Bill Gates Net Worth And Biography
What is Bill Gates’ net worth?
Net Worth: $115 Billion
Born: October 28, 1955
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Founder of Microsoft
Last Updated: 2020
Bill Gates’ net worth is estimated to be $115 Billion in real-time. Although Jeff Bezos is definitely not showing any signs of slowing down; Gates has crossed the $100 billion mark.
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft and is the second richest man in the world. Gates co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975, and it’s since then become the largest PC software company in the world.
Bill Gates was born in on the 28th October, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He is the son of William H. Gates Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates.
The Gates family highly encouraged competition; it didn’t matter what it was, there was always a reward for winning and there was always a penalty for losing.
When he was 13 years old, Bill joined the Lakeside School; and when he was in the eighth grade, the Mothers’ Club at the school used proceeds to purchase a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric (GE) computer for the school’s students.
Gates took an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC, and was excused from math classes to pursue his interest.
The Computer Center Corporation (CCC), eventually banned Gates for the summer, after it caught him and three friends exploiting bugs in the operating system to obtain free computer time.
At the end of the ban, the four students offered to find bugs in CCC’s software in exchange for computer time. This is when Gates began to study coding.
When Bill and Paul Allen started Microsoft, they had a vision to place a computer within every home. And at the time, that vision seemed way too ridiculous.
That vision has become a reality in many parts of the world, and personal technology is an integral part of society.
Bill is passionate about Microsoft’s work and will always be involved with the company, including his present role as a member of the board and technology advisor.
These days Bill focuses most of his time on the work he and Melinda are doing through their foundation. People are often surprised to hear him say that this work has a lot in common with his work at Microsoft.
In both cases, he gets to bring together smart people and collaborate with them to solve big, tough problems.
As of 2020, Bill Gates’ net worth is $115 billion.