Bill Gates Part 1

Bill Gates Part 2

Bill Gates Part 3

Bill Gates Part 4

Bill Gates Part 5

Bill Gates Part 6

Bill Gates Part 7

Segments of BBC Money, made in 2008 "Fiona Bruce presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he prepares to step down next week from full-time involvement with Microsoft"

The History of Microsoft Corporation
29 parts
"Welcome to The History of Microsoft. A video series that gives you a rare glimpse into the story behind the software giant. Using rare footage and never-before-seen photos we break down Microsoft's history by year."

You can view the videos (about 5 minutes each) on this page, and download them to your computer. (They are also available as podcasts )


"Thirty-four years ago, a nineteen year old kid and his twenty-two year old business partner sold their first program to a little computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program was called BASIC, and it was the start of this company we call Microsoft."

(You can also see these videos on YouTube)

Read more at The Complete History of Microsoft: in time line form.

Gates Foundation: Giving A Fortune Away

You can also watch this on it's web page

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation web page.

Read "A letter from Bill and Melinda Gates" at

"Our friend and co-trustee Warren Buffett once gave us some great advice about philanthropy: “Don’t just go for safe projects,” he said. “Take on the really tough problems.”

We couldn’t agree more. Our foundation is teaming up with partners around the world to take on some tough problems: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, the failures of America’s education system. We focus on only a few issues because we think that’s the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives."