From: Siti aisyah Nadirah <email@example.com>
To: "Sirrosdi@yahoo.com" <Sirrosdi@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 6:59 AM
Question: Write a person you admire most.
I was about 12 years old when I first read about Bill Gates . I was inspired by his biography of outstanding achievements and have admired him since. He also inspires me because he is a very successful business man. Also, he is a great leader for his Microsoft Company, and he is very generous. Gates is not selfish he cares about other people who need his help.
Bill gates was born on October 28, 1995. He was born into a family with a rich history of business, politics and community service. Gates’s great-grandfather was the state legislator and mayor, and Gates’s grandfather was the vice-president for the national bank. William H. Gates, Bill Gates’s was the prominent, Seattle defensive lawyer. Mary Maxwell Gates, Bill Gates’s mother was the school teacher and the chairperson for the United Way Charity. Gates has one older sister, Kristianne, and one younger sister, Libby. He was fourth of his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or ‘Trey’ because his father had the ‘II’ suffix. Early on his life, Gates’s parents had a law career in mind for him.
During his elementary school life, he surpassed all of his classmates, especially in Science and Mathematics. As soon as his parents noticed his intelligence, they enrolled Gates to Lakeside School which is a private school. This school was known for its intense academic environment. Also, this school was first introduced Gates to the computers. Bill gates said “When I was thirteen, my school(Lakeside School) installed a teletype machine that connected in downtown Seattle. From that point on, my friends and I spent most of our free time writing programs and figuring out how to make this computer do interesting things.”
On January 1, 1994, Gates was accepted to Harvard University. In Harvard, he met Paul Allen, who became Gates’s close friend. They got obsess with the computer that they were late for some of their classes. They even skipped some classes to be in computer lab. Unfortunately, their computer time finished after spring. However, they didn’t graduate in Harvard.
Allen and Gates had to leave their time as a student because want to devote their energy full time to Microsoft which later became a very successful and thriving company. They had a belief that the personal computer would be valuable too on every office desktop in every home. Gates and Allen began developing software for personal computers. They collaborated together to make the language basic on the first microcomputer, and on 1975, they started the Microsoft Company.
Currently, Bill Gates is the chairperson of Microsoft Company. The reason why they made this company is that they wanted to develop software for personal computers. Because of this company and his effort, he became a very wealthy man. He earns about thirty billion dollars annually. During his career at Microsoft Company he also remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He continuously works hard to make his Microsoft Company better and convenient for the people, not only just Americans, but the whole world. He made the new computer operating system called “Wow”. Obviously, this system is very successful like all of his other works.
In 1987, Gates was listed as a billionaire in the pages of Forbes ‘400 Richest people in America issue’, just days before his 32ndbirthday. As the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, he was worth 1.25 billion dollars, over 900 million dollar which is more than he’d been worth the year before. Time magazine also named Gates one the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century, as well as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004, 2005 and 2006.
In 1994, he was honoured as the twentieth Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society. Gates has received honorary doctorates from 8 universities all over the world. Gates was also made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2005.
In November 2007, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda were awarded the second most generous philanthropist in America. They having given over 28 million dollar to charity. They also plan to eventually give 95.5 percent o their wealth to charity. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people and was the wealthiest over all from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008 when he ranked third. But in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person over the world.
Many people over the world make Bill Gates as their role model. His kindness also makes many people loved him so much. He will be the person I always admire most in my whole life.
SMA Tengku Amalin A'ishah Putri
Sunday, 23 June 2013
DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY: WRITE ABOUT A PERSON YOU ADMIRE MOST
This essay I did with some references from the internet sources.Thank you sir for pushing me to complete this essay.-Aisyah Nadirah-SMKA Aisyah Amilin-Kota Bharu,Kelantan.
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