Bill Gates: Behind Microsoft, Money, Malaria

Bill Gates: Behind Microsoft, Money, Malaria

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From PCs to vaccines, Forbes has followed Bill Gatesa€™ long, incredible career from the beginning, and the worlda€™s richest problem solver doesna€™t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In 1975 few would have ventured that Gatesa€™ fledgling startup Microsoft would transform the PC software industry and make Gates the worlda€™s richest person in the process, but few have Gatesa€™ uncanny knack for identifying and profiting from technological trends. Gates didna€™t slow down after building his Microsoft empire though. Through the Bill a Melinda Gates Foundation he has since directed his keen business acumen and problem-solving prowess to a new mission: eradicating malaria, measles, AIDS, hepatitis B and an array of other communicable diseases. But the Gateses dona€™t just dole out dollars. True to the Microsoft visionarya€™s nature, the foundation seeks to find innovative ways to solve the worlda€™s problemsa€”like creating its own malaria vaccines instead of simply buying them. In chronicling Gatesa€™ storied career from Microsofta€™s early days to his wild successes as a philanthropist, Forbes has encountered an enduring theme: Doubt Bill Gates at your own risk.Bill relaxes into a seat, leans farther and farther back, then suddenly sits straight up and starts rocking. Staffers gather ... Bill makes disparaging remarks about the pink color scheme that prevails in the presentation graphics. Nothing ... Minutes later he delivers the coup de grace: a€œBelieve me, OS/2 has no future.a€ Finishedanbsp;...

Title:Bill Gates: Behind Microsoft, Money, Malaria
Author:Forbes Staff
Publisher:Forbes Media - 2015-03-18


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