How much money does Bill Gates make a second? Let’s consider the billionaire’s 2021 net worth in the wake of recent divorce news.
Imagine taking a deep breath and realising you’ve just earned hundreds of dollars.
Well, Bill Gates is surely familiar with such a feeling.
The 65-year-old is the founder of the Microsoft Corporation and is known for many things, but mostly, people know him for being an innovative genius. He launched the company with Paul Allen back in 1975 and since then his impact on the landscape of technology has changed our lives forever.
In May 2021 it was announced that he and Melinda Gates are getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage.
Since then, curiosity has resurfaced regarding his net worth. So, how much money does Bill Gates make a second?
How much money does Bill Gates make a second?
- Bill Gates makes approximately $4,630 per second.
This is highlighted by Business Insider. That is the equivalent of £3,342 per second.
Forbes ranks him as the fourth richest person in the world in 2021, and it’s also worth addressing that is almost $70 billion richer than he was five years ago, in 2016.
Bill Gates’ net worth in 2021
Bill Gates’ net worth in 2021 is $129.9 billion.
He ranks fourth, but here are the top 10 ranked below, as listed by Forbes:
10.) Amancio Ortega ($ 83.4 billion)
9.) Sergey Brin ($95.9 billion)
8.) Larry Page ($99.0 billion)
7.) Larry Ellison ($102.2 billion)
6.) Warren Buffett ($105.1 billion)
5.) Mark Zuckerberg ($113.8 billion)
4.) Bill Gates ($129.9 billion)
3.) Elon Musk ($163.5 billion)
2.) Bernard Arnault & Family ($180.1 billion)
1.) Jeff Bezos ($191.7 billion)
Why are Bill and Melinda Gates divorcing?
The pair have shared a statement on Twitter [see above] addressing the split, addressing that they “no longer believe [they] can grow together as a couple.”
Considering the statement, they wrote:
“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives.”
They add: “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”
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