June 11, 1980: Steve Ballmer Joins Microsoft

Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer

1980 – Otherwise known as “The 24th Man” (to join Microsoft, that is), Steve Ballmer came on as Microsoft’s first Business Manager. He made only $50k and stock options. Of course 30 years later, Steve succeeded Bill Gates as CEO of the Redmond based software company.

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First Cameraphone picture
First Cameraphone picture

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