Microsoft Corporation
Type Public Company (NASDAQ): MSFT)
Founded Albuquerque, New Mexico (1975)
Location Redmond, Washington, USA
Key people Bill Gates, Founder & Chairman
Paul Allen, Founder
Satya Nadella, CEO
Industry Computer software, Computer hardware
Products Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows
Revenue Green up $77.85 billion United States Dollars (USD$) (2013)
No. of Employees 128,076 (As of 2013)
Website Official website



Microsoft, a company founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, is now one of the biggest software providers in the world.


First made famous by the original staff's MS-DOS, and later, Windows 1.0 (and then the more well known 1.01), Microsoft is now the dominant operating system on the computer market. Microsoft now has a diverse portfolio, focusing on both hardware and software. Microsoft has manufactured the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, and runs the Xbox Live digital platform.