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Last Update: 12/13/17 - Bill Gates House Yacht and Jet - Address: 1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, Washington, USA - Bedrooms: 7 - Bathrooms: 18 - Size: 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2)  - Garage: for 23 cars - Value: US$ 120 million - Owners name: Bill Gates - Net Worth: US$ 90 billion - Owners company: Microsoft - Owners Country: USA - It took seven years and more than US$ 60 million to build Gates’ house

Bill Gates House

His Amazing House

Bill Gates’ house is built on a hill in King County, Medina overlooking Lake Washington. According to the county’s 2016 tax records the house has a value of USD 125 million. The annual tax bill (property tax) for the house is US$ 1,041,293 The house is legally owned by a company named Watermark Estate Management Services LLC, which holds more personal assets of Bill Gates.


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James Cutler Architects

The house was designed by James Cutler Architects and Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson, in a Pacific Lodge style.


Packed with Technology

Gates’ house is known for its technology. The house features home automation with a central computer adjusting lighting, temperature and music when a guest enters a room.  With a net worth of US$ 90 billion he can easily afford such house.


A Pool With an Underwater Sound System

The 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) house features 7 bedrooms, 18 baths, a 20 person home cinema  and a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an under water Sound System


Exceptional Property

Bill Gates’ house is graded as an Exceptional Property. Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake near the city of Seattle. It is the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington. According to BusinessInsider the house has computer screens throughout the house, displaying art of photos, and the pool has an underwater sound system.


A Garage for 23 Cars!

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.


Codex Leicester

The house’ library is very large. It houses the Codex Leicester, a Manuscript written by Leonardo DaVinci. The Codex has a value of more than US$ 30 million.


A Private Tunnel

In 2006 a private tunnel was built under Highway 106, to give easy access to Bill Gates house. The US$ 2 million tunnel was paid for by Watermark Estate Services.


Another house in Florida

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 Katharine Gates is training for her successful show jumping career. Gates also owns the Evergates Stables.


But there’s more!

Yacht of Bill Gates

Does Bill Gates own a yacht?

No, he does not own any superyacht. He is however often linked to large yachts around the world, naming them ‘the yacht of Bill Gates’.


His Friends Own Yachts

He does have a lot of relatives, friends and business partners who do own large yachts. Therefore he 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.


A Holiday on one of the World’s largest Yachts

In 2014 he 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.





Not his Yacht

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

Net Worth

Bill Gates is the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft. Since 2014, he is the richest man in the world again, with an estimated net worth of USD 90 billion (December 2017). He is the largest individual shareholder in Microsoft, owning 6% of the common stock. After stepping down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2000 he started working fulltime at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen. Bill Gates and Paul Allen became the world’s richest persons when Microsoft became the world’s largest software maker. Bill  Gates lives in a USD 125 million, 66,000 sq ft (6,100 m2), estate in Medina overlooking Lake Washington.


Philanthropy

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 Giving Pledge

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.


Other Investments

More than half of his 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.




But there is more!

Bill Gates house

Bill Gates’ house in Medina, overlooking Lake Washington

Bill Gates’ Private Jets

His Jet is Large and Fast!

He is the owner two Bombardier BD-700 private jets: the N887WM and the N194WM. Both jets have the same color scheme.


BD700 Global Express

The BD 700 Global Express is a class of ultra long range corporate jets, and competes against the Gulfstream V, Boeing 737 BBJ and Airbus A319CJ. Designed to fly long distances at high speed, the Global Express' range is such that it can fly nonstop between intercontinental destinations such as Sydney/Los Angeles, New York/Tokyo and Taipei/Chicago.


Top Speed

Bill Gates’ Jet can reach a speed of 935km/h (505kt) or Mach 0.88. The jet has a list price of USD 45 million.


N887WM and N194WM

Bill Gates jets registration  number are N887WM and N194WM. The WM probably stands for William and Melinda (Bill Gates’ wife). Through his membership of Netjets, Gates also partially owns a third Bombardier, the N769QS.  Gates uses his private jets intensively, mainly for his work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Eurocopter EC 135

Gates also owns an Eurocopter EC 135 with registration N608WM, which he uses to travel around Lake Washington. Gates actually owns a floating heliport named Hale Manu, which he uses to land his heli. The heli has the same color scheme as the other planes.


Cessna 208 Seaplane

And finally Gates owns a Cessna 208 Amphibian Caravan sea plane with registration N459WM. Again the same colors as the other aircraft.

Bill Gates’ Cars

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.


He drives Porsche!

He 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. He bought the 930 at his early days at Microsoft.


And Mercedes, BMW and a Corvette

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.


Bill Gates Car Collection

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Octopus, known as Bill Gates’ yacht, but actually owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen

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Bill Gates’ cars: a Porsche 911 Turbo (930) and a rare Porsche 959

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The guest house at

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Bill Gates’ jet, a Bombardier BD-700 with registration # N887WM

Bill Gates private jet N194WM

Bill Gates’ other jet, also a Bombardier BD-700 with registration # N194WM

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