The wealth of Microsoft founder Bill Gates has exceeded $ 100 billion, the first time since 1999, Forbes reports.
"The state of Bill Gates this week exceeded $ 100 billion. This was due to the increase in the value of Microsoft shares in anticipation of the release of the financial report (to be published on April 24)," - said in a statement. Microsoft shares reached on Thursday the maximum value of $ 123.52 per share, since the beginning of the week the paper has risen in price by 2%.
According to the rating of billionaires Forbes, the state of Gates is estimated at 100.61 billion dollars. The magazine also said that Gates’s fortune had briefly exceeded the mark of 100 billion in April 1999, at the peak of the dotcom bubble.
Billionaire remains the second in the list of the richest people in the world after Amazon head Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is 152.95 billion dollars, and who rose to the first line of the annual ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes magazine, overtaking Gates in March 2018. And in September, Bezos’s Amazon company became the second after Apple corporation, whose capitalization exceeded $ 1 trillion.