Bill Gates – Ex hacker to Billionaire
Whenever someone things of becoming a billionaire, I think the first picture created in his mind is of Bill Gates – Ex hacker to Billionaire as he is the richest man on earth. Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft corporation. Microsoft corporation is the most recognized brand in computers and IT. Bill gates with his hardwork and dedication has achieved the title of the richest man on earth once again. So, this article is going to tell you about journey of Bill Gates – Ex hacker to Billionaire. Yes, he was a hacker in his early age. Let us have a look at his early life.
October 28, 1995 was the day Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington in a good wealthy family. Bill gates from childhood was interested in business, he was very much intelligent in maths. Bill gates did great academically. Now, his family wanted him to enter Harvard Law School as they wanted him to become a lawyer. It was in 1968 when gates with his friend Paul Allen started experiments on computers. They spent most of their free time in front of computer in their lakeside school. Bill gates was just 13 when he started hacking. Unfortunately ( CCC) Computer Centre Corporation noticed that breach and banned them from using computer for some time. After this (CCC) Started suffering from constant failures in business. Then they remembered the destructive activities of bill gates from computer and invited him to identity flaus and security holes. As payment company offered bill and his friend endless computer time. They called them young hackers. After this a time came when company went into a great loss and declared itself a bankrupt. The young hackers lost their jobs. After this bill gates designed a road traffic optimization software which he sold for $20,000 dollars at the age of 15 years.
Bill gates’ parents were so frightened of the enthusiasm of their son and took a decision. They banned gates from his computer projects. Bill did not worked on computer projects for an year. Later, he got a proposal for writing a software package which his parents didn’t reject. By completing this project Bill Gates earned $30,000 dollars. After that Bill Gates entered Harvard university. But he wasn’t interested in it. Whenever Paul Allen(his childhood friend) visited him they discussed about opening their own company.
Bill Gates Started a software development company in June, 1975. In the beginning company faced many difficulties in distribution of software products. Bill Gates’ mother Mary Maxwell Gates that time performed the function of sales manager in his company. The next year company’s income lowest affordable point due to piracy( illegal copy of software and using it without the permission of creator). Bill Gates soon acted on this. In 1976, it became difficult for Bill to manage both business and studies so, he left the university. His parents objected but he was fully busy with his business as Microsoft was growing very fastly. Microsoft was making a handsome income. That time Bill Gates was just 21 years old.
After that gates got lucky and made profit $500,000 dollars next year for Microsoft. Now, Paul Allen and gates starting organizing their work. Paul worked for new software developments and gates communicated with the computer manufacturers. He also managed company’s daily operations. Gates and Paul kept on working and made Microsoft one of the leading brands in computers. Bill gates used to work 16 hours a day for 5 years. He personally checked every line of coding for 5 years. After some time gates was asked by Steve Jobs to build software for apple exclusively. Bill gates worked hard for it but was lynched by Jobs for stealing his idea. Bill denied stealing. With this Paul Allen left Gates side. And at 31 Bill Gates became the youngest billionaire ever.
After that gates met his future wife Melinda at Microsoft and got married. Bill gates became the richest man on earth at the age of 39.
After that he completed his degree from Harvard and committed to donate half of his wealth over lifetime.
Yes, gates is a great example of a family man. After getting married in 1994 with Melinda french their first daughter, Jennifer was born in 1996 and in 1999 Rorey John gates was born and after three years Phoebe was born.
Gates have a great love for cars. What man does not love to be behind high speed wheels. Gates own a number of cars , some of them are Porsche 959 coupe, Porsche 930 turbo and Porsche carrera 911 cabriolet 964. Bill Gates once confessed about not using seat belt. Bill gates is also a talented writer he wrote some of the bestsellers. Few of them are Business @ the speed of thought, which explains how business problems can be solved easily using information technology. He wrote one more book named The road ahead.
At present bill gates own 3 house and a private plane.
In 2015 Microsoft’as revenue reached $93.58 billion. People have a lot to say about Bill gates both negative and positive, but he never bothered about what people have to say about him. He focused on his goals. Today, he is sitting on a position where he don’t give a damn to negativity.
So this was Bill gates success story. Now, he is again the richest man on the earth. So we can use the title Bill Gates – Ex hacker to billionaire for him. We hope you enjoyed reading about him. So, if you want to become extremely rich start working on it. Don’t stop. Keep on working. At last I would like to highlight a very great thought by Bill Gates
If you are born poor its not your mistake, but if you die poor its your mistake.
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