Bill Gates, about 27, in his Microsoft office in 1982.
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Gates watches his friend and future Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen typing on a teletype terminal at the Lakeside School in Seattle in 1968. Gates was 13 when he entered the exclusive prep school, which was around the time this photo was taken.
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Much of the computer equipment at Lakeside was bought with proceeds from a rummage sale organized by the students' mothers. Gates was drawn to programming the machines and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest.
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Gates during Commencement at the Lakeside School in 1973.
The Microsoft Archives
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In 1977, Gates was arrested by New Mexico police for speeding.
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Gates and Paul Allen in Microsoft's offices in 1982. Started initially in New Mexico, the company moved to Bellevue, Wash., in January 1979.
Barry Wong—Seattle Times
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The early team at Microsoft paused for a group portrait in 1978. Gates is at the bottom left.
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Gates demonstrates the memory power of a CD in 1987.
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