Bill Gates Net Worth in 2017: $79.2 billion
Full name: William Henry "Bill" Gates III
Date of birth: 1955-10-28 (61 years)
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Residence: Washington, U.S.
Citizenship: United States
Marital Status: Married
Education: Harvard University ( Drop Out )
Salary: $- / year
Ethnicity: English, German, Scots-Irish
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Bill Gates biography
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Bill Gates has a Net Worth of $79.2 Billion due to his successful career as an Internet Entrepreneur and investor
Bill Gates is the co-founder of the giant software Microsoft and he is currently the richest man in the world.
Since the foundation of Microsoft in 1975 and until 2000, Bill Gates was the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest PC software company.
From 2000 to 2006, Bill Gates was the Chairman and the Chief Software Architect of Microsoft and as of February 2014 the American Internet Entrepreneur is no longer a full time worker at the world’s largest PC software company.
Now, Bill Gates is offering all of his time and energy to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by his wife, Melissa.
Although, most of Bill Gates’ current net worth comes from Microsoft, the American Internet entrepreneur also receives an impressive income from other business ventures and investments.
Bill Gates acquires an impressive income from companies like TerraPower, bgC3, Cascade Investments LLC, Corbis or ResearchGate.
In 2013, Bill Gates had a $2.9 billion stake in Republic Services, the second largest waste disposal company in the world, a $277.8 million stake in Coca Cola Femsa and a $13 billion stake in Microsoft.
In the same year, he also had a $4.8 billion in the Canadian National Railway, a $40.7 billion stake in Cascade Investments, a $2.9 billion stake in Ecolab, a $2.2 billion stake in Corbis Corp., a $2.7 billion stake in Deere & Company through Cascades Investments and a $883.2 million stake in Grupo Televisa.
In the year of 2014, the American Internet entrepreneur had a total net worth ( Microsoft and other business ventures ) of $72 billion.
Bill Gates Net Worth 2015
In 2015, Bill Gates has a net worth of $79.2 billion and he is currently the richest man in the world.
The American Internet entrepreneur owns a remarkable residence named Xanadu 2.0. This is an ultra-modern residence with 6 kitchens, 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms and other luxurious features. The residence also has 23-car garages and it’s valued at $123 million.
Besides his estate, Bill Gates owns a luxurious yacht valued at $330 million, a 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe, a customized Porsche 911 Carrera, a Porsche 930, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express private jet and of course, the largest island in the Republic of Belize called the Grand Bogue Caye.
The American Internet entrepreneur is also a passionate collector. He owns in his luxurious residence painting of Winslow Homer ( $36 million ), a painting of George Bellows ( $28 million ), a painting of Frederick Childe Hassam ( $20 million ), a painting of William Merritt Chase ( $10 million ), a painting of Andrew Wythe ( $5 million ) and the the Codex Leicester ( $30.8 million ).
Besides his impressive assets, Bill Gates is also known for his charity work. He and his wife, Melissa founded in 1994 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic foundation.
The American Internet entrepreneur also created the Giving Pledge organization. This organization encourages rich people from U.S. to donate most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
So how much is Bill Gates worth? All of his hard work took Bill Gates Net Worth 2015 to $79.2 Billion
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