Bill Gates and His Effect on Society

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“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act”, once said William Henry Gates III. Gates is an innovator, genius, philanthropist, and entrepreneur; he has made a huge impact on our society. The ideas he put into his projects and the choices he made all led up to the creation of Microsoft, and the development of the personal computer. Gates has been considered one of the wealthiest men of all time, and without a doubt has changed the world with the modifications and advancements he has made in technology. His software and wealth has allowed him to fund and enhance our society. Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington October 28, 1955. His mother was a schoolteacher, and his father was a Lawyer. Gates had two sisters, and was spoiled as a child in a wealthy household. He was sent to a school by the name of Lakeside, here is where he began to show his interest in computer technology. At the age of thirteen, Gates violated school rules by creating his first software, a tic-tac-toe game, during “computer time” in class. In his attendance at lakeside, he built up a bad reputation by disregarding the rules and although he was socially awkward, and extremely opinionated, he managed to find a friend who shared the same interests in computer technology, Paul Allen. Allen became great friends with Gates, and in 1971 he even co-created their first company called TRAF-O-DATA. Their Company “specialized in monitoring and analyzing traffic statistics in cities and countries”(Berbagi). Their company did well and made $20,00 the first year, but then quickly fell due to customers discovering his age of 17. Gates soon graduated from Lakeside in 1973, with a surplus of knowledge. It is rumored that he scored a 1590 out of 1600 points on his SAT (Leaders of the information age). In later months, Bill Gates attended Harvard University with Allen, and began a programming language called BASIC. However, this...
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