The richest man in the world… just got richer.
The net worth of the world’s richest person – Bill Gates – reached $90 billion on Friday for the first time in history, thanks to gains in his holdings such as Canadian National Railway Co., and Ecolab…
He is now almost $14 billion richer than the second richest person in the world – Amancio Ortega – Spanish mogul behind the fashion retailer Zara; and a shocking $23 billion richer than biggest loser Warren Buffett who is now worth just $67bn…
For some context:
If Bill Gates was a company, he would be ‘bigger’ than 440 of the S&P 500 components
If Bill Gates was a country, he would be ‘bigger’ than 125 nations by GDP tracked by The IMF (bigger than Ukraine and almost as big as Puerto Rico)
If Bill Gates collected cars, he could buy 18 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas (and have change to pay for the insurance… but not the gas)
Still money can’t buy happiness… right?
Microsoft shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Tuesday at $57.63. MSFT has gained about 4% year-to-date, compared with a 7% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 during the same period.
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