Bill Gates Net Worth

Net Worth: $96.7 Billion
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Microsoft
  • Age:

    62
  • Birth Place:

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Melinda Gates)
  • Full Name:

    William Henry Gates III
  • Nationality:

    United States
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About William Henry Gates III

American business magnate, computer programmer, investor, philanthropist and author, Bill Gates has a net worth of $96.7 billion in July 2018. 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.

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Earnings 2017

Earning Turned Donation Jan. 2017
Estimated amount which has been donated to charity as of January 2017
$35,000,000,000

Earnings 2016

Asset 2016
Estimated market value of Bill Gates' Washington estate named Xanadu 2.0
$124,000,000
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