On April 4, 1975, Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen founded Microsoft. The company has become one of the richest in the world, and although it no longer holds a leadership position in the Redmond giant, Gates is happy to remember his time there.
Bill Gates turned 47 on Instagram to celebrate the moment. He posted a few seconds clip with the message “Happy Birthday, Microsoft!” You can watch the video below or behind this link. It didn’t take long for the post to garner nearly 300,000 likes.
Bill Gates, after 47 years at Microsoft
“It took many leaps and bounds to fulfill Microsoft’s vision of bringing a computer to every office and home. I am proud that this company continues to work to empower every person and organization on the planet to accomplish more, ”is Bill Gates’ message that accompanies the few seconds video on Instagram.
It’s not very clear when that video was filmed, it seems to be from before the ’90s, but it betrays an impressive physical condition for one of the richest people on the planet. Not the other way around, but it’s very difficult to jump over a chair without touching it at any age, and it’s certainly not the kind of gesture you would throw yourself into a shoot without being 100% sure it works. .
As a reference, Bill Gates retired as CEO of Microsoft in 2000, at which point he stated that he would focus his efforts on philanthropy through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At that time, he was still active in the company’s management team, but retired from his full-time position in 2008. He no longer holds any legal position in the giant he co-founded in March 2020.