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  • Bill Gates is worth $89.4 billion.

  • If he spent $1 million a day, it would take him 245 years to spend his fortune.

  • Here's how he made all that cash.

  • In 1975, Gates cofounded Microsoft.

  • Twelve years later, he became the world's youngest billionaire at the time.

  • He later released Windows 95, and became the world's richest man.

  • He's been at the top of the list ever since.

  • Gates is also a leading philanthropist.

  • He stepped down as Microsoft CEO to focus on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • The foundation has given away $41.3 biilion to charity.

  • Gates doesn't to forget to splurge on himself, though.

  • He bought a $21 million jet in 1997.

  • He's had tons of luxurious cars over the years.

  • He even once got arrested for speeding in a Porsche 911.

  • Gates had an extensive art collection.

  • In 1988, he spent $36 million on this Winslow Homer painting.

  • That piece hangs in his $63 million home near Seattle.

  • It has 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, a reception hall that holds 200 people,

  • and a artificial stream stocked with fish.

  • In 2010, Bill, Melinda, and Warren Buffett createdThe Giving Pledge.”

  • Those who join pledge to give half of their wealth to charity.

Bill Gates is worth $89.4 billion.

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How Bill Gates Makes And Spends His $89 Billion Fortune

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    Crystal Wu posted on 2017/12/06
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