Microsoft Corporation holds its initial public offering of stock shares.

It Happened on
March 14, 1986

Microsoft Corporation, one of the technology industry's giants, went public with its initial public offering (IPO) on March 13, 1986. Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the company had already made a significant impact on the personal computer industry with its MS-DOS operating system. The IPO, which took place on the NASDAQ stock exchange, was priced at $21 per share.

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Paul Allen

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Bill Gates

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