Microsoft shares have also risen in price 48% this year, increasing the value of 1% of Gates. The rest of his fortune is derived from the sales of shares and investments made over the years by his family office.
Bezos would be much richer if he and MacKenzie Bezos They would not have divorced MacKenzie receiving a quarter of their shares of Amazon in July this year.
Gates would also be much richer if it wasn't for his philanthropy: He has donated more than $ 35 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 1994.
The third richest person in the world is the owner of the luxury goods group LVMH, Bernard Arnault, who is also the richest person in Europe. Sometimes it even becomes richer than Gates or Bezos, but very briefly.