Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

About Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Company Description:


Microsoft Corporation is a linchpin in the global technology sector, recognized for its software, services, devices, and solutions that help both individuals and businesses realize their full potential. Operating through three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing, Microsoft has established itself as a leader in the realm of software infrastructure.

Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, Microsoft has grown to become a cornerstone of the technology industry, with its headquarters located in Redmond, Washington, United States.


Main Product(s):


Microsoft's diverse product range includes the Windows operating system, the Office suite, Edge browser, and Surface line of personal computers. The company has also made significant strides in cloud computing with its Azure platform, gaming through Xbox, and professional networking with LinkedIn.


Short History of Microsoft Corporation:


  • April 1975 – Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • November 1985 – Introduced Windows, its flagship operating system.
  • March 1986 – Microsoft went public.
  • May 2011 – Acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion.
  • February 2014 – Satya Nadella was appointed as CEO.
  • June 2016 – Acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.
  • December 2020 – Announced the development of Azure Quantum.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Satya NadellaChairman & CEO9.28MN/A1967
Mr. Bradford L. Smith LCAPresident & Vice Chairman3.59MN/A1959
Ms. Amy E. HoodExecutive VP & CFO3.45MN/A1972
Mr. Judson B. AlthoffExecutive VP & Chief Commercial Officer3.36MN/A1973
Mr. Christopher David YoungExecutive Vice President of Business Development, Strategy & Ventures2.46MN/A1972
Ms. Alice L. JollaCorporate VP & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1967
Mr. James Kevin ScottExecutive VP of AI & CTON/AN/A1972
Brett IversenVice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Hossein NowbarChief Legal OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Frank X. ShawChief Communications OfficerN/AN/AN/A

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