The amount of money that Bill Gates has right now is enormous. So how much money does he actually have?
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has an insane net worth of around one hundred billion dollars.
William Henry Gates Ⅲ was born to Bill Gates Sr. and Mary Gates on October 28th, 1955, with a definite knack to make money.
Bill was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and became very close friends with Paul Allen.
Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and held many positions.
Bill Gates was the CEO, Chairmen, Chief Software Architect, and even the President.
Later they co-founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, Mexico, in 1975.
Recently, Paul Allen died on October 15, 2018, but that has not stopped Bill Gates.
Many people recognize him as the world’s most successful entrepreneur.
We Live In A World Of Giants
This world that we call home hosts thousands of giants, in terms of wealth and power.
Earth, as we know it, is very modern compared to previous centuries.
For example, kings in other eras did not have air conditioning or toilets. These are now bare necessities in some countries, even for the poor.
Even though Mr. Gates himself is not a president or ruler of a country, he still has money and influence like one, maybe even more.
Bill Gates currently has about $110,400,000,000 in estimated net worth.
That’s a lot of money.
If you had that much money, you could buy…
368000 Shares of Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett’s Company)
1840 Private Jets
Think of all that stuff.
He makes over 1 million dollars an hour, and about 33 million per day.
If you spent 1 dollar (assuming you were an average American), that would be the same as Bill Gates spending around 1 million dollars.
He Didn’t Finish College
A lesser-known fact about Bill was that he didn’t finish college.
At first, before he dropped out, he attended Harvard, which was not easy.
You would naturally think that his college grades would be straight A’s, but that’s not true.
On one of Bill’s college first tests, he got a B, which he probably was not expecting at all.
His hardships kept coming through college, and he eventually quit.
Unknowingly, this is what started his long career of money-making, he went against the cultural norm and became a great success.
Bill and Melinda Gates have three children.
Jennifer Katharine, Rory John, and Phoebe Adele.
Jennifer is the eldest, followed by Rory and Phoebe being the youngest.
Jennifer Katharine Gates
Jennifer is currently 22 years old and was born in Medina, Washington.
She particularly enjoys horseback riding and has participated in the Winter Equestrian Festival, competing against 2,300 other riders.
It is strange, knowing that Bill Gates is worth over 100 billion dollars that his children will probably only inherit from him a few million dollars, according to Scoopify.org.
Right now, she is most likely making quite a lot of money from just her social media accounts.
Rory John Gates
Rory John Gates is the second oldest child, as I said before.
He is currently worth an estimated 50 million, according to wealthypersons.com.
His parents both say that they want his upbringing to be as close to normal as possible, despite Rory’s parents’ enormous amount of wealth.
Phoebe Adele Gates
Phoebe Adele Gates is the youngest of her two other siblings.
She was born on September 14, 2002; Phoebe is currently 18 years old.
Phoebe attended an elite school in Washington.
How Bill Gates Made His Money
Bill Gates is best known for his vast amounts of money, but did you know how he made all of his money?
He told his teacher about his assets before he even had them, “When [Bill] still went to school, he boasted to his teacher that he will be a millionaire by the age of 30. Indeed, he was a billionaire by the age of 31.” Says Live-Counter.com.
He was more than right!
Some of his first run-ins with coding began back when he was in school.
Bill helped his school with was coding a scheduling plan for the academy’s classes.
His coding was probably a tremendous help to the school; if he had not made the scheduling program, it would have most likely cost the school a large amount of money to pay someone else to code it.
Rumor has it that he tweaked the code a little bit. This way, he could have classes with his pick of people in it.
This first significant programming job kickstarted his career of life long programming.
The Stock Market
Warren Buffett is probably one of the most well-known shareholders in the stock market right now, but did you know that Bill Gates also owns a few shares.
Currently, he is the owner of Cascade Investments and shareholder of the Canadian Railroad Company along with John Deere & Co., which is a top-rated agricultural company.
Microsoft is Bill Gates’s most recognized company, which is his primary source of income.
He stepped down from Chairmen in February, 2014 and now works full time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Microsoft is known to many people, locally and internationally, as one of the tech giants in the world.
Did you know that Microsoft was so big, at one point, that it started to violate government laws?
“United States v. Microsoft Corporation, 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001), was a noted American antitrust law case in which the U.S. government accused Microsoft of illegally maintaining its monopoly position in the PC market primarily through the legal and technical restrictions it put on the abilities of PC manufacturers (OEMs) and users to uninstall Internet Explorer and use other programs such as Netscape and Java. At trial, the district court ruled that Microsoft’s actions constituted unlawful monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed most of the district court’s judgments.” -Wikipedia
Here’s the whole article, United States v. Microsoft Corp.
Did you know that?
Bill Gates was also sued for a variety of other things, including for his vaccine killing people in India (Bill Gates Faces Trial in India for Illegally Testing Tribal Children with Vaccines).
He’s Not The Richest
Some people still think Bill Gates is the wealthiest person in the world, and that used to be accurate, but recently he was surpassed by Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, took the place of the world’s most prosperous man in October 2017.
Currently, he’s valued at “$258,399,564,928.03 as of 8:00 pm August 11, 2020 EST. Bezos is the richest man in the world and also in recent history.” – Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth Today: $262.35 Billion – August 2020.
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