Bill Gates is Now Worth $90 Billion, or 0.5% of U.S. GDP

From ZeroHedge: Thanks to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock rising near all-time highs, and some recent investments paying off, Bill Gates’ net worth has reached unprecedented levels.

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…

Source: Bloomberg

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?

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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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