A breakdown of Bill Gates' wealth


Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and his spouse, Melinda French Gates, introduced on Monday that they plan to divorce after 27 years of marriage.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the 2 stated in a post on Twitter. “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”

Of course, Bill Gates is one of the world’s richest billionaires. Wealth-X, a worldwide excessive internet price intelligence and information firm, estimates his internet price to be at the least $134.1 billion.

Though his success started with Microsoft, his shares within the firm now solely symbolize 19.6% of his wealth, which Wealth-X estimates to be valued at $26.1 billion. Much of his cash is now tied to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, however the precise quantity hasn’t been disclosed.

The Gates, with Warren Buffett, additionally based the Giving Pledge, which asks billionaires to give away more than half of their wealth to philanthropy.

Because of the Foundation, the division of property between Bill and Melinda could also be rather more difficult. Court paperwork present that they’ve a separation settlement, however phrases haven’t been made public.

But what are they working with? Here’s a breakdown of Bill Gates’ wealth, in keeping with Wealth-X.

Real property

Gates has a multimillion-dollar actual property portfolio price over $166 million in whole, Wealth-X discovered, which incorporates his 66,000-square-foot lakeside house in Medina, Washington. The estimated worth of his stake within the property is $65 million.

Bill Gates’s home within the Medina Area of Seattle.

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Gates additionally owns a roughly 30-acre property in Wellington, Florida, with an estimated worth of $55 million.

In California, Gates owns two further properties – in Del Mar, he owns a stake in a property valued at an estimated $20 million, and in Indian Wells, he owns a property valued at $1 million.

Gates additionally has a non-public island in Belize known as Grand Bogue Caye, which Wealth-X estimates to be price $25 million.

Cars and artwork

Private holdings and customary inventory

Gates’ greatest asset is holding firm Cascade Investment, which he funded with Microsoft inventory gross sales and dividends. His stake in Cascade Investments is valued at about $29.9 billion, in keeping with Wealth-X, and accounts for 22.4% of his wealth.

Through Cascade Investment, Gates has shareholdings price billions of {dollars}, together with an estimated $11.9 billion in Deere & Company, $11 billion in Canadian National Railway and $1.6 billion in Diageo, to call just a few of the numerous.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust additionally reportedly owns stocks by means of Cascade Investment.

Of course, Gates additionally has Microsoft shareholdings, that are valued at an estimated $26.1 billion.

Philanthropy

Over the years, the Gates have given billions of dollars to their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In a 2019 blog post, Gates wrote that the 2 moved $20 billion price of Microsoft inventory to the Foundation, and in the present day, it has more than $51 billion in assets, in keeping with a tax submitting, as CNBC reported.

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