Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

. Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

. Microsoft is the US's second-largest company by market cap.

 Microsoft's Windows operating system runs on 1.6 billion active devices in 2022.

. Microsoft Office 365 controls nearly half of the office productivity software market.

. Microsoft launched Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005.

Microsoft announced plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks on July 20, 2004.

. Microsoft commits to helping 25 million people acquire new digital skills.

 Microsoft announces it will replenish more water than it consumes by 2030.

The top shareholders of Microsoft are Satya Nadella, Bradford L. Smith, Jean-Philippe Courtois, Vanguard Group, BlackRock, and State Street.