Bill Gates’s Net worth in 2022

Bill Gates's Net worth in 2022

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software/application developer, investor, author, and, a philanthropist who is probably best known as the co-founder of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft.

From 1995 to 2010 & from 2013 to 2017, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was ranked as the richest person in the world, outlaying the competition. However, in 2017 Jeff Bezos the creator of surpassed the net worth of Bill Gates.

Net worth$101.3 Billion
Last Updated:Sep 30, 2022
Born:October 28, 1995
Height:1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Source of Wealth:Microsoft

Bill Gates’s Net Worth Over Time

Bill Gates's Net Worth Over Time

According to both Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index and Forbes, Bill Gates is the 5th-wealthiest person in the world and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2010 & 2013-2017. This figure comes from Forbes’ real-time figures.

Here is Bill Gates’s Net Worth Over Time According to Forbes,

YearNet worth
1987$ 1.2 Billion
1989$2.5 Billion
1990-1996$15 Billion-$25 Billion
1997$39.8 Billion
1998$51 Billion
1999$85 Billion
2000$63 Billion
2001$58.7 Billion
2002$52.8 Billion
2003$47 Billion
2004$46.6 Billion 
2005$50 Billion
2006$52 Billion
2007$56 Billion
2008$58 Billion
2009$40 Billion
2010$ 53 Billion
2011$ 56 Billion
2012$ 61 Billion
2013$67 Billion
2014$76 Billion
2015$79.2 Billion
2016$75 Billion
2017$86 Billion
2018$90 Billion
2019$96.5 Billion
2020$98 Billion
2021$124 Billion
2022$129 Billion

Bill Gates’s Companies

  • Microsoft
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • UPS and FedEx
  • Waste Management Inc.

How did Bill Gates become rich?

Most of Bill Gates’s wealth comes from his Microsoft shares and other personal investments.

Career Highlights

  • 1975 founds Microsoft as a software company with Paul Allen.
  • 1977, Microsoft and ASCII Magazine in Japan agreement was formed and as a result ASCII Microsoft the first international office was born.
  • In 1979 the headquarters of Microsoft moved to Washington.
  • 1979 made an agreement with IBM.
  • 1986 public share issue of Microsoft and Bill Gates has owned 45% of it.
  • Become a Billionaire at the age of 31.
  • Make Microsoft the largest software company in the world.
  • 1980 introduction of Windows operating system.
  • 1990 the introduction of the Microsoft Office package.
  • Bill Gates became the richest man on the planet at the age of 39.
  • Bill Gates stayed at number one on the Forbes list of the World’s Richest People until 2007.
  • Establishment of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in 2000.
  • In 2006 Bill Gates started allocating billions of his wealth to charity.
  • Inspired by the honorable causes of his foundation, in 2014 Bill Gates has given up his championship as the world’s richest person.
  • 2016 Bill and Melinda Gates were honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Purchased his biggest private mansion in 1998 for $2 million and in 2021 the value of the asset is valued at $127.48 million.
  • Gates resigned from the Microsoft board on March 13, 2020.
  • Bill Gates published his book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, in May 2022.

Famous Bill Gates Quotes

Success is a lousy teacher, it seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

Bill Gates

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

Bill Gates

Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world… if you do so, you are insulting yourself

Bill Gates

Patience is a key element of success

Bill Gates

If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss

Bill Gates