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Bill Gates changes his role at Microsoft
WAP2000011397 - 13 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Steve Ballmer, President of Microsoft Corp., shown in this Microsoft handout photo, was promoted to President and CEO of Microsoft, January 13. Ballmer will overtake management of the company from Bill Gates who will become Chairman and Chief Software Architect so he can concentrate more effort on internet software. jr/HO UPI
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Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer (born March 24, 1956) has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. As of 2011, his personal wealth is estimated at US$14.5 billion, ranking number 46 on the Forbes list of billionaires.

Ballmer was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Swiss-American father and a Jewish American mother. He grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In 1973, he graduated from Detroit Country Day School, a private college preparatory school in Beverly Hills, Michigan, and now sits on its board of directors. In 1977, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in mathematics and economics.

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