Born on October 28th, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, Bill Gates may be the world’s most iconic and influential technology innovator. Known publicly as the former CEO of Microsoft, as the leader of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as an investor in hundreds of technology companies, and as one of the founders of the computer revolution, Gates career has been one of the most important in the world of computing, digital business, and communications.
Unlike many of the computer worlds other innovators, Gates was relatively privileged as a young child. He attended Lakeside School in his native Seattle, a fairly high-end school in which children were exposed to at-the-time revolutionary computers. Gates quickly grew passionate about the new computer systems, and began spending a great deal of time programming using BASIC language.