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What is Bill Gates’ net worth?

  • Bill Gates is an American business magnate, founder and former chairman and CEO of Microsoft, philanthropist, and author. As of this writing, Bill Gates’ net worth is $151 billion. Over much of the last 20 years, Bill Gates has been the richest person in the world. He dropped to the second richest person in the world in July 2017 when he was overtaken by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Today he is consistently one of the five richest people on the planet.
  • As you probably know, Bill Gates co-founded the software company Microsoft with Paul Allen and is known as one of the pioneering entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Today he owns less than 1.3% of Microsoft. He has sold tens of billions of dollars worth of Microsoft shares over the years. The proceeds of his sales have funded Cascade Investment LLC, the vehicle Gates uses to invest in hundreds of other companies.
Net Worth:$151 Billion
Salary:$1 Million
Date of Birth:Oct 28, 1955 (65 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Entrepreneur, Programmer, Businessperson, Investor, Software Architect
Nationality:United States of America

Early Life

  • William Henry Gates III was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. Gates was bullied as a child. He preferred to stay in his room where he would shout “I’m thinking” when his mother asked what he was doing. When he was 13, he enrolled in the private Lakeside prep school and he wrote his first software program. He was in eighth grade during his first year at Lakeside and the school’s Mother’s Club used proceeds from a fundraiser to buy a Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and time on a GE computer for the school’s students. Gates became interested in programming the GE computer in BASIC. He wrote his first program — a tic-tac-toe game, on this computer. Players played the game against the computer. Eventually, Gates and his friends Paul Allen, Ric Weiland, and Kent Evans were banned from using the school’s computer after they were caught exploiting bugs in the operating system to get free time on the machine. The four students formed the Lakeside Programmers Club to make money.
  • When their ban was over, the boys offered to look for bugs in the software in exchange for extra time on the computer. Gates began studying code to the programs that ran on the computer including Fortran, Lisp, and machine language. In 1971, a Lakeside teacher asked Gates and Evans to automate the school’s class-scheduling system. The friends wrote software with one twist–Gates changed the code so that he was in classes with a higher number of interesting girls. Gates and Evans wanted to have the new system up and running by senior year. Then, at the end of their junior year, Evans was killed in a mountain climbing accident. Gates turned to Allen to help him finish the project for Lakeside.
  • During their senior year, Gates and Allen formed a company called Traf-O-Data and made traffic counters on the Intel 8008 processer. He graduated from Lakeside School in 1973 and enrolled at Harvard in the fall of 1973. At Harvard, Gates took math and graduate-level computer science classes. He met Steve Ballmer at Harvard. Gates dropped out of college at the end of his sophomore year.

Career

  • With the release of the MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, Gates and Paul Allen saw this as the opening they needed to create their own computer software company. The creators of the new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS), formed a partnership with Gates and Allen using their Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer, and then the BASIC interpreter. The trade name Microsoft was registered on November 26, 1976. During the first five years of the Microsoft company, Gates personally reviewed every line of code the company shipped, often rewriting code as needed. On November 20, 1985, Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows.
  • Microsoft went public in 1986. The opening stock price was $21. After the trading day, the stock closed at $27.75 and Bill’s 45% was worth $350 million. Less than a year later, after the stock surged, he was a billionaire. He was 31 years old.
  • Gates announced on June 15, 2006, that he would transition out of his day-to-day role at Microsoft over the next two years in order to dedicate more time to philanthropy.
  • On March 13, 2020, Gates announced he would step down as Microsoft’s Chairman.
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

*** At one very brief point in 1999, his net worth topped $100 billion. After adjusting for inflation, that was the same as being worth $153 billion today.

Personal Life

  • In 1987, Melinda French went to work in the product development division of Microsoft. At some point, she and Bill were seated next to each other at a work dinner. They hit it off and Bill was soon calling Melinda to ask her out. Melinda eventually rose to the position of General Manager of Information Products. She stayed with Microsoft until 1996.
  • Bill and Melinda married on a golf course on the Hawaiian island of Lanai on January 1, 1994. They have three children; Phoebe Adele, Rory John, and Jennifer Katharine.
  • Gates purchased the Codex Leicester, a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci, for $30.8 million at an auction in 1994.
  • Gates and his wife combined three family foundations to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world.
  • On December 9, 2010, Bill and Melinda Gates and investor Warren Buffett each signed a commitment they called the Giving Pledge, which is a commitment by all three to donate at least half of their wealth, over the course of time, to charity.

Net Worth Details

  • Bill Gates has sold at least $40 billion in Microsoft stock and collected over $12 billion in dividends since the company’s IPO in 1986. He used that money to create the holding company Cascade Investment which has continued to grow and includes investments in companies such as Canadian National Railway and AutoNation. Gates is quite a philanthropist and donated a $3.3 billion payout he received in 2004 to his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He still has a 1.3 percent stake in Microsoft.

Real Estate

  • Seattle, Wa: The Gates family owns a number of impressive properties around the US. He likely owns residences abroad as well, though less is known about these purchases.
  • In Washington, the Gates family resides in an unbelievably amazing mansion nicknamed “Xanadu 2.0”. After acquiring the lake-front property in 1988 for $2 million, Bill spent seven years and $63 million constructing what became arguably the most impressive private residence in the world.
  • Located on the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington, the main house alone is 66,000 square-feet. The 66,000 square-foot estate has a 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater music system,  a 2,500 square-foot gym and a 1,000 square-foot dining room six kitchens and a dining hall that can seat 200 people. Gates is an avid reader, and the ceiling of his large home library is engraved with a quotation from The Great Gatsby. The library features priceless works, including pieces by Da Vinci.
  • The annual property taxes on the mansion are reported to be $1.063 million, on an assessed value of $150 million.
  • Rancho Santa Fe, Ca: In October 2014 the Gates family paid $18 million for a 228-acre ranch property in Rancho Sante Fe, California (near San Diego). They acquired the property from weight loss tycoon Jenny Craig. The property, dubbed “Rancho Paseana”, is a horse ranch. Gates’ daughter Jennifer is an avid rider. The property has a racetrack, orchard, five barns and even a suite for a full-time veterinarian.
  • Del Mar, Ca: In April 2020, Bill and Melinda paid $43 million for a stunning oceanfront mansion in Del Mar, California, roughly 15 minutes from their Rancho Santa Fe ranch. They bought the home from the widow of the late oil billionaire/investor T. Boone Pickens.
  • Wellington, Florida: In 2013 Gates paid $8.7 million for a second horse ranch, this one in Wellington, Florida. The family had rented the mansion on several previous occasions when in town for Jennifer Gates’ competitions. They liked the house so much, they bought it.
  • Cody, Wy: In 2009 Gates bought a 492-acre ranch in Cody, Wyoming, for an undisclosed price. The ranch, which was once owned by William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, was initially listed for $12 million. It was listed at $8.9 million just before Bill became the owner. The ranch has only had three owners in roughly 150 years.
  • Commercial Properties: Through his investment fund Cascade, Gates owns interests in several prominent hotels. He owns part of the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He owns around half of all Four Seasons hotels around the world. He plus a group of investors own the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco.

Summary

  • Bill Gates has a net worth of $155 billion. As of this writing that makes him one of the richest people in the world. Since Microsoft’s 1986 IPO, Bill has seen his net worth grow from $250 million to well over $100 billion. In 1999, at the peak of the dotcom boom, Gates’ fortune briefly topped $99 billion. After adjusting for inflation, that’s the same as around $153 billion in today’s dollars.

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Introduction 

Andrea Thompson is an American actress.

Thompson is best known for her appearances on the TV shows ‘Falcon Crest,’ ‘24’ and ‘Babylon 5’. She is also known for her voice work on several films and TV shows.

Following graduation from high school, she moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling. Her unique voice and brilliant acting skills have inspired many young talents in the show business. 

As of 2021, Andrea Thompsons’ net worth s estimated to be roughly $3 million. 

Early Life 

Andrea Thompson was born on the 22nd of May, 1959, in Ohio.

In 2001, she joined CNN as an evening anchor for ‘Headline News.’ After leaving CNN, she went to work for Court TV, contributing to the shows Forensic Files’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ as well as the documentary ‘The System.’ 

Thompson grew up with three siblings. In 1987, she married David Guc, who she divorced in 1990. She had a son in 1992. She went to marry actor Jerry Doyle in 1995. They divorced in 1997. 

Career 

Thompson began her career as a voiceover artist. Her debut film role was in the movie ‘Wall Street’ in 1987. In 1989, she was cast on the soap opera ‘Flacon Crest.’ In 1991, she played Nurse Helen Caldwell in the movie ‘Delirious. 

She was cast on the science fiction television series ‘Babylon 5’ ss telepath Talia Winters in 1993. Thompson left the series at the end of its second season.

Thompson joined the cast of ‘JAG’ as Commander Alison Krennick. She was among many actors who left the show when it was canceled by NC. She then went to play on four seasons of the crime drama ‘NYPD Blue,’ leaving in April 2000 to pursue a career in journalism.

Thompson started her journalism career in 1999. During this time, she also took a writing seminar with KGO-TVäs feature reporter Wayne Freedman. She started her work with CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque. Thompson joined CNN Headline News as an evening anchor in 2001. 

Nude pictures and videoclips of Thompson were taken from her 1980s-era movies also began circulating on the Internet, causing some embarrassment for CNN.

After she left CNN, she went to work for Court TV, introducing episodes of NYPD Blue and Forensic Files, as well as narrating the documentary series ‘The System.’ 

As of 2021, Andrea Thompson’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3 million. 

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Andrea Thompson’s career:

  • Nightmare Weekend (Movie, 1986) 
  • Wall Street (Movie, 1987) 
  • Delirious (Movie, 1991) 
  • A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (Movie, 1997)

Favorite Quotes from Andrea Thompson

“They’re both two different types; apples and oranges. The presence you have on stage is very different than what exists on television and film. Being on stage is very expensive. You have lots of room to roam around[.] Theres a mark, and you can’t move away from it.” – Andrea Thompson 

“You know it was about paying the bills. There are series you stay on, and there are series you leave. It depended on how much producers were willing to pay me; it was certainly a mixed bag, but I always worked. I was very fortunate and was glad to not have to work an actual day job.” – Andrea Thompson 

“The best role I was blessed with was NYPD Blue. The production quality and writing- it broke so many boundaries. It really made a huge change in the industry. It was gritty and groundbreaking. Steven Bochco knew how to hire the best and trust the best. He was very hands-on; he was on the set quite a lot and there to observe, let them do their job.

“Well, when you’re younger and have kids, you don’t want something thats making you travel around the world. Certainly i could’ve done so, but there was so much stability. There were lots of movies I auditioned for that would’ve shot in LA or Vancouver.” – Andrea Thompson 

“The latter film was such a cool experience. Tom Epstein.. shot it all in 17 days. Everything was on film and taped together. Tom has a long track record… worked a lot with buddy Billy Bob Thornton. His other friend Robert Duvall also visited the set a lot, he was a tango lover.” – Andrea Thompson 

3 Life Lessons from Andrea Thompson

Now that you know all about Andrea Thompson’s net worth and how she achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from her: 

1. Acting 

Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey. 

2. Love 

It’s only a house when it’s filled with people you love. A family is the purest form of love and acceptance. No one knows you better than your family does. 

3. Move Forward 

When life takes us on a new journey, we simply need to remember the smile we had on our face when we moved forward. 

Summary  

Andrea Thompson is an American actress who is best known for starring in the TV series ‘Falcon Crest,’ ‘Babylon 5,’ ‘JAG,’ ’24,’ and ‘NYPD Blue.’

She appeared in the movies ‘Manhattan Gigolo’ and ‘Nightmare Weekend’ in 1986. From 1994 to 1995, he starred as Talia Winters on the series Babylon 5.’

She has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for NYPD Blue in 1998, 1999, and 2000. 

As of 2021, Andrea Thompson’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3 million. 

What do you think about Andrea Thompson’s net worth? Leave a comment below. 

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