As soon as the American billionaire Bill Gates announced, on Monday, the news of his separation from his wife, the British newspaper The Independent shed light on the extent of his wealth.
Bill Gates, the co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said in a tweet on his Twitter account that he and his wife Melinda would separate after 27 years of marriage.
News sites discussed the issue with some questions about how the spouses would behave in the property, because according to the law of Washington state where they live, they must share their wealth unless they sign a prenuptial agreement.
The Independent newspaper published a report entitled 7 facts that reveal how rich Bill Gates is. It is reported to be the fourth richest person in the world, with a value of $ 146 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The seven facts are listed as follows:
1. The American Business Insider site calculated how much Bill Gates makes per second by examining his wealth, which increased last year from 105 billion dollars to 146 billion dollars, and found that he is making 4,630 dollars.
2. Although he lives a relatively frugal lifestyle compared to the rest of the wealthy, he would need more than 400 years to spend his fortune if he spent a million dollars a day.
3. The wealth of the British royal family is about $ 88 billion, which means that it is 66% richer than it.
4. The GDP in Luxembourg is about 71 billion dollars, Estonia is 31.4 billion dollars, and Bolivia 40.8 billion dollars, according to World Bank data, which means that his wealth is greater than the GDP of the three countries combined.
5. If Bill Gates gave every person on the planet $ 15, his fortune would not end, as he would have $ 28 billion left.
6. Around his house there are computer screens worth approximately $ 80,000.
7. Donate Bill Gates With 27% of his net worth to charity over the years, in 2017, for example, he invested $ 50 million in Alzheimer’s research.
He later gave another $ 30 million to a “charity project” called the Diagnostics Accelerator, which aims to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early.