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At the end of the ban, the four students offered to find bugs in CCC's software in exchange for extra computer time. Subsequently, Gates went to CCC's offices and studied source code for various programs that ran on the system, including programs in Fortran, Lisp, and machine language.
The arrangement with CCC continued until 1970, when the company went out of business. hired the four Lakeside students to write a payroll program in COBOL, providing them computer time and royalties.
Gates left Harvard after two years while Ballmer would stay and graduate magna cum laude.
Years later, Ballmer succeeded Gates as Microsoft's CEO.
The family encouraged competition; one visitor reported that "it didn't matter whether it was hearts or pickleball or swimming to the dock ...
there was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing".
The demonstration, held at MITS's offices in Albuquerque, was a success and resulted in a deal with MITS to distribute the interpreter as Altair BASIC.
Paul Allen was hired into MITS, Gates never returned to Harvard to complete his studies.
In 1975, Gates and Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company.
Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people, an index of the wealthiest documented individuals, excluding and ranking against those with wealth that is not able to be completely ascertained.
From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years, and held it consistently from March 2014–July 2017, with an estimated net worth of US.9 billion as of October 2017.
In reality, Gates and Allen did not have an Altair and had not written code for it; they merely wanted to gauge MITS's interest.
MITS president Ed Roberts agreed to meet them for a demo, and over the course of a few weeks they developed an Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer, and then the BASIC interpreter.