Bill Gates

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Bill Gates Net Worth 2014 – 2015: $76 – $78.6 Billion

Bill Gates is the world’s richest man, in fact, he just regained his title as the wealthiest person on the planet just a couple of days ago. However, that’s not a surprise at all, because just in case you didn’t know Bill has been the richest man on the planet for 15 out of the 20 last years, according to Forbes. The reason why we have added two different values at the top of the page is because Forbes currently ranks Gates at #1 on their Billionaires list with an estimated net worth of $76 Billion as of 2014, on the other hand, Bloomberg also ranks Bill as the richest man on earth with an estimated net worth of $78.6 Billion dollars approximately, plus he also has an annual salary of $1 million.

Bill Gates is a self made billionaire, the source of his wealth is Microsoft, which is a company that he co-founded with Paul Allen in 1975, and which is currently the largest personal computer software company in the world.

Bill’s life story is actually amazing, almost unbelievable, but in this modern world dominated by computers and technology it could now be considered the typical result of a young genius boy with a knack for computers. Gates and Allen founded Microsoft back in 1975, Bill was only 19 or 20 years old I can’t remember, the company was successful right away. In 1985 Microsoft released the first version of Microsoft Windows, and that same year the company also struck a very big deal with IBM, by 1995 Gates was already considered the world’s richest man according to Forbes.

For Bill Gates life is not all about money, in fact, he’s one of the biggest philanthropists that the world has ever known, between him and his wife Melinda they have given more than $28 billion to charity, and according to some sources they even plan to donate 95% of their fortune before their lives are over.

I don’t think that Bill and Paul Allen ever imagined that they would become so rich so quick after releasing their first real functional computer, the world renowned MITS Altair 8800, which was based on the Intel 8080 CPU, however, it did happen and now thanks to that incredible moment of creativity he’s become one of the richest men in history, that’s right, Gates is one of the wealthiest people of all time, and I’m sure that he will stay there for as long as he lives.

But, how much is Bill Gates really worth? Well, according to Forbes Magazine he has an estimated net worth of $76 Billion, other sources such as Bloomberg claim that William Henry Gates III has a total fortune of $78.6 Billion dollars. Both sources currently rank Gates at No. 1, in other words, he definitely is the richest man on earth, no doubt about that.

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