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Paper 2 Entrepreneurs INTRODUCTION In this paper I am going to talk about the contest of business and some of its greatest entrepreneurs The three entrepreneurs that I have researched are Bill Gates Master P and Ben Jerry I will be looking at their backgrounds financial assets beginnings and contributions DISCUSSION Bill Gates Background Born on October 28 1955 Gates and his two sisters grew up in Seattle Their father William H Gates is a Seattle attorney Their late mother Mary Gates was a schoolteacher University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School There he began his career in personal computer software programming computers at age 13 Financial Assets Today Bill Gates is the richest man in the world worth over 100 billion He is chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation the leading provider worldwide of software for the personal computer Microsoft had revenues of 144 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998 and employs more than 27000 people in 60 countries Beginning While at Harvard Gates developed the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer the MITS Altair In his junior year Gates dropped out of Harvard to devote his efforts to Microsoft a company he had begun in 1975 with Paul Allen Guided by a belief that the personal computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home they began developing software for personal computers Contributions To date the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than 300 million to organizations working in global health more than 300 million to improve learning opportunities in the United States and Canada more than 54 million to community projects in the Pacific Northwest and more than 29 million to special projects and annual giving campaigns Master P Background Percy Miller better known as Master P was
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