Bill Gates lives in Medina, Washington, not for from his place of birth in Seattle, 


Washington. He was born on October 28, 1955, making him the age of 58. While Bill Gates was in preparatory school he was excused from his math classes to follow his passion. This passion was writing programs for General Electrics computer system, using a programming language called BASIC. The first program Gates wrote and designed on the General Electric computer was a game, in which the user could play Tic Tac Toe against the operating system. Gates graduated from Lakeside preparatory school with an amazing SAT score of 1590 out of 1600. These scores combined with his grades and genius are what got him accepted into Harvard University. While at Harvard University Bill Gates used many of the school’s computers, taking advantage of the resources around him. However, he was focused only on taking class which he thought would be of use to him. He never graduated college or university, but in his mind he had since he had taken all the classes he needed to start a business.


During the summer of 1974 Bill Gates went to Honeywell to pair up with Paul Allen, together they designed and built the MITS Altair 8800, a micro computer based on the Intel 8080 CPU (Central Processing Unit ). The two saw their talent together and decided to pair up creating the largest personal computer company in the world, Microsoft. Microsoft has come very far from its beginning. 


Microsoft now makes operating systems such as windows, software programs like office and Skype, gaming consoles for example the Xbox one, online search engines like Bing, and electronic accessories/peripherals. However, most important is the creation of the legendary game Halo. Bill Gates is placed at number two most wealthy person in the world, estimated at a $67 Billion by Forbes. 

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