Steve Ballmer is the high-wattage previous CEO of Microsoft, who drove the organisation from 2000 to 2014. He joined Microsoft in 1980 as worker No. 30 in the wake of exiting Stanford’s MBA program. Ballmer directed Microsoft at a troublesome time, after the primary website crash and through endeavours to get Google in hunt and Apple in cell phones. The exact year he resigned from Microsoft, he purchased the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. He has inclined up his charity since 2014, putting over $2 billion into a contributor exhorted store, with an emphasis on lifting Americans out of destitution. In 2018, he put $59 million in Social Solutions, which made programming for not-for-profits and government organizations[1].

Basic InformationSteve Ballmer
NationalityThe United States of America
Date of Birth24th March 1956
Place of BirthDetroit Michigan, United States of America
Date of DeathAlive
Age64 years old
Net worth$79.5 Billion
College / UniversityHarvard University (BA), Stanford University (MBA)
OccupationInvestor and Businessman
Career11th June 1980- Present
Other WorksDirector of Accenture Ltd, Apple iPhone, Free and open-source software, Google, philanthropy
Famous forFormer CEO of Microsoft
SpouseConnie Snyder (marriage 1990)
Today in Apple history Steve Ballmer freaks out, stomps employee iPhone
Today in Apple history Steve Ballmer freaks out, stomps employee iPhone

Early Life and Education:

Steve Ballmer was born on 24th March 1956, in Detroit, to Beatrice Dworkin and Frederick Henry Ballmer. He has a sister, Shelly. His dad was a supervisor at the Ford Motor Company, and his family was a well-to-do one. Ballmer is of Swiss and Jewish nationality[2].


He went to the Detroit Country Day School on a grant and graduated with an ideal score of 800 on the numerical segment of the SAT. At that point, he selected at Harvard College from where he graduated magna cum Laude with an A.B. in applied science and financial aspects in 1977. While concentrating there he became companions with Bill Gates, an individual understudy[2].

Ballmer adored games and was a supervisor for the Harvard Crimson football crew. He additionally chipped away at The Harvard Crimson paper just as the Harvard Advocate [2].

Started Career from Proctor and Gamble:

In the wake of finishing his schooling, he joined Procter and Gamble as an associate item administrator, a post he held for a very long time. At that point, he joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1979[2].

Bill Gates Companion of Steve Ballmer:

Ballmer’s college companion Bill Gates had exited school to help establish Microsoft. After finishing his first year at the business college, Ballmer moved toward his companion expecting a late spring position at his organisation. Gates rather requested that Ballmer accept an everyday position dealing with the organisation’s tasks [2].

Joining of Microsoft with Partnership:

In 1980, Ballmer left the Stanford Graduate School of Business and joined Microsoft in June, turning into the main business chief to be employed by Gates. Probably the soonest job was to enrol capable workers for the developing firm.

Steve Ballmer Career advice from Clippers owner, ex-Microsoft CEO
Steve Ballmer Career advice from Clippers owner, ex-Microsoft CEO

Notwithstanding not being a developer himself, Ballmer had the skill to distinguish potential ability. Before long, Microsoft signed an agreement to make a working framework for IBM’s new line of PCs [2].

The fellow benefactors of the organisation, Gates and his accomplice Paul Allen, busied themselves with the specialised parts of the organisation while Ballmer appointed the obligation of taking care of the business[2].

The decision of Ballmer into a Corporate Structure:

Ballmer redesigned Microsoft’s organisation into a corporate structure in 1981 after the organisation joined. Gates came to hold 53 percent of the value, Allen 35 per cent, and Ballmer 8 per cent. He likewise built up an investment opportunity plan for the representatives[2].

During the mid-1980s, Allen turned out to be sick with malignancy and left the organisation in 1983. Presently it was simply Gates and Ballmer accountable for the company. Ballmer drove the improvement of the working framework, the centre of the organisation’s business, during the 1980s[2].

Rising of the Microsoft Company:

The year 1986 denoted a significant point in Ballmer’s vocation. Microsoft turned into a publicly held organisation and Ballmer turned into a multimillionaire. The achievement of the organisation determined by the accomplishment of the Microsoft Office set-up of utilizations, including word-preparing, bookkeeping page, and introduction programming [2].

Executive Vice President of Sales and Support:

Throughout the following quite a long while he held many significant situations in the organisation and in February 1992, he made the Executive Vice President, Sales, and Support. In this position, he drove the improvement of the (. dot) NET Framework [2].

President of the Microsoft Company:

Billionaire Steve Ballmer started out making only $50,000 at Microsoft
Billionaire Steve Ballmer started out making only $50,000 at Microsoft

In July 1998 he elevated to President of Microsoft, a position he held till February 2001. Ballmer formally named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2000[2].

As CEO, Ballmer dealt with the organisation funds and day by day tasks. Under his initiative, Microsoft extended its item reach to incorporate items, for example, electronic game support framework Xbox and the Zune group of versatile media players [2].

Microsoft Registered Amazing Expansion:

Microsoft registered an amazing expansion in benefits during Ballmer’s residency as CEO. The enterprise’s yearly income flooded from $25 billion to $70 billion, while its overall gain expanded 215 per cent to $23 billion. Ballmer announce his retirement in 2013 and resigned from the job of CEO of Microsoft in February 2014. He ventured down from the organisation Board of Directors in August 2014[2].

Awards, Achievements and Personal Life:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy made Steve Ballmer a Knight of the Legion of Honour in Paris. He wedded Connie Snyder in 1990. They have three children. Both Ballmer and his significant other are dynamic on the altruistic front and accounted for to have given $50 million to the University of Oregon in 2014[2].

Philanthropic Works:

In 1994, Ballmer and Bill Gates together gave $10 million to Harvard University’s software engineering division.

Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer, Wife Connie Donate $25M for Coronavirus relief
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer, Wife Connie Donate $25M for Coronavirus relief

In 2014, Ballmer again gave cash to Harvard University’s software engineering office to empower it to employ new personnel. In 2014, Ballmer gave $50 million to the University of Oregon with the end goal of grants, general wellbeing exploration and support, and outside marking/correspondences[2].

Steve and Connie Ballmer have pledged more than $25 million to aid in coronavirus relief. The donation involves about $10 Million pledge to the University of Washington Medicine’s Emergency Response Fund to to speed up testing for the corona virus Vaccine[3].


Steven A. Ballmer is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world’s driving maker of programming for individual and business processing.

Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the principal business supervisor employed by Bill Gates. From that point forward, Ballmer’s authority and energy have become signs of his residency at the organisation. He did a lot of things for the Microsoft company and its products.


1.            13th January 2021; Available from: Forbes.

2.            13th January 2021; Available from: thefamouspeople.

3. 14th April 2021; Available from: bleacherreport.

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