On Feb. 4, Microsoft named Satya Nadella its third chief executive in its 38-year history. Here’s a look at the Redmond, Wash., company’s history.
Bill Gates A Harvard dropout, Bill Gates started the company while he was in college, along with his childhood friend Paul Allen, in 1975. Gates has topped the Forbes 400 richest Americans list for 19 years in a row. /AP Buy Photo