The Top Software Giant, Microsoft founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen nearly 41 years ago, we have posted some facts that you probably don’t know. Microsoft is well known for its software products like Windows, Office, Browsers etc.
18 Mind Blowing Facts About Microsoft
Paul Allen and Bill Gates were childhood friends with a love for computer programming and shared their skills to do a successful business. Now the Microsoft has about 1,28,000 employees worldwide with a revenue of $93.27 Billion. Microsoft is among most valuable brand in the world after Apple. So, we have highlighted some mind-blowing facts about the company which you surely don’t know.
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#1.Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates became the youngest billionaire ever at the age of 31 in the year 1987. He became the richest person in the world since 1995, he lost his top spot few times but managed to regain it quickly.
#3 About 6 Years ago, Microsoft said that its employees drink 23 Million Free Beverages from the company annually which mainly includes orange juice and milk.
#4 It has been estimated that Microsoft’s rapid growth made two billionaires besides Bill Gates and about 12,000 Millionaires. Microsoft Former CEO, Steve Ballmer is worth $22.7 Billion, and he bought basketball team for a whopping amount of $2 Billion in 2014.
#12 Microsoft Was once named Micro-Soft. Well, at the initial days of Microsoft the company was titled as Micro-Soft. In the year 1976, the hyphen was deleted. Well, let me tell you Microsoft word is the combination of microcomputer and software.
#13 Well, if you that Microsoft Office was first made for Windows then you are wrong. Microsoft Office for Macintosh was released a year before (1989) it was released for Windows.
#14 WinVer is the first virus that was coded for Microsoft windows. Well, the WinVer virus program was released way back in the year 1992.
#15 Well, creating the folder in Windows might be an easy task for all. However, you can’t create a folder named “CON”. Try renaming any existing folder, windows will show you an error message.
#16 Do you know, Bill Gates has an IQ of approximately 160. On Stanford Binet, Genus is determined by an IQ exceeding 140. Guess what? According to the SAT scores, Bill Gates has an IQ of as high as 170.
#17 Do you know Microsoft’s motion-sensing X-box controller- Kinect actually scans users’ skeletons to identify players?
#18 Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen actually designed Microsoft’s first ever logo in under a day. The funky “o” that you see in the image below was called the “blibbet”