Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the richest men on earth

Name:Bill Gates
Net Worth:$132 billion
Source of Wealth:Microsoft
Born:October 28, 1955
Country:USA
Wife:Melinda Gates (divorced 2021)
Children:Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates
Residence:Medina Mansion Xanadu 2.0
Private Jet:Gulfstream G650 (N887WM), Gulfstream G650 (N194WM)
Yacht:118m (387ft) Currently Under Construction in the Netherlands
Support Vessel:Wayfinder
Car:Porsche 911, Porsche 959

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft. He is one of the richest men in the world, with a net worth of more than US$ 100 billion. He is an active philanthropist, having donated more than US$ 36 billion.

Together with his wife Melinda he founded the Giving Pledge, a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back.

SuperYacht

He is building a new yacht in the Netherlands (118m/387ft) and ordered a support vessel named Wayfinder,

Who is Bill Gates?

He is the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft. He was the largest individual shareholder in Microsoft. He owned 6% of the common stock, but sold and gifted most.

He stepped down as Microsoft’s CEO in 2000. Then he started working full-time at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen. Gates and Paul Allen became the world’s richest persons. Paul Allen died in 2018 due to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Microsoft became the world’s largest software maker.

How Much is Bill Gates Worth?

People often ask: how much is Gates worth and how much money does he have? He is often referred to as the richest man in the world. He has an estimated net worth of $132 billion.

Now and then he loses the position of the world’s richest man to Jeff Bezos. This is following fluctuations in either Microsoft or Amazon.com share prices.

Philanthropy

His Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the world. The aims of the foundation are to enhance healthcare. And to reduce extreme poverty. And to expand educational opportunities and to expand access to information technology.

Gates has funded his foundation with more than US$ 2 billion. In 2006 Warren Buffet donated US$ 1.5 billion to the Gates foundation. The assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exceed US$ 30 billion. Yearly donations are worth more than US$ 1.5 billion.

The Giving Pledge

The Bill and Melinda Gates together with billionaire Warren Buffet started The Giving Pledge. It is a philanthropic initiative aiming to get the world’s billionaires to pledge their fortunes early in their lives. So that they can have more control over how it’s spent.

In the few years since it was launched, the giving pledge has recruited more than 100 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 outside his holding of Microsoft shares. He holds these other investments through his Cascade Investment LLC. This company owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway, Coca Cola, and Femsa. And also Carpetright, Four Seasons Hotels and Waste Management. And many other investments.

Bill Gates Age

He was born on October 28, 1955, so his age is 65 years. Bill and Melinda have three children: Jennifer Katharine, Rory and Phoebe Gates.

Melinda Gates

Bill’s ex-wife Melinda is a former Microsoft executive. They met in 1987 at a fair trade in New York. They married in 1994. They have 3 children: Jennifer Katharine Gates (1996), Phoebe Adele Gates (2002), and Rory John Gates (1999).  In 1996 she left Microsoft to focus on starting and raising her family.

Melinda is heading the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The couple has donated more than US$ 25 billion to the foundation.

Melinda is also a writer of books. This is what Bill wrote about her latest book: “@melindafrenchgates’ new book is out today. Melinda writes that one of the most important things she has learned in her work is that you must “let your heart break; it’s the price of being present to someone who is suffering.” Your heart will break more than once when you read this book. But more often, you will be enlightened and inspired. I know I certainly was! #MomentofLift

Separation

In May 2021 Bill and Melinda announced their separation, after 27 years of marriage. In a joint statement, they explained that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.” They will continue to work together on their Foundation.

Divorce

Their divorce was confirmed in August 2021

Jennifer Gates

Jennifer Katharine Gates is Gates’ oldest daughter. She was born in 1996. She is an established equestrian. She attended Seattle’s private Lakeside High School and later Stanford University. Her father bought her an equestrian property in Wellington Florida.

Nancy Walton’s Yacht KAOS

KAOS Yacht • Oceanco • 2017 • owner Nancy Walton Laurie

KAOS Yacht • Oceanco • 2017 • owner Nancy Walton Laurie

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charter yacht Flying Fox – 136m – Lurssen

charter yacht Flying Fox – 136m – Lurssen