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Microsoft is among the most influential tech companies of the last half-century, and has helped usher the world into the tech-driven era of today. Founded in 1975 by friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft developed software for early personal computers, and by 1985, had announced the first version Microsoft Windows. Since then, the company has expanded into the world of gaming, with the Xbox, and completed several major acquisitions. Companies under the Microsoft umbrella include Skype, Minecraft, LinkedIn and GitHub, and the company is currently working through an acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard.
CEO: Satya Nadella
Dividend: $0.62, quarterly
MSFT stock history: Microsoft is a veteran among tech stocks, going public in 1986 with a share price of $21. Its dividend program began as an annual dividend in 2003, and the company started issuing quarterly dividends in 2004. Microsoft has experienced several stock splits in its history, though the most recent was a 2-for-1 stock split in February 2003, when the stock split from $48.30 to $24.96.