What is Bill Gates's Net Worth?





Bill Gates - OnInnovation Interview - 2009

Name: Bill Gates

Born: October 28th, 1955

Company: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Position: Co-Founder, Chairman


Bill Gates currently has a net worth of an estimated:

$78,080,977,585




Bill Gates's net worth decreased by $181,254,963 on 9/26/2016


Information:

As you almost surely know, Bill Gates (William Gates III) is one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is so wealthy, in fact, that he enjoyed an uninterrupted reign of 13 straight years at the top of the world's richest people list.

In fact, Bill Gates would very likely still be the world's wealthiest man (he is currently #2) if he weren't so charitable. Gates has already given away tens of billions of dollars of his wealth, and plans on giving away practically his entire fortune by the time that he passes away.

The story of how Bill Gates came to be the world's wealthiest man is one that is familiar to many. Gates developed an early fascination with computers and elected to drop out of Harvard in order to pursue his dream of owning and running a software company. This company would eventually become "Microsoft", which continues to be one of the world's most influential companies.

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Bill Gates currently owns over 400 million shares of Microsoft and is still the company's largest shareholder.

Having said that, Gates has significantly pared down his position in the company over the years - for instance, ten years ago, Bill Gates owned over 1.2 billion shares of Microsoft.

Bill Gates currently serves as the Chairman of Microsoft, and has previously served as the company's CEO and Chief Software Architect.

Gates has dropped out of the day-to-day running of Microsoft in order to work full-time on his charitable endeavours. He is currently the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues, including extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, as well as the "failure of America's education system."

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation currently has over $16 billion in assets under management.

Photo: OnInnovation



Q: How many shares of Microsoft Corporation does Bill Gates own?

A: 317,991,164


Notes:

Bill Gates is worth 1,010,103 times more than the median US household

If Bill Gates sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 25.9 days.



Most Recent SEC Filings From Bill Gates

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: March 14, 2016, 1:44 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: February 10, 2016, 1:37 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: February 9, 2016, 1:34 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: February 8, 2016, 1:49 pm

4 - Statement of changes in beneficial ownership of securities
Filed: February 8, 2016, 1:47 pm


Recent Updates

2014-05-06 - Sold 4.65 million shares of Microsoft (MSFT)

2014-05-02 - Sold 4.03 million shares of Microsoft (MSFT)

2014-05-01 - Sold 3.47 million shares of Microsoft (MSFT)



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Note: Net Worth changes calculated at 4 pm EST daily

The net worth pages are strictly for entertainment purposes only. The information on these pages is based on speculation and shouldn't be construed as being accurate in any way.