On march 13, 1986, microsoft had a highly successful initial public offering (ipo) at an offer price of $21 by the end of the day, the stock price had risen to $3550, and bill gates made the headlines as the wealthy owner of 45 percent of the corporation's stock --- going public -- microsoft, 1986. Founded by bill gates and paul allen, and headquartered in redmond, washington, usa, its best-selling products are the microsoft windows operating system (os) and on june 18, 2012, microsoft unveiled the surface, the first computer in the company's history to have its hardware made by microsoft. Microsoft is an american multinational computer technology corporation whose history started 4th april 1975 formed by harvard college dropout, bill gates and his childhood friend paul allen, microsoft has now become the biggest software company it is also one of the most valuable companies in the world so how did. Microsoft is the company that made personal computers mainstream, with one in almost every home and office and it all started when co-founders bill gates and paul allen were in middle school in the mid-1960s, teaching themselves how to code although the plain-english basic programming language. The fear and resentment that microsoft and its founder gates engendered were testament to the company's mythic status and gates's role as the embodiment of the digital era gates's extreme wealth (in early 1999 he was worth $50 billion) made him the subject of constant scrutiny, while the internet was rife with bill gates. Introduction microsoft corporation is a multinational company based in redmond washington the company manufactures computer products and offer computer services the company also licenses and supports various types of computer products and services microsoft corporation was founded in 1975 by bill gates and. Shortly afterward, gates and allen founded microsoft, deriving the name from the words microcomputer and software during the next few years, they refined basic and developed other programming languages in 1980 international business machines corporation (ibm) asked microsoft to produce the essential software,. Microsoft corporation, headquartered in redmond, wa, a suburb of seattle, is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing it can arguably be said that microsoft, co-founded in 1975 by bill gates and paul allen, has impacted the computer industry, and businesses and individuals throughout the.
Microsoft is an american corporation headquartered in redmond, washington microsoft is a technology company that supports the invention of, as well as manufactured and licensed goods and services related to computing who started microsoft childhood friends, paul allen and bill gates are the. From dos to windows: how microsoft became one of the most valuable companies on earth bill gates in times square holding windows xp boxes in our articles what would the world be like without bill gates and 30 years of windows from minesweeper to metro: a history of microsoft windows. The on-again, off-again relationship between apple and microsoft began in earnest in the late 1970s, during the dawn of the pc era the hot and cold periods were often tied to the personalities of the companies' founders and longtime leaders: steve jobs and bill gates today, apple and microsoft are.
Key dates: 1975: microsoft is founded by bill gates and paul allen they sell basic, the first pc computer language program to mits computer, microsoft's first customer 1981: microsoft, inc is incorporated ibm uses microsoft's 16-bit operating system for its first personal computer 1982: microsoft, uk, ltd is incorporated. He shot back how bill gates started, microsoft founder infographic create an infographic like this on adioma bill gates's father was a lawyer a very successful one his mother a teacher reading business magazines in middle school, bill jr had a different dream – to open a company you could say that's.
William (bill) h gates is chairman of microsoft corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential on june 27, 2008, gates transitioned out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the bill. Entrepreneur and businessman bill gates (born october 28, 1955) and his partner paul allen founded and built the world's largest software business, microsoft, through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics in the process, gates became one of the richest men in. The 90's became the boom time for the company they launched numerous products, made purchases of other companies, then sold some of them off there too many to mention the 2000's became a time when the company attracted a great deal of anti trust suits bill gates also stepped down from the ceo position at the. In the meantime, gates expanded microsoft's business into other areas, such as book publishing, hardware peripherals and office productivity we know about the effects of this initial expansion today, as microsoft makes significant, if not crucial, profits as the decade neared its end, the industry realized that.
Apple still could have coped well with having given microsoft's new application business a leg up however, bill gates had tasted blood in the macintosh project jeff raikes, who was responsible for the office business at microsoft until early 2008, reviews: “and so we got started in early 1982 on our macintosh software. Bill gates called the creators of the new microcomputer, mits() (micro instrumentation and telemetry systems), offering to demonstrate the boston, where allen worked for honeywell and gates was enrolled in harvard, moved to albuquerque (where mits was located), and co-founded microsoft there.
Da: bill, you skipped quickly through a notion of change and strategy in your corporation first you started with languages and then you started branching out can you talk a little bit about the thinking and talking that you and paul and the others did about what strategy. In 1975, two young men from seattle founded a company that would be to the computer age what the ford motor company was to the automobile age two years later, gates brokered the deal that would give microsoft one of the most powerful revenue streams in the history of american business: an.
History of microsoft robert eastman in the beginning •microsoft was founded in 1975 by bill gates and paul allen •in 1980,ibm approaches them to make a basic •ibm is working with another company, digital research, to make the operating system •in 1989 they release microsoft office •in 1995. On april 4, 1975, bill gates and paul allen start microsoft, a software company destined to become a tech behemoth (and key apple frenemy) after microsoft is founded, the two companies work together and then clash repeatedly. However, something that most are not aware of is how and when the company came to be in the first place did you know that bill gates was not the sole founder of the mighty microsoft in fact, in 1975 bill gates co-founded microsoft with the help of his childhood friend, paul allen this is their story.