- The tech mogul’s net worth is estimated at over $96 billion.
- The co-founder of Microsoft is currently the second richest person in the world.
With a net worth of over $96 billion dollars, Bill Gates could giver every person on Earth $10 and still have $20 billion left over. The co-founder of Microsoft, Gates was the youngest self-made billionaire in history at 31 years of age until Mark Zuckerberg surpassed the billion mark at age 23. Gates was also the richest person in the world from 1995 until 2008 when he was surpassed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Gates and his wife Melinda founded The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, which holds more than $50 billion in assets and is engaged in philanthropy around the world.
Gates’ growing fortune fits a trend of widening wealth inequality in the US. While the top 1% of US households hold 32% of all wealth, the bottom half of US households own just 1%.