and shape the lives we live today. There is almost no escape from using a computer.

Whether we like it or not, our day to day lives is surrounded, organized, and governed by computers. The cell phone that wakes us up every day (there could even be a chance that the phone you have in your pocket has some Microsoft patented feature), the car that carries us to work -if it is relatively modern-, and of course, the computer we use to work, or even the computer I’m using to type right now. All of this could not have existed without the wisdom and visionary minds of people like Bill
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Its United States subdivision, has managed to reach milestones as providing American Libraries with Internet connection, or reduce United States poverty levels by increasing the number of college graduates.

Bill Gates influence does not end up here. Gates is well known for asking different rich people to give out a large portion of their fortunes, motivated by his Wife Melinda, when she read “The Power of Half” by Kevin Salwen. Bill and Melinda have given 95% of their fortune to philanthropy. This led to “The Giving Pledge”, a campaign to encourage the wealthiest individuals on the planet to give the majority of their funds for philantropic reasons..

Through the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill has brought the same mindset in tackling today’s worlds difficulties as he did with software and computers. Gates has changed the world through innovative development, a brilliant business methodology and forceful business strategies. He has given billions of dollars and keeps on doing it until today. He dropped out of college to pursue his vision, and with his colleague Paul Allen constructed the world 's biggest software (and hardware) business, Microsoft. This company has changed the world totally, in the same way as ninety percent of the machines we utilize today, utilize the Windows Operating System made by Microsoft. The effect he has had on the world is just
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