Bill Gates Net Worth

Bill Gates Net Worth $72 Billion

Bill Gates III is a business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. The 58 year old college dropout is the former CEO and current Chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company. He has been ranked consistently in Forbes list’s of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest person, from 1995 to 2009—except in 2008, when he was ranked third. 

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Gates claimed his top spot as the wealthiest person again in 2011 and, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires List, he’s the world's richest person in 2013. The inventor of the programming language BASIC held the positions of CEO and chief software architect during his career at Microsoft and remains the largest individual shareholder (with 6.4 percent of the common stock). He’s also one of the best-known visionaries and entrepreneurs from the PC revolution, but has been criticized for his business tactics. 

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Still, he’s also well recognized for pursuing a number of philanthropic ventures, and for donating large sums of money to various charities, non-profits and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2000-present). Bill Gates is on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 Most Powerful People and has a net worth is $72 billion as of today, according to Forbes. 

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