In February 1976 Gates wrote an Open Letter to Hobbyists in the MITS newsletter saying that MITS could not continue to produce distribute and maintain high-quality software without payment. They have three children: daughters Jennifer Katharine (b. 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.
Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. In the later stages of his career Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation establiBill Gatesd in 2000. During his career at Microsoft Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect and remains the largest individual shareholder with 6.