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Bill Gates Net Worth in 2019, Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is a famous American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Bill Gates has added $16.6 billion this year and his wealth is now pegged at $106 billion which makes him the second richest person in the world. As of April 2019, Microsoft became the world’s most valuable company as the tech giant commanded a market capitalization of over $1 Trillion. He is the world wealthiest and renowned philanthropist who has push humanity forward with his real-life examples.

According to Business Insider Calculations, if will takes Bill gates 285 years to spend his fortune only if he spends $1 million per day, His $106 million fortune could even buy 81.1 million troy ounces of gold. That’s also equivalent of 1.45 billion barrels of crude oil, according to Bloomberg.

Bill Gates Net Worth in 2019

Net worth:$106 billion
Born:October 28, 1955
Age:63
Country of Origin:Seattle, Washington, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
Source of WealthMicrosoft
Websitegatesnotes.com
Height1.77 m
Weight61 kg

Bill Gates Properties

Being a billionaire and a great investor, Bill Gates has a lot of things in his name which also includes his collections of swanky cars and private jets even expensive art collections sitting at his home. Have a look at it!

Collections Of Swanky Cars And Expensive Private Jet:

Bill Gates who makes approximately, $130 per second has mesmerizing collections of old and new luxurious cars. His own collection of swanky cars is what differentiates him from other billionaires.

  • Porsche 959 Coupe is Bill Gates’s favorite ride which was worth around $400,000. You will be surprised to know that there are only about 230 Porsche cars in the world. But, Porsche once put Mr. Gates in a legal dispute with the government because of a lack of an official crash-testing rating.
  • Not only that, Mr. Gates owns a customized Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 930 which he acquired in his early Microsoft days. Additionally, his collection includes Ford Focus, Ferrari 348 and Jaguar XJ6.
  • Later he sold Porsche 911 and was auctioned for $80,000.

Bill Gates also flies one of the most expensive private jets: Bombardier BD-700 Global Express which has worth around $40 million and is big enough to accommodate 19 people.

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Bill Gates Net Worth & Amazing Art Collections:

Being an avid art collector, Gates has multiple pieces of expensive arts in his home. They include:

Art CollectionsWorthPainted by
Lost on the Grand Banks$36 millionWinslow Homer
Polo Crowd$28 millionGeorge Bellows
The Nursery$10 millionWilliam Merritt Chase
Room of Flowers$20 millionFrederick Childe Hassam

In 1994, Bill Gates paid $30 million for a 16th century Leonardo Da Vinci manuscript at an auction.

There’s roughly $150,000 worth of devices sitting around the house that can display different photographs and paintings on the screens at a single touch. This also includes $80,000 worth of computer screens.

Real Estate Assets

Xanadu 2.0

The official residence of Bill Gates, Xanadu 2.0 located in Medina, Washington has now worth around $127 million (as of 2018).

It took 7 years and $63 million to build. But the wait was worth for. The 66,000 square foot house has high-tech features in all corners, a 60-foot swimming pool, 1900 square-foot guest hall for up to 200 guests, six kitchens, and 24 bathrooms. The smart mansion also has a 20-foot ceiling to accommodate a trampoline and a pool with an underwater music system.

Wyoming Ranch

The property Wyoming Ranch is listed for $8.9 million.

Rancho Paseana (California)

Rancho Pasaena is an extensive real estate property that adds up to Bill Gates’s portfolio acquired in 2014 for an estimated $18 million.

As An Investor

As a co-founder of Microsoft, you will be surprised to know that only 12.5% of Gates’ net worth comes from the Microsoft venture. From where the rest of the wealth comes from?

According to CrunchBase, to date, Microsoft has acquired over 222 organizations. Recently Microsoft acquired BlueTalon in July 2019 for $27.4 million.

Skype Technologies

Founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennstrom and Junas Friis, Skype was initially a file-sharing platform. But later, it evolved to become a powerful video conferencing tool that caught the eye of Microsoft developers. Skype was then acquired by Microsoft in a deal worth $8.65 billion in 2011. And what amazing was that Skype surpassed the $2 billion sales mark within two years after the acquisition.

LinkedIn

According to Alexa.com, LinkedIn is the 27th most popular website in the world. So how come Microsoft will not spread his wings here. The professional website was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 in a deal worth an estimated $26.2 billion.

Other Remarkable Acquisitions

  • GitHub (2018, $7.5 billion)
  • Majong (2014, $2.5billion)
  • Nokia (2013, $9.4 billion)
  • Yammer; (2012, $1.2 billion)
  • Aquantive (2007, $5.9 billion)
  • Visio (1999, $1.3 billion)
  • Hotmail (1997, $400 million)

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I spent the last couple years participating in a @netflix docuseries looking at my work and my life, and it’s finally coming out next month. It was fun to spend time answering questions both serious and silly. The strangest part about participating in a documentary like this is having to talk about your own life so much. I can talk all day and night about my work, but discussing my personal history is just not something that comes super naturally to me. Luckily, director Davis Guggenheim and his team were total pros. I hope you enjoy what they’ve put together. The series is made up of three episodes, and it’s available on Netflix starting on September 20. Click the link in my bio to watch the trailer.

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Bill Gates Last 10 Years Net Worth

Have a look into Bill Gates’s last 10 years’ net worth and be surprised how Bill Gates’s net worth has grown over the years.

Bill Gates Net Worth list

PositionYearNet Worth
22019$106 billion
2 2018$95.4 billion
1 2017$86.0 billion
12016$75.0 billion
12015$79.2 billion
1 2014$76.0 billion
22013$67.0 billion
22012$61.0 billion
22011$56.0 billion
2 2010$53.0 billion
1 2009$40.0 billion

Early Life

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. His father, William H. Gates Sr was a prominent lawyer and his mother Mary Maxwell Gates served on the board of directors for the United Way of America and First Interstate BancSystem.

At the age of 17, Gates formed a venture with Allen based on the Intel 8008 processor called Traf-O-Data to make traffic counters. He was a National Merit Scholar and scored 1590 out of 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests. He then came to Havard and took mathematics and graduate-level computer science courses. But he left Harvard after two years when he saw the opportunity to start his own computer software company with Allen.

 

 

A Big Heart For Philanthropy

Later on his career, Mr. Gates pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors after leaving Microsoft.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is the world’s largest private charitable foundation identified by the Funds for NGOs company in 2013. On August 25, 2018, through his Melinda and Gates Foundation, Gates distributed $600,000 via UNICEF which is now helping flood-affected victims in Kerala, India.

 

Personal Donations

In 2009, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge. This foundation works towards saving lives and improving global health. The foundation works with Rotary International to eliminate polio where billionaires pledge to give half of their wealth.

He donated $20 million to Carnegie Mellon University for a new building for Computer Science to be named Gates Center which opened in 2009. He also donated $6 million on the campus of Stanford University for the construction of the Gates Computer Science Building.

Gates said he would give $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund in November 2017 that seeks treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

On August 15, 2014, Bill Gates posted a video of himself performing the Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook. He posted the video after Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder challenged him to do so. This was done in order to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among the people.

According to reports, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have said that they intend give away about 99.96 percent of their wealth and leave their three children $10 million each as their inheritance.

Books

Bill Gates has written two books. Have a look!

  • Business @ the Speed of Thought written by Bill Gates and Collins Hemingway published in 1999. This book discusses how digital infrastructures and information networks can help run businesses better today. It offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies.
  • The Road Ahead, written with journalist Peter Rinearson and Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold published in November 1995. This book focuses on the arrival of a global information superhighway. Also, it has Bill Gates predictions of how the tech world will change in the next 10-15 years. And what was fascinating that after 20 years, all these predictions happened.

 

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