Satya Nadella’s Path from Computer-Science Student to CEO of Microsoft, Transforming it into a $3 Trillion Powerhouse
Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing faith in the company cofounded by Bill Gates.
How times have changed.
In January, as 56-year-old Nadella neared a decade in charge, Microsoft overtook Apple to become the world’s most valuable public company and is now worth about $3 trillion.
It’s a resurgence that’s been credited to his savvy embrace of partnerships, dedication to innovation, and considered leadership style.
Here’s how Nadella worked his way up the ranks of Microsoft and executed this startling turnaround.
This article has been updated since its original publication in 2016.