Bill gates- the man who introduced the world to Microsoft is the one of the best known entrepreneurs of the world. More than Microsoft, Bill gates is better known for his money. The man held the title of the 'richest person in the world' for 15 years in a row. Even as of February 2008, bill stood to be the third richest person in the world.
At Microsoft, Bill gates worked as a CEO and a chief software architect. To date, Bill is the largest individual shareholder with more than 8 percent of the common stock. The business entrepreneur gave away the position of the CEO in January 2000. However, he continued to act as a non executive chairman for the company. He held part time responsibilities with Microsoft and took over full time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in June 2006.
If Bill Gates knew how to earn money, he also knew how to use that money well. The man opted for a philanthropist character and donated huge sums of money. He save away money to various charitable and research organizations.
Bill's successful stint as a businessman earned him worldwide recognition. He was recognized as one of the most influential people of the twenty century by the Times magazine. He was also recognized as the most influential people for the year 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also stood at the eighth rank in the 'Heroes of our time' in the year 2006.
If business entrepreneurs have to look up to some one then it has to be Bill Gates undublished.