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Bill Gates (left) and Steve Ballmer

Опубликовано 30 Ноя 2014. Автор:
Creative differences caused the partnership between Microsoft and IBM to deteriorate in 1991. By then, Microsoft had introduced its Office suite, which bundled applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, as well as Windows 3.0. Both Office and Windows became dominant in their respective areas.

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They were also worried that Gates – who spends most of his time on his philanthropic foundation – wields power out of proportion to his declining shareholding.


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The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the United States to make a commitment to give most of their money to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically targets billionaires and was made public in 2010 by the two wealthiest people in the United States, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

Опубликовано 21 Ноя 2014. Автор:
Gates was the world's highest-earning billionaire in 2013, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a fortune of $78.5 billion. He still owns about 4.5 percent of Microsoft and is its largest individual shareholder. He and his wife plan to eventually donate 95 per cent of their wealth to charity.

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Since then, Gates has dedicated the majority of his time to philanthropy, through the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. As of 16 May 2013, Bill Gates had donated $28 billion to the foundation

Bill has a rich taste in music. His favorites include Frank Sinatra.

He finally retired as chief software architect in June 2008, but retained his role as chairman, in addition to being an advisor for the company on key projects.

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Meanwhile, Gates announced in June 2006 that he would begin transitioning out of his day-to-day role to dedicate more time to philanthropy. He divided his responsibilities between two successors, placing Ray Ozzie in charge of day-to-day management and Craig Mundie in charge of long-term product strategy.

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