Bill Gates doesn't care that much about money. According to the Seattle Times, he said, "I can understand having a million dollars. There's a lot of freedom that comes with that, but once you get past that, it's all the same hamburger."
But he keeps getting richer because of two things.
First, the price of his Microsoft shares has kept going up. In 1986, when Microsoft went public for the first time, Bill Gates owned 45% of the company but was only worth $350 million. At the market capitalization of $860 billion as of right now, 45% would be worth $387 billion.
Second, he doesn't give it a second thought. Since 1995, Michael Larson has been taking care of his money. His job is to make Gates richer, which he has done very well.
Gates has made a few investments in things other than biotech companies, but his main goal has been to help those companies.
Gates doesn't have any expensive hobbies like Paul Allen, who buys sports clubs and big yachts, or launches rockets into space (like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos). He likes to spend time with his family, play golf, and play bridge with Warren Buffett.
Reported by : kdp publishers