Bill Gates owns 8% of Microsoft stock and is its single largest shareholder...(most of this wealth is locked up in the stock but his cost basis must be negligible as compared to Microsoft's stock price after 8 splits). Steve Jobs does not hold so much of Apple's stock.
How do u think computers would be today if bill gates and steve jobs still worked?
I'm not too sure they really "worked" together. It was more like Steve Jobs stealing technology from Xerox, which was in turn stolen by Bill Gates. Then Bill Gates beat Jobs to the PC market with Windows.
Now if those two great minds did in fact work together throughout recent computer history, then I don't think we would have come as far as we have. Them going in separate directions paved the way for a much more diverse industry, instead of building on the same technology and ideas, which would have kept computer technology more streamlined.
Who would make a better president Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, who would you vote for?
At least Bill is a philanthropist. He and his wife have set up the Bill Gates foundation for malaria research.
Steve Jobs hasn't really done much for society and he prefers to keep to himself. I'd vote for Gates anyday.
There are 2 types of inventions/breakthroughs in science and human knowledge.
The first is an inevitable breakthrough. For example - The telephone, the patent for which was given in practically at the same time by 2 different people while others were working on developing it and fell behind. It was just a matter of time until it'd get to that. Same goes for practically all inventions throughout human history - The human knowledge keeps advancing and builds one atop of the other - A person has a breakthrough, then many others follow it and develop something better or something completely unrelated based on the previous technology, idea or thought. For most inventions - It's just a matter of time.
The other type is unique extraordinary breakthroughs which have nothing to do with any previous knowledge or theory. An example would Einstein's theory of relativity which redefined the whole human knowledge of physics and the universe. To come up with something so extraordinary as the theory of relativity, it would certainly take a true strike of genius and completely unorthodox thought to achieve - Not to mention going against everything humanity knows as fact.
The inventions which Bill Gates and Steve Jobs introduced were inevitable. Computers were getting smaller and smaller, as well as more sophisticated. Same goes for software.
As for Bill and windows - Linux is based on Unix which was invented decades before Windows came to be so in the long run, without Bill - There might have even been a better operating system used by the masses. Also, Windows is based on Dos and Dos had nothing to do with Bill Gates - Except him buying it and reselling it for a higher price.
As for personal computers - There were many competitors to Steve Jobs' apple and Macintosh - Such as the TRS-80 or the Commodore PET. Many other PCs came even long before that.
Also, most of the technologies of Microsoft's products were actually bought from existing external companies, where as Steve simply takes a certain product market that already exists and designs a product to dominate that market.
All in all - Those 2 contributed A LOT to the world, but had they never existed, it would just be a matter of time until whatever their companies created would be created by others instead. As a mild believer in the butterfly theory, there's no doubt the world would look very different nowadays without Bill and Steve. The question is.. would it be worse?
I really don't know.
Why am I posting this then? Well it's because i think you'd do better picking a politician. Like Nixon and him buying dogs for children with campaign money. It's a lot easier (I think) to pick apart a politician's speech than another's speech. And you need to write 8-10 pages. There are plenty of good political orators out there. Thinking a person is a good orator does not mean that you necessarily have to agree with their politics. I've heard people talk about Hitler's good oratory skills as an explanation on how he was able to woo such an intelligent country and have it follow an evil agenda.
Just some advice.
Good luck with whatever you end up doing.
Why do so many people hate Bill Gates, but not Steve Jobs?
Many people are jealous of Bill Gates because he is the richest man in the world. The people that supposedly hate him probably have never even met him or even really know anything about him. Actually Bill Gates is a very generous man. The people that you have listed are leaders of the computer business and I doubt that they got where they are by being nerds or introverts.