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How Much Money Does Bill Gates Have?

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I'm not going to lie to you. I'm a big Bill Gates fan. Eeek! We all are. Some of us just don't like to admit it.

How much money does bill Gates have?

UPDATE: April 27, 2012 Added Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Annual Reports, will add financial Statements next.
UPDATE: September 22, 2011 - Bill Gates is America's Richest Man Again.

According to, he has a net worth of $53 Billion US Dollars. But that's not his money. That his net worth. If you ask me, I think he doesn't even have a wallet. What I can tell you is, he has too much money that he donated almost 40 Billion of them to a lot of people, most of them with AIDS. No, don't wish you have AIDS. Yes, yes, I've compiled that list. It's about the most complete list of Bill Gates donations you'll ever get on the web.

See Where Bill Gates' Money is Going

Financial Statements/Annual Tax Returns of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

In the end, we really can't tell how much money Bill Gates has because it's constantly increasing and decreasing. It happens on a per second basis. That's because he earns from Microsoft stocks and gives most of it away to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

UPDATE: I've included additional information regarding Mr. Gates' investment portfolio.

Bill Gates Investment Vehicles

Bill Gates Investments and Financial Portfolio:



  • February 8, 2011 

  • July 12, 2010
    • Bill Gates invests in Ecomotors, startup that seeks to produce low emission engines.



  • CNN Article on Bill Gates Investment Portfolio 
    • Source: CNN Money
    • Andy Serwer and Jeanne Lee
      • Bill Gates' investment portfolio included stocks and bonds. 
      • Finances managed by a personal finance manager named Chris Larson. He is in charge of Mr. Gates non-Microsoft investments.
      • Larson founded Cascade and is now the Business Manager
        • Non Microsoft Portfolio of $400 Million Dollars (1999)
        • Bonds
        • Currencies
        • Real Estate
        • Commodities
          • Investments in Other Companies Source: Wikipedia
            • Auto Nation
            • Berkshire Hathaway
            • Canadian National Railway
            • Carpetright
            • Coca Cola
            • Cox Communications
            • FEMSA
            • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
            • ICOS
            • Newport News Shipbuilding
            • Otter Tail Power Company
            • Pan American Silver Corporation
            • Republic Services Inc.
            • Sapphire Energy
            • Schnitzer Steel Industries
            • Scient
            • Televisa
            • Wisconsin Central Transportation
        Notable Information

        • Quoting from CNN Money, "charitable requests for Bill Gates money, ended up in the office of Mr. Gates Sr., prior to the establishment of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation." Source: CNN Money
        • When Bill Gates worked in Microsoft back in 2004 he earned $591,667 and a $310,000 bonus as his salary. Source: PCWORLD
        • Paul Allen, in a recently published memoir, alleged that Mr. Gates ripped him off of his shares. Source: Wall Street Journal. 2011
        In Depth Analysis

        At the end of the day, only a team of accountants privy to Mr. Gates' entire financial records could truly unearth his net worth. How much money he has is irrelevant due to the immense size and depth of his investment portfolio.

        To be sure,'s researchers would now have a hard time trying to figure out his financial standing. Even if they did, the number that they could unearth is a staggeringly dynamic one.

        The real crux of the matter is how Mr. Gates uses his investment vehicles. To be certain, he is putting it in cutting edge technologies in the fields of health, education, energy, transportation and waste management. This points to his thrust of finding solutions to the world's problems.

        Even though he is giving his entire fortune away to humanity, it's highly likely that he would still retain a substantial amount of money through his investments.