While the whole world has suffered COVID-19 impacts, leading to an increasing unemployment rate and cessation of business, some extraordinary characters have successfully distinguished themselves as one of the richest men in the world. All know that the two first positions on the list of the richest people belong to the big bosses in the technological world including Elon R Musk and Jeff Bezos, but who is the 3rd richest man in the world? Believe it or not, the third one turns out to be a familiar name, who also comes from the technological world, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Let Gurugamer.com reveal to you some facts about this billionaire you may miss!

Who is Tech Billionaire Bill Gates?

Bill Gates or William Henry Gates III was born on October 28, 1955, and grew up in Seattle, Washington. He is recognized as an American business magnate, investor, software developer, and philanthropist. He is also the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

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Back in 1975, Bill Gates teamed up with Paul Allen to found Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their company has now become the biggest personal computer software company in the world. Maybe you don’t know that Microsoft was originally named Micro-Soft by Paul Allen, instead of Bill Gates. This name is a portmanteau of the words “MICROprocessor” and “SOFTware”.

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During his career at Microsoft, Bill Gates undertook many various positions including the founder, chairman, CEO, president, chief software architect, and technology advisor of Microsoft. In June 2006, he announced his decision to start full-time work at his charitable foundation called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates stepped down as the Chairman of Microsoft and started to hold a new position as a technology advisor in a bid to give vital support for the newly-assigned CEO Satya Nadella.

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Bill Gates has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Some Facts About The 3rd Richest Man In The World You May Not Know

1. Bill Gates was first listed, by Forbes, as one of the richest billionaires in the world in 1987.

2. He was recognized as the richest one for many years before Jeff Bezos and recently Elon Musk have overtaken him.

3. Bill Gates becomes the 3rd richest man in the world today with his total net worth of $134 billion. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as of January 21, 2021, Elon Musk ranks No.1 with his net worth of $203 billion, and the second position belongs to CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos with his net worth of $191 billion.

4. Bill Gates has just become the largest farmland owner in the United States. Accordingly, the former Microsoft CEO and his wife have built a 242000-acre portfolio of agricultural land in 18 states.

5. The luxury car collection of Bill Gates:

His fans know that Mr. tech billionaire is a big fan of Porsche, and therefore, it’s not surprising that there are many impressive Porsche cars in his collection.

Check out the Bill Gates Car Collection:

  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 2
  • Porsche 930 Turbo
  • Porsche 959 Coupe
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Jaguar XJ6
  • Ferrari 348
  • Ford Focus

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6. Along with Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates has been mocked many times by another tech billionaire, who now sits on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as the wealthiest one, Elon Musk. Tesla CEO claimed that the former Microsoft CEO had no knowledge of electric cars.

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Bill Gates disagrees with Elon Musk in some aspects and Tesla CEO has mocked him many times.

7. Back in 2017, Bill Gates expressed his appreciation for the key role of Tesla as the top leader in the electric car manufacturing industry. However, three years later, he bought an all-electric car by Porsche, his favorite auto manufacturer, instead of a Tesla one. Gates said the prices of Tesla cars are so high, leading to a bigger disagreement between these two billionaires. Tesla CEO Musk even tweeted that his conversation with Bill Gates, who is also the third richest man in the world, was “underwhelming”.

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8. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the clean-tech venture capital which is led by Bill Gates has just raised another $1 billion to invest in clean technology.

9. Although Bill Gates owns $134 billion, as of now, each of his children will get only a 10-million dollar inheritance - approximately more than 0.01% of his total assets.

10. If Bill Gates spends one million dollars per day, it takes him over 200 years to run out of money.

11. Bill Gates and his charitable foundation have invested a lot to turn human waste into drinking water. Watch the video of him drinking a glass of water that was produced from human feces!

Above are some interesting facts about the 3rd richest man in the world, Bill Gates. His position may vary in the upcoming time and no one can deny what Bill Gates has contributed to the world to date.

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