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- According to the latest estimates by Forbes, Bill Gates has a net worth of $105.7 billion
- Surprisingly, Bill Gates had a net worth of $85 billion at the time when he resigned as the CEO of Microsoft way back in 2000
Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person, with a net worth of more than 100 billion dollars has been among the top five billionaires in the world since 2000. Interestingly, Bill Gates has maintained the top position for approximately 13 to 14 years in the last 20 years. Over the years, Bill Gates has been replaced from the world’s richest position a number of times by several billionaires including Warren Buffett (during the 2008 stock market meltdown), Carlos Slim & Family.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and Chairman of Amazon, has been the latest person who has dethroned Bill Gates from the peak in terms of total wealth. Jeff Bezos briefly surpassed Bill Gates in 2017 and finally piped the latter in 2018 to become the richest person in the world. According to the latest estimates by Forbes, Bill Gates has a net worth of $105.7 billion, whereas Bloomberg Billionaires Index has approximated Gates net worth at $107 billion as of September 21, 2019.
Surprisingly, Bill Gates had a net worth of $85 billion at the time when he resigned as the CEO of Microsoft way back in 2000, as per a report. The maximum proportion of Bill Gates net worth has been derived from his respective equity holdings in Microsoft Corporation and other publicly-listed, as well as non-listed enterprises.
Comparing the net worth of Bill Gates at the time he stepped down as Microsoft CEO and present, there is an increase of only $20-22 billion. It should be noted that the net worth of Bill Gates could be way more than it is now if he hadn’t contributed any of it for the philanthropic ventures, donations, charity and social causes. Bill Gates net worth, however, plunged to nearly $40 billion during 2008-2009 following the aftermath of the 2008 stock market crisis.