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Bill Gates Net Worth

Bill Gates Net Worth

Net Worth: $90 Billion

  • Source of Wealth Microsoft
  • Birth Place Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Melinda Gates)
  • Full Name William Henry Gates III
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth October 28, 1955
  • Ethnicity English, German, Scots-Irish
  • Occupation Chairman of Microsoft, Businessman, Investor
  • Education Dropout, Harvard University
  • Children 3 (Jennifer Katharine, Phoebe Adele, Rory John)
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About Bill Gates

American business magnate, computer programmer, investor, philanthropist and author, Bill Gates has a net worth of $90 billion in December 2017, according to Bloomberg. The software giant and current richest person in the world co-founded the largest computer software company in the world, Microsoft, with Paul Allen.

The company officially established on April 4, 1975, with Bill Gates as the CEO.¬† He stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2008, to concentrate with his charity work through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A charitable foundation he founded with his wife, Melinda. He is now the world’s second-richest person and United States’ richest person.

Since becoming billionaire, Bill Gates has since donated over $28 billion to charities and encouraged over 40 of the world’s wealthiest to sign his “Giving Pledge,” aim to donate the majority of their wealth to charity during their lifetimes. He started giving to charity in 1999, when he donated $16 billion in Microsoft stock to his family foundation. With Warren Buffett as one of the biggest donor, the foundation is now one of the biggest philanthropic institution in the world.

His charity tackles AIDS, tuberculosis, polio and funds famine-resistant crops to fight hunger mostly in Africa.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Bill Gates's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earning Turned Donation Jan. 2017

Estimated amount which has been donated to charity as of January 2017

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Asset 2016

Estimated market value of Bill Gates' Washington estate named Xanadu 2.0

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Purchase value of Bill Gates' Rancho Paseana which he acquired from Jenny Craig

Earnings 2013 $72 Billion
Asset 2013

Stake in Grupo Televisa

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Stake in Coca Cola Femsa

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Stake in Republic Services, one of the largest waste disposal companies in the world

Asset 2013

Stake in the Montreal-based Canadian National Railway

Asset 2013

Stake in Microsoft

Asset 2013

Stake in Cascade Investments

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Stake in Corbis Corp.

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8% stake in Industrial agricultural manufacturer, Deere & Company through Cascades Investments

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Stake in Ecolab, a global provider and manufacturer of sanitary products for a variety of industries and groups

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Asset 2012

Estimated value of his house and land in Medina, Washington

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Bonus 2006

Bonus from his investments

Salary 2006

Salary from his investments

Earnings 2006

Earnings from investments outside Microsoft

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