Melinda Gates Net Worth

Raquel Davies | December 6, 2013


$70 Billion


    Melinda Gates


    August 15, 1964


    Entrepreneur and Philanthropist


    5 foot 6 and 137lbs

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Melinda Gates is an American businesswoman and philanthropist with an estimated net worth of $70 billion. She is 5’6″ and weighs 137 pounds. Melinda Ann Gates was born on August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. Gates graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. She double majored in computer science and economics at Duke University and graduated in 1986. Gates earned her MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in 1987.

Shortly after college Gates went on to work for Microsoft and helped in the development of Microsoft products like Encarta, Expedia, Publisher, and Microsoft Bob.

She met Bill Gates while working at Microsoft and the couple married in Lanai, Hawaii in 1994. Afterwards, Gates left Microsoft to focus on raising her family. Melinda and Bill Gates have three children: Jennifer Katharine Gates (born 1996), Rory John Gates (born 1999), and Phoebe Adele Gates (born 2002). The Gates family lives in a large estate off the shore of Lake Washington.

Melinda Gates is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation works to improve global healthcare and reduce poverty.

In 2013 Forbes ranked Melinda Gates as third on it 100 Most Powerful Women list. She has also been honored countless times due to her great philanthropic endeavors.

Melinda Gates has enough net worth to buy:

1. 466,977,985.3 Disney Baby-Girls Newborn Sleep And Play Onesies ($14.99 each)

2. 30,436,105.9 iPhone Projector Sleeves ($229.99 each)

3. 175,043,760.94 Scent-Lok Men’s TimberFleece Pop Top Gloves ($39.99 each)

Melinda Gates has enough net worth to give everyone in the China $5.13.

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Written by Raquel Davies

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