Bill Gates beats Jeff Bezos as world’s wealthiest guy (once again)


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Bill Gates, the world’s wealthiest guy.

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Bill Gates quit working full-time at Microsoft in 2008 and stepped down as chairman in 2014. Over the course of almost twenty years, Gates has actually moved his focus from desktop computers to philanthropy. Yet regardless of alleviating his work at Microsoft and his commitment to handing out cash, Bill Gates is when again the world’s wealthiest individual.

As of Nov. 16, Gates has a net worth of $110 billion, according to Bloomberg. Gates directly unseated Amazon head Jeff Bezos, who deserves approx. $109 billion. Since 2008, Gates has at numerous times been out-earned by the similarity Bezos, financier Warren Buffett and Mexican company mogul Carlos Slim.

Despite having actually offered around $35 billion in Microsoft stock to money the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the tech icon still owns a substantial quantity of Microsoft stocks. Bloomberg chalks up his current windfall in net worth to Microsoft winning a $10 billion Pentagon agreement and a matching increase to the business’s stock cost.

The stock cost was at $136 on June 22, and now stands at simply under $150.

Bezos’ net worth has actually taken 2 hits in current months, as he lost billions following Amazon’s underperformance in quarter 3 and numerous billions more — around $35 billion — to his now ex-wife, Mackenzie Bezos.

Ironically, the last time Gates made headings was when he, speaking at the New York Times DealBook conference, questioned Democratic governmental prospect Elizabeth Warren’s proposed broadened wealth tax.

“I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes, I’ve paid more than anyone in taxes. If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates stated, “but when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math over what I have left over.”

Gates likewise stated he wasn’t sure if Warren is unbiased or would “even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money.”

“I’m always happy to meet with people, even if we have different views,” Warren tweeted at Gates later on that day. “If we get the chance, I’d love to explain exactly how much you’d pay under my wealth tax. (I promise it’s not $100 billion.)”

The very first time Gates was called wealthiest individual worldwide was 1995 — when he had a net worth of $12.9 billion.

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