He might not be the richest man in the world anymore, but it is still a huge amount!
Bill Gates used to be the richest man alive. The billionaire primarily known as the founder of Microsoft, the software company that is known around the world. In recent years he’s also made a name for himself with his philanthropy, especially with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is a nonprofit-organization fighting poverty, disease and inequity around the world. He also owns an investment company called Cascade Investment LLC.
The billionaire was born in the United States and founded Microsoft in in 1975, along with his childhood friend Paul Allen, after dropping out of Harvard. It is now the largest software company in the world. It produces personal computers, publishes books, provides email services and sells video game systems.
We know that Gates is still one of the richest men in the world, but just how much money does he have? We’ll tell you on the next page!