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Net worth of Bill Gates

๐Ÿ’ฐ $131.1B as of April 13, 2024

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Name
Bill Gates
Born
October 28, 1955 (age 68)
Source
Microsoft
Industry
Technology
When Gates was a kid, he spent so much time reading that his parents finally forbade him from bringing books to the dinner table. Gates took a break from classes his senior year in high school to do programming with his friend Paul Allen at a power plant in North Bonneville, Washington.
Bill Gates turned his fortune from software firm Microsoft into diversified holdings including investments in zero-carbon energy. In May 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates each announced on Twitter they were ending their marriage after 27 years. They still co-chair the charitable Gates Foundation. Gates, who cofounded Microsoft with Paul Allen (d.2018) in 1975, transferred at least $6 billion worth of shares in public companies to Melinda as part of the divorce settlement. As of March 2020, when Gates stepped down from the Microsoft board, he owned about 1.3% software and computing company's shares. He has invested in dozens of companies including Republic Services and Deere & Co., and is one of the largest owners of farmland in the U.S. To date, Gates has donated more than $59 billion to the Gates Foundation, including a $20 billion gift announced in July 2022. Most of his early donations were gifts of Microsoft stock.
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