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Microsoft Goes Public

Microsoft IPOMarch 13, 1986

Ten years after the company’s founding, Microsoft Corporation stock goes public at $ 21 per share. The stock, which eventually closed at $ 27.75 a share, peaked at $ 29.25 a share shortly after the opening. It is said that the rising value of Microsoft stock has made an estimated 4 billionaires and 12,000 millionaires of Microsoft employees.

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