Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Bill Gates Net Worth; How Much Wealth has Bill Gates in 2016


Bill Gates Net Worth: 79.2 billion USD

Bill Gates Net Worth: William Henry Gates III is a renowned computer programmer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and an American business entrepreneur, has 79.2 billion USD estimated by Forbes in 2016.

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Gates was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955 to father William H. Gates, Sr., a prominent lawyer and Mary Maxwell Gates, served on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem and the United Way, while founded Microsoft (became the world’s largest PC software company) on April 4, 1975 alongside partner Paul Allen.


He has performed his duties at Microsoft during his term such as a chief software architect, chairman of company and chief executive officer as well emerged the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.

Gates has written and co-authored several books, while has great an interest in programming the GE system in BASIC that is why apologized from math classes to pursue his interest. He penned his first computer program on this machine ‘an implementation of tic-tac-toe that allowed users to play games against the computer’.

Gates is one of the best-known businessmen of the personal computer revolution though his business tactics were being criticized as have been believed anti-competitive, while after ruling for long time programming, decided to turn various philanthropic endeavors as well he has donated enormous amounts of money to a range of charitable organizations and scientific research programs after becoming leader of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which was formed in 2000.

He was ranked among the world’s wealthiest people by Forbes as well came out the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007. Gates played massive role in success of Microsoft even paid full time attention to all employees to get better results at initial stages early stages of the career in Microsoft.

One of the famous American personalities supervised business details well to place the company on top though also generated new codes which showed great results in programming.