Bill Gates Timeline

Bill Gates Timeline

This Sunday, American investor, philanthropist and Microsoft’s principal founder Bill Gates turns 63. Included in Forbes’ list of the world’s richest persons since 1987, he was also named one of the 100 most influential figures of the 20th century by Time magazine. Apart from launching a business that would become the largest PC software company worldwide, Mr. Gates’ merits also include a strong involvement in a variety of humanitarian causes that earned him awards and international recognition.

To wish a happy birthday to the one ranked as the fourth most powerful person in the world by Forbes in 2012, we have created the Bill Gates Timeline, which highlights some of the most significant moments in his life and career.

Taking a keen interest in programming since his teen years, Gates wrote his very first computer program when he was just 14 and studying at Lakeside School. It was during his enrollment at this private preparatory school that he met Paul Allen, together with whom he would found Microsoft in 1975. Graduating with one of the highest SAT scores ever recorded, young Gates continued to display a remarkable level of intelligence devising innovative algorithms during his 2 years at Harvard. He nevertheless decided to drop out of college to fully dedicate himself to launching his own company – Microsoft.

After Microsoft went public in 1987, he became the youngest billionaire ever at 31 and held primary responsibility for the company’s product strategy until 2006. After that point, he gradually diminished his presence and active involvement and channeled his attention towards a series of important charity and humanitarian endeavors. As a result, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, France’s highest national award (Legion of Honor) in 2017, and India’s third-highest civilian award for his social and philanthropic efforts.

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Paul Allen Timeline

Paul Allen Timeline

Paul Allen, American businessman, philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, died yesterday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 65. Apart from the world’s biggest software-making company by revenue, he also founded Vulcan Inc., which oversaw his business and philanthropic efforts that ranged from scientific research and private spaceflight ventures to arts, healthcare and environmental conservation.

To pay tribute to the one whom Time magazine listed among the 100 most influential people in the world for two years consecutively, we have created the Paul Allen Timeline, which overviews some of his most notable life events and achievements.

Dropping out of Washington State University in order to work as a programmer, the young Allen later managed to convince his high school friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard as well, so that the two of them could create Microsoft. Once the venture went public, the two became billionaires, but unfortunately Allen effectively left the company in 1982 after he received a Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis.

Despite giving up his active role within Microsoft and remaining only as a shareholder, Mr. Allen undertook a long list of investments in diverse areas such as aerospace, sports, filmmaking, science and research, and real estate. He also made significant philanthropic contributions for causes such as wildlife conservation programs and fighting the Ebola virus epidemic. His ongoing commitment to numerous charitable causes earned him multiple commendations including the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

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Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline

Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline

The 15th of October marks 174 years since the birth of the German philosopher, philologist and cultural critic Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Interested in the enhancement of the individual and cultural condition, he analyzed down-to-earth realities rather than aspects from a world beyond, which led to him being referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with Søren Kierkegaard. Based on the idea of ”life-affirmation”, his body of work prompts one to honestly question all doctrines that dim down life’s expansive energies regardless of how socially popular those views might be.

To honor the legacy of the mind whose revitalizing philosophy has inspired numerous figures in all walks of cultural life, we have created the Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline, which summarizes his life and work.

Before turning to philosophy, Mr. Nietzsche began his academic career as a classical philologist at the age of 24, becoming the youngest ever to hold that professorship at the University of Basel. Initially influenced by authors such as Arthur Schopenhauer and Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, his early writings revolved around the pessimistic philosophy. However, after enlarging his circle of interest and acquaintances, he became exposed to a variety of different concepts, which made him increasingly preoccupied with an individual’s creative powers to overcome cultural, moral and traditionalist contexts in pursuit of new, better values.

Although the popular understanding labels Friedrich Nietzsche as a nihilist (an advocate of the idea that life lacks meaning and value), he in fact wrote about the dangers posed by nihilism and strove to offer solutions to them. His work takes a look at the difficulties of being an individual in a world where apparently nothing has value, but proposes ways in which we can face the inevitable demise of our being.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Timeline

Neil deGrasse Tyson Timeline

Today, popular astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson turns 60. Completing extensive academic studies in astrophysics and physical cosmology at Harvard University, the University of Texas and Columbia University, Mr. deGrasse Tyson has authored several astronomy books and hosted diverse radio and TV shows aimed at popularizing the topic for the laymen. His ardent efforts to translate the many wonders of the universe for the large public’s understanding have resulted in works such as “Merlin’s Tour of the Universe” (1998) and “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” (2017), bringing him the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication in 2017.

To wish a happy birthday to one of the most active contemporary advocates for public awareness of science, we have created the Neil deGrasse Tyson Timeline, which highlights some of his most notable achievements.

Discovering his passion for astronomy at the early age of nine, after he visited the Hayden Planetarium, Tyson avidly pursued this interest in his teen years, gaining attention in the local community for giving lectures on the subject while he was only 15. Tyson’s scientific enthusiasm also led to famous astronomer Carl Sagan trying to recruit him to Cornell for undergraduate studies. However, the scientist’s wide scope of research has caused some heated debates as well, as it was the case with his work regarding the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet. As he stated in a series of interviews, this attracted large amounts of hate mail, much of it from children.

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Bloomberg L.P. Timeline

Bloomberg Timeline

Today, forward-looking company Bloomberg L.P. – one of the biggest financial software, data and media ventures in the world – celebrates its 37th anniversary. Founded by Michael Bloomberg and three other partners with the aim of connecting decision makers to a network of data, contacts and ideas, Bloomberg L.P. delivers accurate business information, news and insights to financial organizations worldwide. Set up as a privately held business in Midtown Manhattan, New York, it now boasts 19,000 employees in 176 locations around the world, and 325,000 subscriptions globally.

To wish a happy birthday to the company that has revolutionized the technology systems in international financial markets, we have created the Bloomberg L.P. Timeline, which illustrates its evolution since its establishment on the 1st of October, 1981.

Initially called Innovative Market Systems, the venture designed and developed its own computerized systems to deliver real-time market data and financial analytics to Wall Street firms. In 1986, just 5 years after its inception, the company had already installed 5,000 of their terminals in subscribers’ offices. Their computer system, called the Bloomberg terminal, represented one of the first and major competitors to the dull trading screens provided by Reuters, and was the first dual-screen terminal available on the market. This innovation helped Bloomberg L.P. make a name in the world of finance and become, along ThomsonReuters, one of the giants of the industry.

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