According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the net worth of the world’s richest person Bill Gates hit $90 billion. This was thanks to Gates’ gains in public holdings including Canadian National Railway Company and Ecolab.
He is now $13.5 billion richer than the world’s second-wealthiest person, Spanish retail mogul Amancio Ortega. At $90 billion, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder’s personal net worth is equal to 0.5 percent of US GDP.
Less than two weeks ago, Bill Gates topped Forbes‘ “100 Richest Tech Billionaires in The World 2016” list with an estimated fortune of $78 billion. It seems that the gods are continuing to smile on Gates, who has dedicated his wealth to saving the world from extinction. Now it seems that the more he gives away the more he gets back from other profitable deals.
It is all a noble cause which almost makes you forgive all those antitrust campaigns in the 1990s.