10 Mind Blowing Facts About Microsoft
10 Mind Blowing Facts About Microsoft

The Top Software Giant, Microsoft founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen nearly 41 years ago, we have posted some facts that you probably don’t know. Microsoft is well known for its software products like Windows, Office, Browsers etc.

10 Mind Blowing Facts About Microsoft

Paul Allen and Bill Gates were childhood friends with a love for computer programming and shared their skills to do a successful business. Now the Microsoft has about 1,28,000 employees worldwide with a revenue of $93.27 Billion. Microsoft is among most valuable brand in the world after Apple. So, we have highlighted some mind blowing facts about the company which you surely don’t know.

Also Read: The World’s Top 10 Richest Tech Billionaires of 2016


 

Microsoft co-founder became the youngest billionaire
Microsoft co-founder became the youngest billionaire

#1.Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates became the youngest billionaire ever at the age of 31 in the year 1987. He became the richest person in the world since 1995, he lost his top spot few times but managed to regain it quickly.


 

Bill Gates residence is in Medina Washington
Bill Gates residence is in Medina Washington
#2 Bill Gates house is in Medina Washington, which is 66,000-square foot mansion, he bought it for $2 Million in 1988, and its present price is about $123 Million Today. 

 

Microsoft said that its employees drink 23 Million Free Beverages
Microsoft said that its employees drink 23 Million Free Beverages

#3 About 6 Years ago, Microsoft said that its employees drink 23 Million Free Beverages from the company annually which mainly includes orange juice and milk.


 

Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer
Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer

#4 It has been estimated that Microsoft’s rapid growth made two billionaires besides Bill Gates and about 12,000 Millionaires. Microsoft Former CEO, Steve Ballmer is worth $22.7 Billion, and he bought basketball team for a whopping amount of $2 Billion in 2014.


Bill Gates revealed that he had hacked his school computers
Bill Gates revealed that he had hacked his school computers
#5 Last Month, Bill Gates admitted that he had hacked his school computers to meet girls.  Bill Gates admitted that school authorities enrolled him in the class where he was the only boy.

 
Bill Gates aimed to become millionaire
Bill Gates aimed to become millionaire
#6 Till the age of 30, Bill Gates intended to become a millionaire, but  amazingly he became a billionaire at the age of 31 and the youngest billionaire.

 

Microsoft made debut in smartphone market seven years before Apple
Microsoft made debut in smartphone market seven years before Apple
#7 Microsoft made debut in smartphone market seven years before Apple unveiled its iPhones. As we know how popular are iPhone today but Microsoft introduced Windows Mobile on PDA’s and smart phone in the early 2000 and iPhones were launched nearly seven years ago after Microsoft Smartphones.

 
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
#8 American Richest persons like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Late Steve Jobs, had no college degree; still, they managed to found Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple respectively.

 

Poor Countries
Poor Countries
#9 Bill Gates predicts that by the year 2035, there will be almost no underdeveloped country in the world. To recall, Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates has donated about $28 Billion till now.

 

Microsoft prevented Apple from bankruptcy
Microsoft prevented Apple from bankruptcy
#10 In 1997, Microsoft stopped Apple from bankruptcy by investing about $150 Million in Apple. Later, Steve Jobs announced this on stage to the audience.

The above facts are of Microsoft as well its co-founder Bill Gates. If you have something more to add, you can add it below in the comment section!


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