PART 1: Ideas and Planning
Bill Gates: entrepreneur that created microsoft and now is one of the richest people in the world.
- Who he is ?
- Why I chose him
- Label 3 main points.
- 3 paragraphs on the 3 main points
- Summarise 3 main paragraphs
- End with question to get audience thinking about it.
3 Main Points:
- 1st Business failed
- Overcame failure and created Microsoft
- What he is doing today (donating a lot of money, was richest)
Who he is: American Entrepreneur, CEO of Microsoft, 2nd richest person, Born October 28, 1955 (age 62), Seattle, Washington.
Why I chose him: Quite into technology, His journey of getting past the obstacles in his life is enjoyable to me and want to share it with others.
State 3 main points: 1st Business failed, Overcame failure and created Microsoft, What he is doing today (donating a lot of money, was richest)
1st business failed:
“Traf-o-Data,” a computer program
With help of Paul allen
Wanted to create business but parents wanted him to finish high school and become a lawyer therefore the business failed
Overcame failure and created Microsoft:
Started new business with paul allen in 1975 which they named microsoft and in about 4 years they were grossing about $2.5 million and it just went up from there in about another 2 years went up to $16 million.
Now have net worth of $91.1 billion
In 2009 created with warren buffett the giving pledge where them and other billionaires will give half of their wealth to philanthropy.
Donated over $30 billion to charities and companies over the world.
State 3 main points:
1st Business failed
Overcame failure and created Microsoft
What he is doing today (donating a lot of money, was richest)
What his life journey has taught us:
“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.” quote by bill gates, taught us that you can be and do whatever you want It will just take a lot of determination and passion as we can see he just started as a man that was passionate about computers and technology and he overcame his obstacles and we can see where he is now.
Learning about his life has also taught me that even though life is short there is almost always a second chance so if you fail at something you can start again and try a second time but you need enough determination to keep on wanting to do that particular thing again.
Makes me ask myself what I would do if I had that much money