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Surprising Facts About Microsoft That Most People Don’t Know

Microsoft is one among the leading giants in the tech industry. Believe it or not, but Microsoft is everywhere. Being started as a startup in the 1970 till dominating the world from 1990 to its reinvention under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has a lot of facts to surprise the world.

Today, at FactWish, we have collected some of the surprising facts about the tech giant that will blow your mind. Lets get started.

1. The actual name of Microsoft was “Micro-Soft”, a combination of Microcomputer and Software. Later in 1976 hyphen was removed when company got registered.

The actual name of Microsoft was "Micro-Soft"

2. The popular windows OS made Bill Gates the youngest billionaire in 1987 at the age of 31 at that time.

The popular windows OS made Bill Gates the youngest billionaire in 1987 at the age of 31 at that time

3. Bill Gates was all set to launch Windows under the name “Interface Manager” before persuaded by an employee to change the name.

Bill Gates was all set to launch Windows under the name "Interface Manager" before persuaded by an employee to change the name

4. For every project, Microsoft has a code name associated with it.

For every project, Microsoft has a code name associated with it

5. There is a large collection of artistic work in Arts Gallery of Microsoft that includes painting, sculpture, photographs, ceramics and much more. The company believes that arts reduces stress and increases productivity.

There is a large collection of artistic work in Arts Gallery of Microsoft

6. Microsoft is among the very few companies that asks off beat questions in interview. Some of them are:

  • “Devise a way to make sure there is always milk in my fridge.”

  • “Show us an example with a website with great design.”

  • “How would you determine if a deck of cards is well or poorly shuffled?”

  • “Why would you not join Google?”

Microsoft is among the very few companies that asks off beat questions in interview

7. There is a culture in Microsoft according to which every employee has to bring M&M’s – colorful button-shaped chocolates for completing every work year at the company.

There is a culture in Microsoft according to which every employee has to bring M&M

8. By 2018, over 60,000 patents are registered by Microsoft itself.

By 2018, over 60,000 patents are registered by Microsoft itself

9. For many years Steve Jobs and Bill Gates worked together until Microsoft launched Windows as a competitor to Apple’s Mac OS.

For many years Steve Jobs and Bill Gates worked together

10. Microsoft serves free drinks, beverages and juices to its employees. On average, employees drink 23 million free beverages from the cafeteria each year of which mostly are milk and orange juice.

Microsoft serves free drinks, beverages and juices to its employees

11. Microsoft Headquarters is full of bunnies in the grasses. Once upon a time, some people dumped a bunch of pet bunnies on a grassy knoll, from then it has become a part of company’s culture.

Microsoft Headquarters is full of bunnies in the grasses

12. Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates earns nearly $250 every second. That’s roughly around $20 million a day and $7.8 billion a year.

Microsoft's founder Bill Gates earns nearly $250 every second

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