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Ballmer, Steven A.

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Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Business Executives, Businessmen

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1956 - Born on the 24th of March in Detroit, Michigan.

 

1973 - Graduated from Detroit Country Day School with a grade point average of 4.0 and was the valedictorian of his class.

 

1977 - Graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied mathematics and economics.

 

Ballmer worked for two years at Procter & Gamble as an assistant product manager.

 

1980 - Became Microsoft's 24th employee and the first business manager hired by Gates.

 

1981 - He was owned 8% of the Microsoft when it becomes incorporated.

 

Headed several divisions within Microsoft, including Operating Systems Development, Operations, and Sales and Support.

 

1998 - He was promoted to president of Microsoft.

 

2000 - Chief executive officer when Gates stepped down from that position.

 

Ballmer married Connie Snyder (a Microsoft employee) and has three children.

 

2004 - He made headlines by claiming that the most common format of music on iPods is "stolen".

 

2006 - Forbes magazine ranked Ballmer as the 24th richest person in the world

 

 

 


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