Bill Gates Net Worth

Sloane | August 13, 2013






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Bill-Gates-Plenty-of-CheddarBill Gates has an estimated net worth of $72.7 billion dollars.


William Henry “Bill” Gates II is an American business magnate, inventor, philosopher and founder of Microsoft with an estimated net worth of $72.7 billion dollars. Gates is five feet ten inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. Gates is one of the richest people in the world yet only has an annual income of $1 million dollars.

Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. At 13, while attending Lakeside School, Gates purchased a used Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric computer for the Lakeside students. Gates was excused from math class to focus on his favorite activity—programming the GE system in BASIC. He wrote his first computer program, a version of tic-tac-toe where users could play against the computer. Gates and four other students (including Paul Allen, fellow Microsoft visionary) would expose bugs in computer programming systems in exchange for computer time.

After school Gates attended Harvard University where he dropped out to start his company, Microsoft. From 1975 to 2006 Gates was fully responsible for the company’s product strategy. He widened the company’s range of products on his way to become the wealthiest person in the world.

Bill married Melinda French on January 1, 1994 and they have three children together. The family resides in Lake Washington, Medina. In 2005 his 66,000 sq, ft estate was values at $125 million dollars with the annual property tax at $991,000.

Gates, along with his wife founded the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which is the largest transparently, operated charitable organization in the world. The couple has given over $28 billion to charity and eventually plans to donate 95% of their wealth to charitable causes.

Bill Gates Net Worth Could Buy:

  1. 146,868.68 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadsters ($495,000 each)
  2. 51,928.57 Aston Martin One-77s ($1.4 million each)
  3. 111,332.31 Ferrari Enzos ($653,000 each)

Bill Gates has enough net worth to give EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD $10.23.  

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Written by Sloane

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