#5 Bill Gates
net value : $119.3 billion (€109.6 billion)
source : Microsoft, investments
age : 67 years old
Place of residence : Medina, Washington
Adolescence, Bill Gates Computer programming enthusiast. He dropped out of Harvard to co-found the software company Microsoft with his high school friend Paul Allen in 1975, creating some of the first software available for the emerging personal computer industry. He was CEO of the company for 25 years and remained its chairman until 2014. He eventually left the board in 2020, but told Forbes in early 2023 that he still spends about 10% of his time advising teams. Microsoft. Aujourd’hui, il investit in dizaines d’entreprises, dont Republic Services, une société d’enlèvement des déchets, et Deere & Co, a fabricant d’equipements agricoles, and he is l’un des plus grands proprietaires of terres agricoles in the United States of America.
Forbes included Mr. Gates on its billionaire list for the first time in 1987; He was the richest person in the world from 1995 to 2017 (excluding 2008 and 2010 to 2013). With $59 billion (€54 billion) to the Gates Foundation, including a $20 billion (€18 billion) donation in July 2022, Jeff Bezos overtook him as the world’s richest person in 2018. He and Melinda French Gates divorced in 2021; She received at least $6 billion (€5.5 billion) in equity as part of the divorce settlement. Forbes estimates that Mr Gates’ wealth increased by $5.3 billion (€4.8 billion) between 1any June and 1any July 2023.
Translated article from Forbes US – Author: Forbes Wealth Team
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