|Founder :||William Henry Bill Gates|
|CEO :||Satya Narayana Nadella|
|Products :||Windows OS ,Xbox 360- Enjoy the Gaming Action ,Bing ,Skype ,Surface ,Xbox One ,Outlook ,Microsoft Windows ,Microsoft Office ,Microsoft Surface ,|
Few companies can claim to have dramatically changed the way that the world does business. Microsoft, one of the world’s top software companies, certainly can. Once a small business founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Washington, Microsoft grew to become one of the world’s most popular, profitable, and influential companies.
Founded in the late 1970s as a way for childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen to profit from their shared computing skills, Microsoft came into being when the smart, enterprising pair noticed an opportunity to build a BASIC interpreter for the at the time groundbreaking Altair 8800 micro-computer. Despite not actually owning an Altair of their own, the pair set about building their interpreter for the device using a simplistic simulation. The pair contacted Altair’s development team and showed them the interpreter, starting a successful business partnership where MITS, the Altair’s parent company, distributed their work.