8 things worth knowing about Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

While it's never been considered a "cool" company, Microsoft is still a force—worth $300 billion, and Windows operating systems still run on a big chunk of the world's computers. While the profile of founder and former CEO Bill Gates still looms large, outgoing leader Steve Ballmer took the reins in 2000. And Tuesday, the board chose an internal candidate — 46-year-old Indian-American engineer Satya Nadella. He's only the third CEO in Microsoft's 38-year history.

For the uninitiated, here are eight things to know about Nadella.

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