Top 10 People Behind Microsoft

Updated on 5 Feb, 2014 at 3:05 pm


Microsoft is an American multinational with its headquarters in Washington. The corporation was founded by Bill Gates along with Paul Allen. It is one of the world’s most valuable companies that develops licensed operating system and supports many software products. Microsoft was established to develop BASIC interpreters for different systems. It is one of the leaders in the personal computer operating system market today. But there were certain people behind Microsoft who made all this possible. Here is a look.


10. Eric Rudder:

Eric Rudder is Executive Vice-president Advanced Strategy. He is the person responsible for Microsoft’s technical policy engagements with the governments of different countries. He looks into the development of new technology, carving out new partnerships and charting out new technical plans. Eric has also worked as the vice president of technical strategy department with Bill Gates. He also assists him in networking, development and operational tools.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

9. Tony Bates:


Tony Bates is the Executive Vice-president Business Development, Strategy and Evangelism president of the Skype division of Microsoft. He is the person responsible for developing the company’s direction and strategy. Tony also has a rich professional experience as he has previously served at Cisco and YouTube. Bates is an expert on internet technologies. He has been a driving force behind many technological innovations at Microsoft. Tony has a combined leadership experience of more than 20 years.


8. Terry Myerson:

Terry Myerson is the Executive Vice President of Operating Systems. He looks after the marketing and sales of Microsoft software. He is responsible for the services division of windows phone all over the world. He has also been involved in development of software for the Microsoft phone in the past.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

7. Peter Klein:

Peter Klein was the Chief Financial Officer. He looked into the worldwide financial operations of Microsoft such as tax planning, accounting, reporting, internal audit and investor relations. He has also served as a corporate vice president and CFO of Microsoft’ business division. Currently Klein is serving WME on the same profile.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

6. Kurt DelBene:

Kurt DelBene was the president of Microsoft office division. He handled the development of global productivity strategies and also looked after engineering and marketing functions. He was directly involved in the development of various MS products including Office 365, exchange, share point and lync. Currently, DelBene is trying to help make Obamacare a success.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

5. Lisa Brummel:

Lisa is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Microsoft Corporation. She has an expertise in working with home and retail division, where she, in the past, developed Microsoft’s line of consumer hardware, software and Macintosh products. Business Insider once mentioned her as the most ‘universally hated’ executive.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

4. Satya Nadella:

Satya Nadella is the president of servers and tool business at Microsoft. He was the person in charge of the technical vision, strategy, operations, and marketing for Microsoft’s $15 billion business. The principal tool behind Microsoft’s platform and developer tools, Satya Nadella was appointed company’s CEO on February 4, 2014.

Satya Nadella CEO Microsoft

3. Steve Ballmer:

Steve Ballmer was the former CEO of the organization. A Harvard university graduate Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980 and since then passionately added his valuable experience to the brand. He is known to be a great motivator and constantly keeps guiding his team. Steve was the 30th employee of the Microsoft and the first business manager appointed by Bill Gates.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

2. Paul Allen:

Paul Allen is an American investor, philanthropist and the co-founder of Microsoft. He was personally involved in developing many computer software systems and applications in the initial days. Presently, Allen has personal businesses in real estate, technology media, sports and content companies.

Top 10 people behind Microsoft

1.  Bill Gates:

William Henry “Bill’’ Gates was the former CEO and current chairman of the organization. He is one of the wealthiest persons in the world and a renowned philanthropist. This Harvard university dropout holds maximum number of shares in the company. The reason why Bill Gates tops this list is simple: the world knows him as the man who made Microsoft.


Top 10 people behind Microsoft

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