Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Microsoft Was Founded On This Day In 1975

On this day, forty two years ago, Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

On this day in 1975, at a time when most Americans use typewriters, childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft, a company that makes computer software. Originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Microsoft relocated to Washington State in 1979 and eventually grew into a major multinational technology corporation. In 1987, the year after Microsoft went public, 31-year-old Gates became the world’s youngest billionaire.