Bill Gates Net Worth: Salary, Income, Biography, Assets, and More

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William Henry Gates III, also known as Bill Gates, is a software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. He is also a co-founder of Microsoft, the biggest software maker across the globe, along with his late childhood friend Paul Allen.

Bill Gates, at the age of 31, became the youngest billionaire in the whole world when Microsoft’s increasing share price rocketed his wealth. Forbes has ranked him as the richest man in the world about eighteen times over the last twenty-three years. He dropped to the second richest person in the world in July of 2017, overtaken by the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Currently, he is the fourth richest person in the world.

Now let us take a look at Bill Gates’ early life and know the story behind his success.

Bill Gates Overview

Name William Henry Gates III
Celebrated Name Bill Gates
Net Worth $138 Billion
Net Worth (INR) ₹1,03,83,07,17,00,000
Salary $1 Million
Age 66
Birth Date October 28, 1955
Birth Place Seattle, Washington, United States
Alma Mater Harvard University (dropped out)
Marital Status Divorced
Wife/ Spouse Melinda French (m. 1994; div. 2021)
Children Phoebe Adele, Rory John, and Jennifer Katharine
Profession Software developer, Investor, Entrepreneur
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016)
Titles ·       Co-chairperson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

·       Chairman and founder of Branded Entertainment Network

·       Chairman and founder of Cascade Investment

·       Chairman and co-founder of TerraPower

·       Founder of Breakthrough Energy

·       Technology advisor of Microsoft

Nationality American

Bill Gates Early Life and Biography:

William Henry Gates III, also known as Bill Gates, was born in a successful family on the 28th of October, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, United States. His father, Bill Gates Sr., was a lawyer, and Mary Maxwell, his mother, was on the board of directors for First Interstate BancSystem as well as the local United Way of America. Gates has an older sister, named Kristi (Kristianne) as well as a younger sister, named, Libby.

He was enrolled in Seattle’s Lakeside School at the age of 13, where he made friends with Paul Allen, and where he developed a fondness towards computers as well as wrote his first-ever software program – a tic-tac-toe game.  Bill Gates was a studious and intelligent young man which could be seen by taking a look at his SATs score which was 1590 out of a possible 1600. He went on to enroll at Harvard University, one of the best universities in the world but ended up taking a leave of absence on account of his friend Paul Allen. Together, they built an operating system for the Altair 8800, which would go on to become the world’s largest software maker known as Microsoft.

Bill Gates Personal Life:

Bill Gates met Melina French in 1987 after she began working at Microsoft. They commenced conversation when they were seated next to each other at a work dinner. Bill and Melinda got married on the 1st of January, 1994 on a golf course on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai, and share three children, namely Jennifer Katharine, Rory John, and Pheobe Adele.

Bill and Melinda Gates, along with CEO Mark Zuckerburg and investor Warren Buffett each signed a commitment on December 9, 2010, named by them as the Giving Pledge, to donate at least half of their wealth to charity throughout their lives. Bill and Melinda Gates were jointly awarded India’s third highest civilian honor, Padma Bhushan, in 2015 for the philanthropic activities of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in India.

Being a lover of art, Gates has purchased ‘Lost on the Grand Banks,’ an oil painting by Winslow Homer for $36 million, ‘Polo Crowd’ by George Bellows for $28 million, ‘Room of Flowers’ by Frederick Childe Hassam for $20 million, ‘The Nursery’ by William Merritt Chase for $10 million, ‘Distant Thunder’ by Andrew Wythe for $7 million, and ‘The Codex Leicester,’ a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo Da Vinci,  for $30.8 million.

Bill Gates Career:

Bill Gates and Paul Allen saw the release of the MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU  as an opening to create their own computer software company. They formed an alliance with Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS). The trade name Microsoft was registered on November 26, 1976, and on November 20, 1985, Microsoft launched the first market version of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft introduced Microsoft Office in 1989 comprised of several applications like Microsoft Word and Excel into one system.

Gates stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft in January 2000, though he stayed the chairman, and created the new position of Chief Software Architect for himself. In February 2014, he stepped down as Chairman of Microsoft and is currently the technical advisor supporting Satya Nadella, CEO.

Bill Gates Salary/Income:

The annual salary of Bill Gates is shown below-

Annual: INR 166,577,807,871
Monthly: INR 13,881,483,989
Weekly: INR 3,203,419,382
Daily: INR 456,377,556


Bill Gates Net Worth Milestones:

1986 $350 Million
1987 $1.25 Billion
1990 $2.5 Billion
1990 $15 Billion
1997 $40 Billion
1999 $85 Billion
2000 $63 Billion
2008 $58 Billion
2009 $40 Billion
2014 $76 Billion
2020 $130 Billion

Bill Gates Organizations Founded by Bill Gates:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 4 April 1975
  • The Giving Pledge, in the year 2000
  • Branded Entertainment Network, in the year 1989
  • Bgc3, in the year 2008
  • Microsoft Research, in the year 1991
  • Cascade Investment, in the year, 1994
  • The Global Funds, 28thJanuary 2002


 Bill Gates Assets Owned:

Estates- Bill Gates owns a number of luxurious properties in the US, one of them being a marvelous mansion located on the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington, which is nicknamed as ‘Xanadu 2.0,’ and where he currently resides with his family. Gates is being a reader, has the quotation, “ He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it,” from The Great Gatsby engraved upon the ceiling of his home library. The library also features priceless works by great artists such as Da Vinci.

In October 2014 purchased 228-acre ranch property in Rancho Sante Fe, California near San Diego, from Jenny Craig. “Rancho Paseana” is a horse ranch.

In 2013 Gates went on to purchase a second horse ranch, this one being in Wellington, Florida.

Gates bought a 492-acre ranch in Cody, Wyoming, which was once owned by William “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Bill and Melinda purchased an oceanfront mansion in Del Mar, California, in April of 2020, from the wife of the late oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens.

Gates also owns part of the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, around half of all Four Seasons hotels around the globe, and he, along with a group of investors owns the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco.

Cars- Being the fourth richest in the world, Bill Gates has a spectacular collection of vehicles. His collection comprises a Porsche 911, a Porsche 959 Sports, a Ferrari 948, a Porsche Taycan, a Ford Focus, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express, a Cessna 208 Caravan seaplane, and a Gulfstream G650.

Bill Gates Key Facts:

  • Bill Gates’ net worth topped $350m when Microsoft went public in 1986
  • First became a billionaire in 1987 at the age of 31
  • His net worth would be about $175 Billion if he had never donated a dollar to charity
  • His Seattle mansion has an assessed value of $147 million
  • Bill Gates has earned at least $50 billion in Microsoft dividends since 2003
  • Currently owns approximately 1.3% of Microsoft
  • He has the intention of bestowing 99.96% of his wealth to charity by the time he dies
  • He plans to leave his three children with $10 Million each
  • As a child, Bill Gates was nicknamed “Trey” by his grandmother.
  • He was declared an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth, however, he does not use the title “Sir” as he is not a citizen of the United Kingdom.



  1. What is the net worth of Bill Gates?

The net worth of Bill Gates is $138 Billion which is ₹1,03,83,07,17,00,000 (INR).

  1. How old is Bill Gates?

Born on October 28, 1955, Bill Gates is now 66 years old.

  1. Is Bill Gates married?

Bill Gates married Melinda French in 1994, however, they divorced in 2021.

  1. Does Bill Gates have children?

Yes, Bill Gates has three children with Melinda, namely Jennifer Katharine, Rory John, and Pheobe Adele.

  1. What is the salary of Bill Gates?

Bill Gates earns an income that estimates $4 Billion per year.

  1. Who is Bill Gates?

Bill Gates is a software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist as well as a co-founder of Microsoft, and the fourth richest man in the world.

  1. Was Bill Gates ever the richest man in the world?

Forbes has ranked Bill Gates as the richest man in the world about eighteen times over the last twenty-three years, however, he dropped to the second richest person in the world in July of 2017, overtaken by the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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