Bill Gates

How Rich Is Bill Gates?

Who is Bill Gates Anyway? If you have to ask this question you must have been in a cryogenic deep freeze the past 23 years.

No really, Who is Bill Gates? William Henry Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation.

How Rich Is Bill Gates? At the end of 2006, Bill Gates had a net worth of $56 billion! That's a 56 with, 9 zeros behind it -- $56,000,000,000, give or take a few hundred million. This makes him the richest person in the world according to Forbes. Update: As of 2009 Mr. Gates is now the second richest man in the world with a net worth of $53 Billion. Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican telcom tycoon, has zoomed past Bill to take the number one spot at $53.5 billion

Well, How did he make all that money? Brains, Money, and Luck -- Not necessarily in that order.

Could you be more specific? Maybe later when I have more time.

What's the point of this web page? No point really. Just wondering if it will break the top ten for the Google search term: How Rich is Bill Gates. I'll let you know.

Update (05/05/2010): Well, Well, Well... Looks like I am #1 on Yahoo for the search term: "How Rich is Bill Gates." #1 on Google and #1 on Bing... A search engine Trifecta! Maybe I'll put on a few ads and make a couple pennies. I'll never have Bill's billions, but at least I can put in my 2 cents!

The following is a fun little calculator from that tells how soon you could overtake Bill Gates as the richest person in the world.

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