Legal Name: Microsoft Corporation 
Headquarters Regions: Redmond, Washington, United States
Founded Date: 4 April 1975
Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen
Number of Employees: 180000+
Company Type: For-Profit
Area served: United States of America and world
Products of Company: technology company
Net Worth in 2024: $1 Trillion

Human beings are a social being and we all feel good when we have someone we can rely on as a friend. Things get even better when the friends we have are so cooperative that they would be ready to work with us in bringing our dreams to reality. There are also friends who come up with viable ideas who ends up to bringing a change in our career life for good.

This is exactly what happened to Paul Allen and Bill Gates. A conversation between young men led to the birth of a powerful company that is now known worldwide. Microsoft has brought a great solutions and answers to many problems and questions that human beings had before it was invented.

For people who are new to Microsoft, this is a multinational technology company that was founded on 4th of April in 1975 and has got headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The company is responsible for developing and developing supports, licenses and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers among many others.

Its most famous software products include; the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Edge web browsers and the internet explorer among others. Microsoft Corporation has become so popular in the world and has been rated as one of the richest companies in the United States as well as in the whole world. It has been in control of the personal computer operating system market for some time now.

Well, how well do you know about Microsoft? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Microsoft’s net worth in 2024, wiki and complete details. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Microsoft to date.


It was on 4th of April in 1975 when Paul Allen and Bill Gates decided to develop and sell what they referred to as BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. The duos intention was to make money using their computer programming skills. In 1972, the two founded Traf-O-Data which vended a rudimentary computer good in tracking and analyzing automobile traffic data.

Allen decided to join Washington State University to pursue a degree in computer science while Bill Gates enrolled at Harvard University. Allen however decided to drop out of school and started working at Honeywell. Popular Electronics issued a January 1975 issue that featured Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) for Altair 8800 microcomputer which worked as a great inspiration for Allen and he suggested to them that they could program a BASIC interpreter that would work for the device.

Gates contacted MITS and informed them that he had a working interpreter. Luckily, they agreed to have him demonstrate it to them. Gates concentrated on working on the interpreter while Allen’s work was working on a simulator for the device. This was the beginning of their successful business as they moved from one level to the next.

In 1980, they started running the operating system (OS) that operated on its own version of Unix which was known as Xenix. Although this was okay, it was MS-DOS that solidified its dominance. In November 1980, they were offered a contract by IBM to provide them with a CP/M OS version products and they branded it as MS-DOS. However, upon receiving it, IBM decided to rebrand it to IBM PC DOS.


On 20th November 1985, they released Microsoft Windows as a graphical extension of their MS-DOS despite the fact that they had jointly started developing OS/2 from the contract they had signed with IBM in 1984 August. On 26th February in 1986, they moved the company’s headquarters from Bellevue to Redmond in Washington D.C. and in March 13th the same year, they went public. This resulted in rise in stock and as a result, they made four billionaires as well as 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.

On 2nd of April in 1987, they released their second version of OS known as OS/2 to OEMs or original equipment manufacturers. Due to their collision with IBM, the Federal Trade Commission examined Microsoft which marked the beginning of more than 10 years of legal clashes with the government. The company however didn’t stop there as they also continued working on Microsoft Windows NT.

Microsoft introduced their suite of Microsoft Office in 1990 which bundled separate applications like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft on 22nd May Microsoft Windows 3.0. Since then, they have launched many more software and to redefine what they already had in the market. Some of them include; Windows 95, online service MSN, Windows XP, Microsoft Mouse, Windows XP Professional N and Windows XP Home Edition N among many others. Microsoft Office 2007 was released in January 2007 which again was a great success.


Microsoft Corporation has been around for more than 20 years now. Apart from making the founders wealthy, during its formative years in 1986, they managed to produce 4 billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from their employees. The company has been able to grow for years now and has brought great different in the internet world. Although they had decided to venture into gaming world, they were attacked with many lawsuits which discouraged them and they quit. Currently, they are involved in smartphone industry.

Net Worth & Earnings of Microsoft in 2024

Microsoft Net Worth
Microsoft Net Worth

For the years Microsoft has been around, it has managed to raise its operating income at $53 billion. Their revenue is estimated at 143 billion, their net income is $44.3 billion, and total equity is $118.3 billion with total assets approximating at $301.3 billion. As of 2024, Their net worth is estimated at $1 trillion making it one of the wealthiest companies in the world.

Paul Allen and Bill Gates knew they could make a difference in the world with the skills they had in the music world. Today, they have not only benefitted from their ideas but also employed more than 166,000 employees and feeding many families.


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