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Bill Gates' Net Worth

Bill Gates' net worth is over $125 billion dollars.

Bill Gates is the founder and now retired CEO of Microsoft. Outside of Microsoft, Gates has a very successful foundation called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on bridging the gap between private & public sector philanthropies. 

Early Life and Education

Bill Gates, the son of Mary & William H. Gates Sr, was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. Gates has two sisters, Kristianne (older) and Libby (younger). His mother was a teacher turned philanthropist, and his father was a very successful lawyer. His mother, May, died in 1994 at the age of 64. HIs father passed in 2020 at the age of 94. 

When he was was a kid, Bill Gates was a passionate reader who would spend hours reading through various books and encyclopedias. 

At the age of 13, Gates was sent to Seattle’s prestigious Lakeside School for prep work. His two best subjects were math and science, but he also enjoyed acting and English.  

Bill’s interest in electronics was sparked during his time at Lakeside School, as he was given the opportunity to use a computer as part of a program with a The Mother’s Club. Using BASIC, he developed a tic-tac-toe software that allowed people to compete against the machine.

Bill was a Lakeside High School graduate in 1973. His accomplishments as a graduate were many, but one of the most impressive was his  SAT score of 1590 out of 1600, a testament to his genius that would later make him one of the richest people in the world. 

Gates would later go on to dropout of Harvard, joining the ranks of other successful entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Tony Robbins who also dropped out or did not go to college. 

Professional Life

During his time in high school, Gates would meet a man by the name of Paul Allen.

After a combination of successful projects spanning a variety of computer-based programs,  Gates  and Allen would create ‘Micro-Soft’ in 1975. Just a year later, this company would be renamed to what we know it to be today – Microsoft. 

By the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gates and Allen were solidifying Microsoft as a powerful software in the computer industry. This was right around the time when other household names like Intel, IBM, and Apple were becoming leaders in the space.  

IBM was one of the first adopters of Microsoft’s software, which would later become a leading software in most PCs built during the 1980s.  

During Gates’ tenure, Microsoft would bring life-changing products to market – notably the  Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office,  Outlook, XBOX and XBOX One, Windows Surface, and Surface Pro, and acquired the popular business networking site LinkedIn. 

With that being said, Microsoft isn’t the only reason why Bill Gates’ net worth is so high. He is also an incredibly successful investor focused on projects geared towards sustainable futures for the planet. 

Investment Portfolio

Bill Gates’ Net Worth is largely tied into his investment portfolio holdings. 

As of 2022, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is worth around $35 Billion. He owns 22 separate companies, and his top position is in fellow billionaire Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway. He also has positions in power house companies like Walmart & Google. 

Gates’ portfolio moves have also been under question lately, as he has disclosed a $500 Million short position against Elon Musk’s company, Tesla. 

How Much Does Bill Gates Make a Day?

Bill Gates has added over $5 Billion to his net worth in 2022. 

This would mean he makes over $13.5 Million a day, $570K an hour, and nearly $160 per second!

What is Melinda Gates' Net Worth?

As the biggest global private philanthropic organization with holdings of a little over $50 billion, CNBC estimates that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has channeled most of the Gates family’s money.

Melinda Gates’ Net Worth would be over $65 billion if the duo shared their money evenly.  Melinda received approximately $2.4 billion in assets from Bill’s investing firm the same day they announced their separation, according to Forbes. The Gates family’s remaining fortune has yet to be determined.

Even though Bill Gates is no longer the richest person in the world, he still has an impressive net worth. Gates is known for his philanthropy work and for being a technological pioneer.

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