Microsoft is an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services.

Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

Microsoft Corporation was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1974 and is based in Redmond, Washington. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online.

Microsoft provides information about reported bugs in their software to intelligence agencies of the United States government, prior to the public release of the fix. A Microsoft spokesperson has stated that the corporation runs several programs that facilitate the sharing of such information with the U.S. government.

Microsoft ranked #30 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list.


Microsoft in the News:

Microsoft market cap hits $600 billion for first time since dot-com boom
Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches
Microsoft retiring Office Mix in 2018, baking add-in features into PowerPoint



  • Year founded: 1974
  • Funding Info: Microsoft has acquired over 200 organizations as well as made around 100 investments to date!
  • Yearly Revenue: 110.4 billion USD 2018
  • Employee Size: 10000+
  • Business Valuation: Mkt Cap: $834.78B as of Aug 10, 2018
  • City/Town: Redmond
  • State: Virginia
  • Country: United States
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