Few people don't know the computer emperor Bill Gates (1955~). Although he is now more famous as an international philanthropist, he is a genius programmer and entrepreneur who became the world's best coder by creating Microsoft (MS), a global software company used by people around the world.
But few people will remember the other founder who created Microsoft with Bill Gates. This is Paul Allen (1953-2018), who spent his childhood and school days with Bill Gates and studied computers. These were geeky geniuses who struck the world with windows.
Computer Emperor, Bill Gates, Fighting World Poverty, and Disease
Although Bill Gates has already left Microsoft (MS) in 2008, and now experiencing a new Covid-19 pandemic, showing greater influence than in the past. This is because they are investing heavily in the development of a Covid-19 vaccine through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Since leaving MS, he has been engaged in philanthropy to eradicate poverty and disease in the world. As the Covid=19 pandemic begins, his goal is to save lives by stably supplying the Corona 19 vaccine to underdeveloped countries. Currently, the Covid-19 vaccine has more vaccines than its own population, mainly in powerful countries, and its share of returning to underdeveloped countries is decreasing. Payment timing continues to be delayed.
Bill Gates fortune is estimated to be about 100 trillion won (as of 2019), according to Forbes, an American economic journal. Born in 1955, he became the world's richest man at the age of 40 and never missed the spot every year. (According to Forbes announcement, in March this year, he stepped down to fourth place, and Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos ranked first.) But, regardless of this ranking, Bill Gates has decided to give back his fortune to society and is practicing it every year.
Bill Gates, who practiced good influence and is a model for the world, was actually a geek genius who was doing something wrong. He founded Microsoft at the age of 19. The mission of Microsoft, which was also criticized for being an ice cream company, started with the meaning of a software company. He was convinced that software would revolutionize the 21st century. And he made the dream come true with Paul Allen.
Paul Allen, a wacky genius who was passionate about space exploration, brain science
MS-DOS, the operating system that set the world's top, is known to have been developed by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, but not all of them. Bill Gates, who was asked to develop an operating system (OS) from IBM, but decided that it was difficult to complete the development on time, bought a program called Q-DOS developed by Seattle Computer and delivered it to IBM. DOS), and it succeeds in providing it with 80% of the world's PC operating systems. This bold bet is an anecdote that shows their geeks intact.
Like Bill Gates, who showed prominence as a genius since childhood, Paul Allen was a hacker and a genius programmer with the level of earning pocket money by creating programs he developed. His IQ is known to be over 170. Microsoft's growth into the world's leading global company was largely attributed to Paul Allen. This is because Paul Allen contributed greatly to the technology of the software developed by Microsoft. Bill Gates notices Paul's genius early and suggests starting a company together.
Paul Allen was a man of ideas. It is not well known that he invested in the world's first private manned spacecraft, SpaceShipOne. He also expressed his aspirations for space, such as the sponsorship of the world-renowned astronomer Carl Sagan for the study of SETI, which searches for alien intelligent life. He was also curious about the human brain. He believed that the development of brain science and artificial intelligence (AI), such as the establishment of the Allen Brain Research Institute, would bring about a new 21st century.
In 2018, Paul Allen passed away after a relapse of cancer. Paul Allen, who was deeply immersed in space, artificial intelligence, and brain science, and Bill Gates, trying to save lives by eradicating poverty and disease in the world. We are now in the 21st century, where space and technological advances dreamed of by the two geek geniuses who tried to have a good effect on humanity, and the virus pandemic they were trying to overcome at the same time.