Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is the world leader in computing software. The most popular Microsoft products are the Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Microsoft also produces popular hardware products, such as the Microsoft mouse and the XBox video games product line. They also have significant entertainment holdings, such as MSNBC and msn.com. With over 70,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over $44 Billion, Microsoft is a leader in the global tech industry.