|Microsoft stock shares||266 million|
|birth date||October 28, 1955 (66 years old)|
|Born in||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|marital status||divorced from Melinda Gates (since 2021)|
|job||Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Investor, Author|
|Full name||William Henry Gates III|
|children||3 (Jennifer Katharine, Phoebe Adele, Rory John)|
How rich is Bill Gates?
The American computer programmer, investor and author Bill Gates is one of the richest people in the world with a fortune of 117.22 billion euros . Bill Gates could actually be the richest man in the world again, but he is involved in charity and donates a lot of his wealth. He himself says he doesn’t care if he eventually disappears from the lists of the richest people in the world. He will continue to move money into his foundation, thereby shrinking his own fortune. But we are sure that he will be considered one of the richest people in the world for a long time to come, even if he donates a lot. Due to various investments and many other commitments, Bill Gates will also have a high income in the current year recorded, although the divorce from his wife Melinda in 2021 consumed a lot of resources.
How it all started
The founder of the popular computer group Microsoft was the richest person in the world from 1995 to 2009. From November 2013, Bill Gates was again at the top of the richest people, but then Amazon boss Jeff Bezos replaced him on July 27, 2017 as the richest person in the world for a full 6 hours. On October 27, 2017, however, Gates finally had to vacate the throne for the Amazon boss.
He dropped out of Harvard to concentrate fully on developing his software company. He then made history as a programmer and businessman. The Windows operating system is inextricably linked to his name, and he is at the top of the list of the world’s richest people. He founded the software company in 1975, with Gates retiring in 2008 to pursue more of his charity work. It’s about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which supports Bill with many billions of US dollars and wants to help people in the third world. Total would be x .
One of the richest people in the world – How much money does Bill Gates really have?
With a reported fortune of 117.22 billion euros , the former software inventor broke the 100 billion dollar mark a long time ago. If you follow the developments of the last few years, the trend is clear. In just 5 years, between 2009 and 2014, Gates more than doubled his wealth from $40 billion to $82 billion. The entrepreneur was able to continue to increase his fortune precisely because of the increased share price of Microsoft. From 2013 to 2014 alone, it added $15 billion — $1.5 billion more than Iceland’s gross domestic product was in 2014. He again overtook his Mexican list competitors Carlos Slim Helo and Warren Buffett . Also other tech founders, likeLarry Ellison , Mark Zuckerberg , Larry Page , Sergey Brin or Elon Musk can also be found in the top 20.
How Much Does Bill Gates Earn?
If Bill Gates put his fortune in a bank account that earns 3% interest, he would make $8 million every day. That would be 336,000 euros per hour, 5,613 euros per minute and 93 euros per second. Yes, you read that right: Bill Gates earns 93 euros per second. This is of course a purely hypothetical assumption, because the richest man in the world has invested his money a little better and not lying around in the bank account, more on that below.
From university dropout to billionaire company Microsoft
Bill Gates was born William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955 in Seattle. The suffix is of a genealogical nature: Although he was the fourth William in the family history, since his father added the suffix II, the son consequently received the III. William H. Gates II worked successfully as a lawyer. Mother Mary Maxwell-Gates was a teacher in the 1950s and later served on the boards of several large corporations. Ancestors of the family come from England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland. Bill Gates has two sisters, Kristianne and Libby.