Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. At a young age Gates was already writing his own software and being used to look for bugs in software programs. From, this he later got assigned tasks like making a program that managed workers paid. After, that he was tasked to make a program for school schedules in which he achieved. He did all these things before the age of 17. Fast forward, a couple of years later and Gates decided to drop out of Harvard University in order to start a software company. Later, he saw a magazine that had a computer on the front issue of January 1975s Popular Electronics. Things took off for Gates when he wrote a computer program for a company who needed software on their microcomputer. The rest as we know it was Bill Gates starting the software company named Microsoft.