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Bill Gates Net Worth

Net Worth

$80 Billion

  • DOB: 28 October 1955
  • Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington
  • Profession: Software Developer
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • According to some reports, Bill Gates sold his first computer program at the age of 17, a time-tabling system for his high school for $4,200
  • He opted out of Harvard University to start Microsoft, which eventually became the world’s largest software company.
  • He reportedly told his University teachers that he aims to become a Millionaire by the age of 30. However at 31, Gates featured on Forbes as the youngest self-made Billionaire.
  • He was arrested in 1977 for racing past a red light signal and driving without a valid license.
  • He owns a collection on writing by Leonardo Da Vinci which bought for $30.1 million
  • Through his foundation, Gates has donated over $28 billion, the largest amount of capital ever given to charity
  • On December 9, 2010, Gates, investor Warren Buffett, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a commitment they called the “Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge.” The pledge is a commitment by all three to donate at least half of their wealth over the course of time to charity.
  • He took the ALS ice bucket challenge after being challenged by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.