Bill Gates was born as William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. Bill Gates was the son to William Henry Gates II who was an accountant. Bill Gates was also the son to Mary Maxwell Gates. Gates has one older sister named Kristi and one younger sister named Libby. At a young age Bill Gates parents had a buisness mind for him. At the age of thirteen Gates enrolled at Lakeside school an exclusive private school. Bill Gates aced every single class they taught and soon came to be one of the smartest kids in Lakeside school. In the eight grade the Mothers club bought an ASR-33 teletype terminal and a block of computer time on a general electric, (GE is computer time for schools students.) Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC and was excused from math to pursue his interest. After the experiece Gates had he wrote his first computer program on this machine on piece of paper: a game of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play against the computer. In 1972 Bill Gates and his best friend Paul Allen formed a venture caled Traf-O-Data, to make traffic counters based on Intel 8008 procesor. That year he made $20,000.