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Bill Gates Earnings and Luxurious Lifestyle
Co-founded Microsoft, investor, author and philanthropist (Co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
He started out as an above-average child and started learning and developing software programs and games at the age of 13
(His first program was tic-tac-toe game)
He graduated from Lakeside School with SAT score of 1590 out of 1600, a brilliant feat that got him a seat in Harvard
While in Harvard he read an article on the Altair 8800 mini-computer kit, and eventually dropped out and co-founded Microsoft at the age of 20
At the age of 31 his Net Worth crossed $1 Billion / Rs.6,673 (Current Conversion rate)
Microsoft generated revenue of $85.3 Billion / Rs. 5,69,207 Crores
(Bill Gates stake 2.5% as of Sept 2016)
Net Worth: $81.1 Billion / Rs.5,41,180 Crores (November, 2016)
Xanadu 2.0 – US$147.5 million
The house has seven bedrooms, 24 bathrooms including 10 full baths
The 66,000 sq ft lake front seven bedroom house took seven years to build
Rancho Paseana, San Diego (Horse Ranch)
Gates purchased Rancho Paseana for a cool $18 million / Rs. 120 Crores. The 228 acres property has a racetrack, hundreds of horse stalls and two guest homes
$13.5 million / Rs. 90 Crores
Built in 2010, this house features 4 bathrooms, and 4 bedrooms, 3 acres of horse tracks and a horse arena to hold shows.
Grand Bogue Caye, Belize (Rumoured) – $25 million / Rs. 167 Crores
Grand Bogue, totaling about 314 acres, has large beaches, coral flats, and forests.
Art Collection & Collectibles
Codex Leicester (Book)
Book of Leonardo da Vinci that provides documentation of various scientific findings and writings that he did over the course of his lifetime.
$30.8 million / Rs. 206 Crores
Lost on the Grand Banks (Painting)
Lost on the Grand Banks, an oil painting and was bought by Bill Gates in 1998 for a record US $36 million
Polo Crowd (Painting)
George Bellows's painting Polo Crowd, a 1910 artwork found an able buyer in an auction in December 1999, where it was bought by Bill Gates for a whopping sum of $ 28 million.
Room of Flowers (Painting)
The Nursery (Painting)
Distant Thunder (Painting)
Porsche 911 Carrera
1988 Porsche 959 Coupe
Only 337 cars of this type were ever made in the world so don’t be expecting bills to be coming up for sale any time soon.
Porsche 930 Turbo
Bombardier BD-700’ which had cost him approximately $40 Million
The 19 passenger plane has conference facilities, bar service, personal chef. The plane can travel at speeds upwards of 590mph with a cruising altitude of 51,000 feet and a range of 6325 Nautical miles
Boeing Business Jet
$80million / Rs. 534 Crores
(Partial ownership through membership of Netjets)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
With an endowment of around US $30 billion
The Giving Pledge Foundation
He has also pledged to donated 95% of his Net Worth to Charity
Currently – $77.3 billion / Rs. 5,15,996 Crores
He is the richest person in the world (November, 2016)