How Rich Is Bill Gates?

So, how rich is Bill Gates actually? The founder of Microsoft has always been in the spotlight and known as the richest man on earth with an insane amount of wealth. The no.1 position was recently taken by Carlos Slim of Mexico but in September 2013, Gates officially retake the position as the world's richest man. The rise of Microsoft shares has helped propel Gates into the top spot again. Here are the facts on Bill Gates...

  • Bill Gates is currently worth $72 Billion!
  • If he is a country, he would be the 63rd richest country on earth
  • If he put all his money in the bank with a 6% return rate, he would be making at least $100 per second
  • Bill Gates became a billionaire at 31
  • Bill Gates pays more than $1 Million a year in property taxes
  • He has donated over $28 Billion so far

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