By Marc Aronson
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670063482, 192pp.)
Publication Date: December 26, 2008
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Bill Gates is many things: the richest person in the world; the ruthless businessman who co-founded Microsoft and led it to domination of the computer software industry; and now, the leading global philanthropist. When Gates was born in 1955, no one in the world owned a personal computer. A window had a pane of glass. A mouse was a rodent. As a teenager, Gates realized how computers were about to change the world, and made his fortune by riding that wave; modern teens look to him as their model of how technology can be turned into wealth. Marc Aronson’s biography is a probing portrait of a man whose name is a household word.
Marc Aronson is the author of a wide variety of non- fiction titles. He is the recipient of the LMP Award for editing, as well as the 2006 ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.