Bill Gates is arguably one of the most notable tech entrepreneurs in history. Along with Paul Allen, Gates launched the Microsoft Corporation in 1975, thus effectively revolutionizing the computer industry and jumpstarting the era of personal computers. Gates has effectively become a household name due to a combination of his business and philanthropic endeavors. If you’re interested in learning more about the insanely successful business magnate and his life, then look no further than these next few lines. We’re bringing you the #411 on everything from Bill Gates house and cars to his private collection of luxury toys and more.
Where does Bill Gates live?
Bill Gates House Seattle (Current)
Gates owns an estate located in on Lake Washington in Medina Washington just outside of Seattle. It pretty much can only be described as something you aren’t even capable of dreaming of. How big is Bill Gates’ house, you ask? According to various sources, it’s a whopping 66,000 square feet in total. The gorgeous eco-friendly, high-tech, Pacific lodge-style home has also been nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 from the press after the estate of Charles Foster Kane from the film “Citizen Kane”. I mean seriously guys, if my words fail to grasp this insane home, just check out these photos below. It puts the Great Gatsby house to shame.
It took seven years and a whopping $63 million to complete. Bill Gates’ home is valued at between $127-170 million depending on the source. And, what’s especially interesting is the fact that Gates purchased the lot for just $2 million back in 1988.
The Bill Gates mansion includes 7 bedrooms and an insane 24 bathrooms, ten of which are full-size. It also includes a 60-foot swimming pool complete with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot gym, a 1,000-square-foot dining room, six kitchens, and a trampoline room complete with a 20-foot ceiling. And that’s not all, folks. The home also includes a 2,100 square-foot library complete with two secret bookcases and a hidden bar. Of the various interesting purchases the business magnate has made include a 16th-century manuscript from Leonardo da Vinci himself. It was purchased at an auction in 1994 for $30.8 million.
The home also includes a home theater that can accommodate up to twenty guests and a massive 300-square-foot reception hall which is capable of accommodating up to 200 guests. The estate also includes a spacious guest house, a 23-car garage, and an artificial stream that is kept stocked with fish. It’s also notably high-tech and comes with heated floors, a sensor system that monitors climate and lighting in each room, and massive screens that can change the artwork on the walls via the push of a button. It’s also situated on a beautiful lake. Get this — the family has sand imported from the Caribbean islands every year just to keep it nice and beautiful.
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Bill Gates Home in Del Mar, CA (Current)
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, tech-magnate and philanthropic powerhouse Bill Gates plopped down $43 million for a sprawling estate with 120 feet of SoCal ocean frontage.
The home is located in Del Mar, CA and was previously owned by oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens. Pickens, who died in 2019, owned the home with his 4th wife (of 5) Madeleine Pickens. They paid $48.15 million in 2007. Madeline kept the home after their divorce in 2012 and ultimately lost a jaw-dropping $5 million in the sale.
Bill Gates Home in Indian Wells CA (Current)
Long ago, in 1999, the Microsoft magnet spent $12.5 million on a massive home in a posh resort community in the Palm Desert area of California. The 13,573-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and sits along a pristinely manicured golf course.
Bill Gates House Wellington FL (Current)
Bill Gates daughter is an equestrian, so it’s only fitting that in 2013 he bought a 4.8-acre property in Wellington, FL for $8.7 million. The 7,234-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, as well as a separate 20-stall barn.
In usual Bill Gates fashion, more is better. In 2016, he paid $13.5 million for the neighboring home. The rumor mill has been running overtime, and although we can’t confirm it, word of the street is that he also bought 4 other lots on the same street, making him the sole resident on the entire street.
Bill Gates Home in Wyoming (Current)
In 2009, Bill Gates plopped down roughly $8.9 million for Irma Lake Lodge, a 492-acre ranch that once belonged to Western legend William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. It’s about 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park and completely secluded.
Bill Gates Former Home in Jupiter Island FL
Also in 2009, Bill Gates bought a $5 million home on Jupiter Island in Florida. It was a gorgeous, 9,458-square-foot waterfront home with 4 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. However, he listed it repeatedly from April 2010 (for $5.28M) until August 2018 when he finally sold it for $4 million. He lost $1 million…but who’s crying for this dude? #NotMe
Bill Gates Net Worth
Find yourself wondering how much money does Bill Gates have? The answer is an astounding $96.5 billion. That’s right folks. According to a recent article by Forbes, this ranks him as the second most wealthy individual in the world, just behind none other than Jeff Bezos. While Gates is notorious for leading a rather quiet, traditional lifestyle at home, this hasn’t prevented him from investing in quite a few toys.
Bill Gates Cars
According to various sources, Mr. Gates has a penchant for spending big bucks on luxury cars. To be specific, German, and Italian luxury vehicles. Perhaps his favorite manufacture could be said to be Porsche. After all, the business magnate has owned at least three of them, including a Porsche 911 Carrera and a Porsche 930.
Gates also owns a Porsche 959. For those of you who aren’t aware, this is actually a pretty rare car considering only 230 of them were manufactured, each of which comes with a price tag of around $200,000. It’s also been noted that he’s owned several versions of Lamborghinis as well.
Bill Gates Yacht
To this date, Gates hasn’t purchased any yachts, but that hasn’t stopped him from chartering quite a few massive superyachts from time to time. It was recently noted in 2019 that the business mogul chartered a $1.4 million per week yacht named Lady S in order to take a family vacation on the Adriatic Sea.
Sounds exciting, yeah? That’s small fries for Mr. Gates. In 2014 reports ran wild when it was found that he was holidaying on a massive $330 million yacht called Serene off the coast of Sardinia. This 133-meter yacht is listed as one of the largest in the world. It’s estimated that this yacht costs a whopping $2 million per week. That’s quite a chunk of change by even Bill Gates’ standards!
Bill Gates Private Jet
It’s also been reported that the business magnate has owned a total of four private jets. Gates has mentioned in interviews before that purchasing private jets is his “guilty pleasure”. It’s been reported that he owns two Bombardier BD-700s — the N887WM and N194WM — both of which would have set him back about $40 million each. It’s also been reported that he owns 2 Bombardier Challenger 350 Jets — the N754QS and N769QS — both of which would have set him back around $25.9 million each.
Those numbers are for brand new jets – and even with his money, he may have bought them used to save a few million.
How old is Bill Gates?
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, which makes this fella a Scorpio.
How many kids does Bill Gates have?
Bill Gates has three children in total. Their names are Phoebe Adele, Jennifer Katharine, and Rory John — each of whom are slated to Inherit $10 million from their father. Now, this may sound like a massive amount of money to us regular folks, but the truth of the matter is that this is practically pennies for Mr. Gates considering he’s worth a whopping $96.5 billion.
Bill and his wife Melinda are notoriously traditional parents (their children weren’t even allowed to have cell phones until they were 14 years old), and the pair plan on donating the majority of his fortune to charity.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
In addition to running a multi-billion dollar business, Bill and his wife Melinda also manage the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a philanthropic organization that has been noted to have a $50 billion endowment. Gates started the foundation in 1994 and funded it by donating a portion of his Microsoft stocks. The foundation was originally called the William H. Gates Foundation, but in 2000, he and his wife decided to combine three of the family charities and donate $5 billion in stocks in order to create the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2013 the foundation was named the single wealthiest foundation in the world. In 2007 it was estimated that the family had donated over $28 billion in total to charity. At the time, this made them the second-most generous philanthropists in the world — and this was 12 years ago.
Recent estimates place their total donations at $45 billion. This includes among many, substantial donations to Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. They’ve also donated $50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, which seeks to advance research for Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the Philanthropy Roundtable, the family is slated to give away approximately 99.96% of their wealth in total, leaving only $30 million for the family.