New York, 6 March 2015: Its been 40 years today since Paul Allen and Bill Gates founded Micro-soft back in April 4, 1975. Today its worth Rs. 21,29,275 crores making Gates world’s top richest with Rs. 4,83,672 crore in hand and Paul world’s 51st richest with Rs. 1,08,377 crore in hand. Microsoft Corporation today has over 1,22,935 employees worldwide consisting 70.8% of males and 29.1% of females. Company is still situated at Redmond, Washington, US where it moved back in February 26, 1986. But today John Wendell Thompson is the Chairman and Satya Narayana Nadella is the CEO whereas Bill Gates has moved to become technology advisor and co-founder Paul Gardner Allen left the company in November 2000.
They all will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the multinational corporation. Therefore William Henry “Bill” Gates III wrote an inspiring letter to its employees who helped making this company a huge success. Thanks to Roy Choudhary for uploading the letter.
Check out the letter written by Gates himself:
Tomorrow is a special day: Microsoft’s 40th anniversary.
Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible. It is amazing to think about how far computing has come since then, and we can all be proud of the role Microsoft played in that revolution.
Today though, I am thinking much more about Microsoft’s future than its past. I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive. We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more.
Under Satya’s leadership, Microsoft is better positioned than ever to lead these advances. We have the resources to drive and solve tough problems. We are engaged in every facet of modern computing and have the deepest commitment to research in the industry. In my role as technical advisor to Satya, I get to join product reviews and am impressed by the vision and talent I see. The result is evident in products like Cortana, Skype Translator, and HoloLens — and those are just a few of the many innovations that are on the way.
In the coming years, Microsoft has the opportunity to reach even more people and organizations around the world. Technology is still out of reach for many people, because it is complex or expensive, or they simply do not have access. So I hope you will think about what you can do to make the power of technology accessible to everyone, to connect people to each other, and make personal computing available everywhere even as the very notion of what a PC delivers makes its way into all devices.
We have accomplished a lot together during our first 40 years and empowered countless businesses and people to realize their full potential. But what matters most now is what we do next. Thank you for helping make Microsoft a fantastic company now and for decades to come.
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