En wikipedia viene algo de historia, no sé que tanto ocupes pero esto contesta tu pregunta:
The original Microsoft Office PowerPoint was developed by Bob Gaskins and software developer Dennis Austin as Presenter for Forethought, Inc. .
Forethought released PowerPoint 1.0 in April 1987 for the Apple Macintosh. It ran in black and white, generating text-and-graphics pages for overhead transparencies. A new full color version of PowerPoint shipped a year later after the first color Macintosh came to market.
Microsoft Corporation purchased Forethought and its PowerPoint software product for $14 million on July 31, 1987. In 1990 the first Windows versions were produced for Windows 3.0. Since 1990, PowerPoint is included in Microsoft Office suite of applications -- except for the Basic Editions of the suite.
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