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Where does Bill Gates live?
Address: 1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, Washington, USA
Garage: for 23 cars
Value: US$ 120 million
Owners name: Bill Gates
Owners company: Microsoft
Owners Country: USA
It took seven years and more than US$ 60 million to build Bill Gates House
Bill Gates’ house is built on a hill in King County, Medina overlooking Lake Washington. According to the county’s 2012 tax records the house has a value of USD 120 million. The house was designed by James Cutler Architects and Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson, in a Pacific Lodge style. Gates’ house is known for its technology. The house features home automation with a central computer adjusting lighting, temperature and usic when a guest enters a room. With a net worth of US$ 87 billion he can easily afford such house.
The house’s garages can accommodate 23 cars. You can find some (interior) photos and engineering details of Bill Gates’ guest house here and more information about the whole property here. In 2013 Bill Gates acquired a US$ 8.7 million Wellington, Florida mansion. The house has extensive equestrian facilities, such as a show jumping area and a 20 stall barn. The Gates family uses the house when their daughter Jennifer is training for her successful show jumping career.
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His Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world. The aims of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation are to enhance healthcare, to reduce extreme poverty, to expand educational opportunities and to expand access to information technology. Gates has funded his foundation with more than USD 2 billion. In 2006 Warren Buffet donated USD 1.5 billion to the Gates foundation. The assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exceed USD 30 billion, with yearly donations worth more than USD 1.5 billion.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with billionaire Warren Buffet, started The Giving Pledge, a philanthropic initiative aiming to get the worlds billionaires to pledge their fortunes early in their lives, so that they can have more control of how it’s spent. In the two years since it was launched, the giving pledge has recruited 92 billionaires, including the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Intel Chairman Gordon Moore and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
More than half of Gates’ assets are outsite his holding of Microsoft shares. Bill Gates holds these other investments through his Cascade Investment LLC, which owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway, Cocal Cola, Femsa, Carpetright, Four Seasons Hotels, and WasteManagement, among many others.
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No, Bill Gates does not own any superyacht. He is however often linked to large yachts around the world, naming them ‘the yacht of Bill Gates’. Bill Gates does have a lot of relatives, friends and business partners who do own large yachts. Therefore Bill Gates is often spotted at large super yachts around the world. For example his 1994 honeymoon was on Paul Allen’s yacht Charade, in 2012 he was spotted in Belize on Dennis Washington’s motor yacht Attessa.
In 2014 Bill Gates was having a holiday with his family on board the yacht Serene, one of the largest yachts in the world. To charter a yacht the size of Serene, will probably cost more than USD 2 million per week.
Yachts often wrongly referred to as Bill Gates’ yacht are: Octopus (owned by his business partner Paul Allen), Skat (owned by his other business partner/ employee Charles Simonyi) and Attessa, owned by US billionaire Dennis Washington.
Bill Gates is the owner of a Bombardier BD-
Bill Gates owns many cars. His Medina mansion has a garage for 23 cars... Enough room for his car collection. And with his wealth he can afford every car he desires.
Bill Gates is known to be a Porsche collector. In his possession are a Porsche 911, a 930 and a rare 959. Of the Porsche 959 only 337 were produced. Manufactured between 1986 and 1993, the 959 was the world’s fastest production car at that time. The Porsche 930 (or 911 Turbo) was produced between 1975 an d 1989. Gates bought the 930 at his early days at Microsoft.
Gates has also been seen driving a Mercedes S Class and a BMW 7 series. And of course he is driven around in limousines often. As far as we know is does not own any real exotic cars, like a Rolls Royce or a Bentley. And besides his Porsches he does not seem to own other sports cars like Ferrari or Lamborghini. He is rumored to own a Chevrolet Corvette.
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