22. 03. 2017
The founder of Microsoft Corporation, billionaire Bill Gates is still the richest person on the planet. He won this title for the fourth time according to Forbes magazine. The wealth of Gates is estimated at almost $ 90 billion.
According to the documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the profits of Bill Gates depend not only on Microsoft shares. The billionaire owns only 2.5% of the securities. If only these shares were profitable, Gates would still be on the Forbes list but would have taken 120th place. His income would be $ 14 billion.
Earning huge money, B.Gates does not forget about charity. The billionaire, together with his wife, founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The spouses regularly transfer funds to the activities of this charitable organization. The fund’s main goal is to support health care, as well as overcome hunger in poor countries. In addition to Gates and his wife, one of the members of the government of the fund is Warren Buffett, taking second place in the Forbes billionaires rating.