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Ballmer, Steven A.

Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Business Executives, Businessmen

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