It's often hard to tell which mega-company is really ruling the world. Sometimes it seems like Google has taken over, but then there's always old standby Microsoft waiting in the wings, ready to pounce with a new product or platform that will eventually leave all others in its wake. Founder (and ultimate computer geek) Bill Gates has become, depending on whom you believe, an embodiment of the American Dream -- or a cautionary tale of corrupting power. How much do you really know about Microsoft, from its humble beginnings to its current incarnation with 89,000 (!) employees?
Question 1 of 10
Bill Gates and his father founded Microsoft in 1975.
Question 2 of 10
Microsoft's logo is "Real solutions for real people."
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About 12,000 Microsoft employees have become billionaires.
Question 4 of 10
Microsoft Office made its debut in 1989.
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In 2000, a judge ruled that Microsoft was an "abusive monopoly."
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Microsoft made $600 billion in 2008.
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Steve Ballmer succeeded Bill Gates as Microsoft CEO in 1998.
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In 2001, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox, its first foray into the video-game market.
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Bill Gates retired from Microsoft in 2008 in order to fulfill his lifelong dream of traveling the world.
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