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The Network of the iconic CEOs
August 29, 2011 5:34 by p.deleon
The days of Microsoft may have passed, but there was a time when the world’s number one IT store was synonymous with the self-made billionaire from the US West coast, Bill Gates. Born in 1955 in Seattle, Gates was a young social misfit. He found acceptance in the world of computers when they were in their infancy, and devoted thousands of hours as a teenager to honing his skills. Sensing the future that lay before him he dropped out of college (Harvard, no less) and founded Microsoft, the software company that went on to dominate the entire computing industry for years. With a net worth that can only be guessed (Wikipedia says $53 billion), this month Gates joined the Giving Pledge, a program set up by American billionaires to give away their wealth.