Facts About Microsoft - FaqLabs

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Facts About Microsoft

1. Mr Bill Gates and  Paul Allen are the founders Microsoft.

2. Microsoft was founded on 4th April 1975 in united states.

3. Marc McDonald was the first salaried employee of Microsoft. He left Microsoft in 1984 he had left Microsoft as didn't liked how big Microsoft was getting.

4. Microsoft was listed as public company in 1986. Its rapid increase in share prices created 2 billionaires and at least 12000 millionaires among the Microsoft employees at that time.

5. Company Microsoft was started to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It was with personal computers and Operating Systems development in mid 80's that the company established itself and later became software leader.

6. Bill gates was a National Merit Scholar. He joined Harvard bu later dropped out of Harvard University during his junior year to work full time for Microsoft.

7. Bill gates was only 20 years of age when founded Microsoft along side Paul Allen.

8. Bill Gates wife's name is Melinda Gates.

9. Bill Gates married Melinda on January 1 1994 on a golf course.

10. It is believed that Paul Allen chose the name and it was taken from two words Microprocessor and Software.

11. Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

12. Microsoft's well known software products include Microsoft windows operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite likes excel, ms word, and the Internet Explorer.

13. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016,and later Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011

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