Bill Gates Net Worth, Foundation, Wife – Melinda, Children, House, and Cars

Bill Gates's Net Worth as of April 2024 is $117.2 Billion

Quick Facts of Bill Gates

Net Worth$117.2 Billion
SalaryNot Known
Height5 ft 10 in
Date of Birth28 October, 1955
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Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and is also an investor, philanthropist, and humanitarian. Moreover, he has now retired from Microsoft. 

Bill Gates’s Biography, Age

The billionaire was born William Henry Gates in Seattle, Washington on 28 October 1955. His father’s name is William Gates Sr and his mother’s name is Mary Gates.

William was a lawyer whereas Mary worked as a bank executive. Bill grew up with his two sisters.

Educational Background

He attended a private Lakeside school where he had his first encounter with computers. He taught himself basic programming which would be his first starting point.

By the time he was 17, Gates had already formed a venture known as Traf-O-Data, a system that reads data from traffic counters and comes up with reports for engineers.

In 1973, Bill Gates graduated from Lakewood and went to Harvard College having scored 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT exam.

Nonetheless, instead of continuing with the mathematics and computer science that he was studying, he dropped out only two years after he began to pursue his own coding.


In 1976, Bill founded Microsoft and in 1980, the company was signed by IBM to develop a new BASIC operating system for their new computer. 

The 1990s saw the birth of Windows and its continuous growth which took the world of tech to a new level. However, in 2014, at the age of 58, Gates stepped down as the chairman of Microsoft. 

Body Measurements

  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Eye Color: Greyish Blue
  • Hair Color: Grey

Bill Gates Foundation

Beyond just making money, what may come to be among the greatest legacy of Bill and his ex-wife Melinda Gates is their charity works all over the world. The couple established Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000.

The foundation has more than $50 billion in assets and is focused on improving healthcare and eliminating extreme poverty. Apart from Bill and Melinda, Warren Buffett is also a foundation trustee.

At what age did Bill Gates become a billionare?

Bill was one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He became a billionaire when he was only 31 years old becoming the world’s richest man in 1995 with a net worth of$12.9 billion at that time. 

Who is Bill Gates’s, Ex-Wife Melinda?

After Melinda graduated from Duke University, she had job offers from IBM and Microsoft. While IBM was a good place, there were more opportunities for her at Microsoft. 

Source: Bill Gates’ Instagram

She joined Microsoft and initially worked there as a product manager. Melinda was approached by the company’s CEO Bill who parked his car close to her asking if she would be free to have dinner with him in two weeks. They started going out and soon fell in love. 

Source: Gossip Gist

On January 1, 1994, Bill and Melinda got married after dating for more than five years. They together have three children named Rory John GatesJennifer Katharine Gates, and Phoebe Adele Gates.

Recently, both Bill and Melinda have announced that they are ending up their 28 years of married life through their Social media account. 

Bill Gates’s Net Worth, House, and Cars 

Bill currently has an estimated net worth of $117.3 billion. 

Gates lives in his mansion, Xanadu 2.0 which is valued at over $150 million and is among the most expensive celebrity homes. It is located in Washington. Apart from that, he also has properties in different parts of the world.

When it comes to cars, Gates owns Porsche 959 and a Porsche 911 supercar. He also owns a private jet, the Bombardier BD-700 Global Express.

Did Bill Gates own a jet?

Bill Gates owns 4 private jets and also Cessna 2018 Seaplane. He also owns a Eurocopter EC135, a light utility helicopter.

Top 5 Quotes of Bill Gates

  • “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
  • “Patience is a key element of success.”
  • “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world … if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
  • “I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.”


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