The start of an empire!

I’m using one of their magic boxes to type this fun fact.  According to History dot com, it was on April 4 in 1975 that childhood friends Paul Alan and Bill Gates formed Microsoft.   Originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Microsoft relocated to Washington State in 1979. The company licensed it’s MS-DOS operating system to IBM for use in it’s personal computer that debuted in 1981.  In 1985 Windows was introduced to the world, in 1986 Microsoft went public at $21 a share raising 61 million dollars.  The following year, 1987, 31-year-old Gates became the world’s youngest billionaire.  If you had purchased on thousand shares of Microsoft in 1986, an investment of $21,000, it would be worth about 1.7 million dollars today.  Listen to the podcast here;